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How to Create Custom Nameservers as a Reseller

Jul 06, 2022

How to Create Custom Nameservers as a Reseller

Creating custom nameservers as a reseller can be a lucrative business. With the right tools and knowledge, you can set up your own DNS servers and earn money by providing these services to your clients. By creating custom nameservers, you can help your customers feel more secure using your brand and set yourself apart from the competition.

 

Follow these simple steps to create Custom Nameservers on cPanel or DirectAdmin:

 

For cPanel:

1. Log in to your cPanel account for the domain you wish to create the custom nameservers for.

Screenshot:  cPanel Login

 

2. Once logged in, under the Domains section, click Zone Editor.

Screenshot: Domains Section of cPanel Control Panel

 

3. Click the Manage button for the domain you want to make custom nameservers for.

Zone Editor in cPanel

 

4. You must add the corresponding ‘A’ records into your zone editor. (Replace ‘yourdomain.com’ with your domain name.)

ns1.yourdomain.com → 103.146.112.25
ns2.yourdomain.com → 45.125.247.205
ns3.yourdomain.com → 180.149.231.51

For example, if your domain is ‘example.com’, then your custom nameservers would look like this:

ns1.example.com → 103.146.112.25 
ns2.example.com → 45.125.247.205 
ns3.example.com → 180.149.231.51

To add these records, click the + Add Record button on the right-hand side of the page.

Screenshot: Zone Records for Example Domain

 

5. A form will appear for you to fill in. See the example below:

Screenshot: Completed Form with Example of New Custom Nameservers

 

6. Click the Save Record buttons once you have entered the names/records.

 

Once these records have propagated, other domains can begin to use them as their primary nameservers.

 

For DirectAdmin:

1. Log in to your DirectAdmin account for the domain you wish to create the custom nameservers for.

Screenshot: DirectAdmin Login Page

 

2. Once logged in, under the Account Manager section, click DNS Management.

Screenshot: Account Manager Section of DirectAdmin Control Panel

 

3. Click the green Add Record button.

Screenshot: DNS Management Page Highlighting 'Add Record' Button

 

4. A window will pop up, allowing you to fill out a form to add the new DNS record.

Screenshot: Add Record Form to Enter in Custom Nameservers

 

You must add the following records as per below. (Replace ‘yourdomain.com’ with your domain name.)

ns1.yourdomain.com → 103.146.112.25 
ns2.yourdomain.com → 45.125.247.205 
ns3.yourdomain.com → 180.149.231.51

For example, if your domain is ‘example.com’ your custom nameservers would look like this:

ns1.example.com → 103.146.112.25 
ns2.example.com → 45.125.247.205 
ns3.example.com → 180.149.231.51

 

5. To add these records, fill in the form, then click the Add button. See the example below:

 

Note:

In DirectAdmin, don’t forget to add the full stop ‘.’ at the end of the record name, as this signifies the end of the record. It is common practice; however, some control panels add the full stop ‘.’ automatically.

In this example, notice the full stop at the end of ‘ns1.example.com.’.

If you don’t add a full stop, it will append the domain name to the end of the record.

Without a full stop, ‘ns1.example.com’ becomes ‘ns1.example.com.example.com’.

Once these records have propagated, other domains can then begin to use them as their primary nameservers.

 

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