View Full Version : Creating Custom Nameservers

December 2nd, 2009, 12:45 PM
NOTE: yourdomain.com should be replaced with the domain name you would like to use as the DNS hostname.

1 - Setup the DNS A records ns#.yourdomain.com and ns#.yourdomain.com pointing to the IP address of our nameservers in your DNS zone. This is usually provided either in the email sent to you with your account information or from within your control panel. Below is a list of our our common name servers used for "whitelabel" DNS.

(WCP hosted accounts and VPS/Dedicated accounts)
ns1.hostek.com -
ns2.hostek.com -

(Cpanel hosted accounts)
ns3.hostek.com -
ns4.hostek.com -

(Helm3 and Helm4 hosted accounts -Helm accounts being migrated to WCP; either set of IP's will work)
ns5.hostek.com -
ns6.hostek.com -

2 - At your registrar, register the custom name servers you created in the DNS zone in step 1.

Here are some video tutorials on setting up custom nameservers at the registrars.

000 Domains Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_000domains.html)

123 Reg Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_123reg.html)

Domain Site Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_domainsite.html)

Dotster Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_dotster.html)

Dynadot Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_dynadot.html)

Enom Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_enom.html)

GoDaddy Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_godaddy.html)

Its Your Domain Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_itsyourdomain.html)

Name Bargin Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_namebargain.html)

Name Cheap Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_namecheap.html)

Network Solutions Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_netsol.html)

Open SRS Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_opensrs.html)

Registry Fly Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_regfly.html)

Register Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_register.html)

Star Gate Private Nameservers (http://hostek.com/tutorials/dns_private_stargate.html)

3 - After you have both created the DNS zones, and registered the DNS you should wait 24-48hrs before pointing any new domain added to your new custom nameservers.

4 - If you would like to point your own domain name, make sure ALL the DNS zone records exist or are created for yourdomain.com, especially the ones setup in step 1. Then change the DNS for your domain to point to ns#.yourdomain.com and ns#.yourdomain.com.