How to set-up Private Name Server -

Private name server are the name server which can replace the default DNS which provided by the RFH [RankFirstHosting.Com] to do so you need to follow belowed steps:

1 - Gathered up your IP and Default Name Server
To custom the name server you must have the IP & default name server which is received by the welcome email from
If you have not received you can contact at 

2 - Register your name server at your Current Registrar
You need to create private name server with your current registrar, normally you can do that by accessing your domain control panel

Usefull Links to Register the private name servers 

- Domain Registered with
Simply Login to your domain control panel and we will update the same or email us at 

- Domain Registered with one of the following
  • 1 & 1
  • directNIC
  • Dotster
  • Enom
  • GoDaddy
  • Network Solutions
  • OpenSRS
  • Name Cheap

A - 1 & 1
  1. Log into your 1&1 account.
  2. Go to your Domain Manager. Depending on the type of package you have, the way you get to your domain manager may be slightly different.
  3. Select New > Create Subdomain.
  4. In the empty box, type NS1.
  5. From the drop-down box, select the domain for which the nameservers are being created.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for NS2.
  8. Check the box next to NS1.YourDomain.TLD.
  9. Select DNS > Edit DNS Settings.
  10. In the Advanced DNS Settings, select Other IP Address.
  11. Enter the IP address of NS1.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click Go To Overview.
  14. Repeat steps 7 through 12 for NS2.
  15. Check the box next to the domain you wish to point to your private nameservers.
  16. Select DNS > Edit DNS Settings.
  17. In the Basic DNS Settings section, select My name server from the drop-down menu.
  18. In the Advanced DNS Settings section, find Primary name server and enterNS1.YourDomain.TLD.
  19. In the Advanced DNS Settings section, find Secondary name server and enterNS2.YourDomain.TLD.
  20. Click OK.
  21. Click Go To Overview.

B - Directi NIC

To register your own nameserver:

  1. Click on Domain Manager and click the Change nameserver information icon next to the domain desired.
  2. Click on the Create Nameserver link at the top of the page.
  3. Enter your hostname and IP address for the nameserver and click Create Nameserver.
Warning, this page will create an actual nameserver for which advanced configuration and software is required at the ip address of the computer. Do not create a nameserver unless software has already been installed to run the nameserver.

To modify name server:

  1. Go through the above step 1, 2, 3.
  2. Click on "Modify" link to the right of the nameserver and then replace the old IP with your new IP address.
  3. Click on "Modify Nameserver" button and submit the change.
The change should be propagated through the Internet within 48 hours. You need to resubmit the nameserver change for all the domains using the nameserver you modified.

IP address stands for Internet Protocol, this is the number your server or computer is assigned by the network you are on (

FQDN stands for Fully Qualified Domain Name which, essentially is the nameserver itself (

C - Dotster
  1. Please log into your account.
  2. Click on "Domain List."
  3. Click on the link of the domain you would like to register a name server for.
  4. Click on the "Register Name Server" link at the bottom of the screen.
  5. You are then prompted to add the first part of the name server extension. We strongly suggest that you use ns1 and ns2 as the beginning extensions. The rest of the name server appears by default as your domain name.

    NOTE: Please DO NOT enter www as the beginning extension for your name server. This will cause forwarding problems in the future.

  6. Enter the IP address in the text boxes directly below name of the server, EXACTLY as the ISP has given them to you.
  7. Then click on the "Update" button, and your name server is registered.
*You can then register a second name server.

D - Enom
  • Log In to your account.
  • From the menu at the left select domain names and then register DNS.
  • Use the tool in the first section of the page "Register a Nameserver Name" to create your nameserver.
The domain must be in your account.

E - Godaddy

GoDaddy Private Nameservers

You can register your nameservers from within your GoDaddy Account Manager. Registering your nameserver IP addresses allows you to define a name for your server based on your domain name. You can register any host name you wish in the format:host.domain.tld

For example:

If you understand what is involved and have made the necessary preparations, please follow the steps below to register your nameservers.

Setting Up Your Private Nameservers

You will need to have access to the welcome email HostGator sent you when you opened your hosting account as it has information you need to set up the private nameservers.

If you do not have the welcome email from HostGator, please contact usand we can resend the email or provide you with the IP addresses you need to use for the private nameservers.


  1. Go to your GoDaddy Account Manager.
  2. Log in using your account username (which may be the same as your customer number) and password.
  3. Next to Domains, click the green Launch button.

  4. Click on the domain for which you'd like to set up private nameservers.

  5. On the Settings tab, under Host Names, click Manage.

  6. Click the Add Hostname button in the popup.

  7. For Hostname, input ns1 in the box.
  8. For IP Address, enter the first private nameserver IP address provided in the welcome email.
  9. Click Add.

  10. Click the Add button in the popup.
  11. For Hostname, input ns2 in the box.
  12. For IP Address, enter the second private nameserver IP address provided in the welcome email.
  13. Click Add.
Note: It may take 24 to 48 hours for GoDaddy to register your private nameservers; however, for .com and .net domains, the time is typically 4 to 8 hours.

Once your nameservers are successfully registered, you can set all of your domain names to use the private nameservers you registered.

Keep in mind, like most nameserver changes, it will take an additional 24 to 48 hours (sometimes quicker) for this change to propagate and be usable. This delay applies to all domains with any registrar, not just GoDaddy.

F - Network Solutions
In order to create or modify an IP address that is associated with your Name Server, it will first be necessary to log in to the Account that contains the parent domain of the name server you want to create or modify. (i.e. if you want to modify the IP address of the host "", you must be logged in for the domain

  1. Visit our website at .
  2. Enter your User ID and password in the dialogue box provided beneath the "Customer Log In" header, click "Log In".
  3. Click "Manage host Servers" at the bottom of the left navigation. If "Manage Host Servers" does not appear once you have logged in, cut and paste the following URL into your browser:
  4. Enter the name of the host server to be created or modified into the first dialog box provided, click "Continue".
  5. Enter or verify the IP address. Click "Continue".
  6. Confirm the changes to the host server. If the information is correct, click "Apply Change".
  7. Your changes have been submitted. Click "Back to Account Manager Home".
It may take up to 72 hours for this change to be recognized across the Internet.
G - Open SRS
  1. Log into with the domain name, username and password. If you don't have these you will have to contact your Reseller.
  2. Choose "Name Servers" from the options at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page, where it says "If you want to create of modify a name server based on domain name, click here".
  4. Click there :)
  5. You will see a set of boxes, one of which will accept data. The second box will not be editable, and will display your domain name. Choose a nameserver prefix and type it into the box.
    PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT USE WWW or MAIL AS A NAME SERVER PREFIX! ns1 or dns1 would be a good idea. The full contents of these boxes (eg. will be the name of the new nameserver. In the IP box, you will need to type in the IP number of your domain's name server.
  6. Click on the "Create Nameserver" option.
You should see a note that says "Name server is registered. This means the registry "knows" of the existence of your name server. It will be 24 - 48 hours before your nameserver info propagates to the rest of the world.

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