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How to use your domain for unique name servers

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by BrandCollectors.com, Jun 3, 2020

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  1. BrandCollectors.com

    BrandCollectors.com Established Member

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    Hello,

    How to use/enable your own domain for unique name servers for your domain portfolio?
    e. g.
    dns1.names-for-sale.com
    dns2.names-for-sale.com

    Thanks
     
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  2. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    https://www.godaddy.com/help/add-my-own-host-names-as-nameservers-12320

    Just for branding purposes, assuming that the portfolio is already hosted:

    Step1: determine the ip addresses of the dns servers (if your-forsale-domain.com is currently using dns1.somehosting.com and dns2.somehosting.com, then you may assign ip address of dns1.somehosting.com to dns1.names-for-sale.com and use the similar scheme for dns2).

    Step2: add those records to a dns zone serving names-for-sale.com

    Step3: perform nameserver registration using control panel of the registrar you registered names-for-sale.com with. Example: above godaddy help link

    After Step3 is finished, you would be able to assign dns1.names-for-sale.com and dns2.names-for-sale.com to other domains as their dns ( such as to your-forsale-domain.com from step1).

    SIde effect: Should your hosting company (or parking company, or marketplace) decide to change IPs of their dns servers - then you will need to perform the same change. The problem is that they would not necessary tell you about the change, unless they officially support and recommend using branded dns servers... Webhosting reseller systems usually do this, but domain parking companies and/or marketplaces normally don't.

    Alternative: run your own dns servers, a couple of VPS would be OK. So you will not experience any unexpected IP change side effects...
     
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  3. mpls

    mpls Top Contributor VIP

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    You've to purchase an hosting plan.
    But NOT shared hosting, in order to have your custom NS you've to purchase a VPS or a dedicated server (expensive).
    Without hosting you can't and there is no sense to have them.
     
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  4. BrandCollectors.com

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    You make your server host the name servers you wont need the registrar to be godaddy..
     
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  7. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No. You should register nameservers for yourdomain .com through the registrar of yourdomain .com... using its control panel. GoDaddy wording means exactly this - if yourdomain .com is not regged through GoDaddy, then GoDaddy would be unable to register nameservers under yourdomain .com ... I included GD help link just as an example :)
     
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  8. BrandCollectors.com

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    got it 👍thank you
     
  9. NameDeck

    NameDeck Top Contributor VIP

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    Do you want to use the same custom nameservers for all of your domains? Do they all have to point to the same place/marketplace?

    Its really easy to setup on most registrars. You actually don't need any hosting plans/servers or whatever. DM me if you'd like to discuss further and need some guidance.
     
  10. shojib

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    thanks
     

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