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How do I create my own Name Servers?
How do I create my own Name Servers?
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Written by Fredrik Björklund
Updated over a week ago

To begin, you need to choose the desired name server software. cPanel and WHM offer a variety of choices as described in the Nameserver Selection section. We always recommend Bind as shown in the picture below.

Then go to server configuration and basic cPanel and WHM setup. At the bottom of this page, you'll find where you can enter the nameservers. Each nameserver you set needs a name and you must set up at least two unless you chose Disabled in the previous step.

We recommend that you follow these points when naming your nameservers:

  • The name must consist of a prefix, a dot (.), and your domain name.

  • The most common name used for nameservers is ns1 (for example, and

  • Your nameservers cannot share the same name.

  • Your customers or you may need to manually enter the nameservers at some point, so we strongly recommend using names that reflect your business or your website's name.

Then choose the desired IP and assign each nameserver an IP.

  • We recommend choosing different IP addresses for the different nameservers.

  • Also, make sure that the domain your nameservers use has an account in WHM.

After you have configured the server's nameservers, you must register your nameservers with your registrar.

When you have registered your nameservers, their existence is announced to the rest of the internet. You don't do this in WHM or cPanel, but you must do it otherwise the nameservers will not work.

You should contact support for this if you have your domains registered with Miss Hosting.

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