If we lived in a perfect world. However in our imperfect world, our techs often receive questions about how to register custom DNS nameservers for GoDaddy domains.
For resellers, it looks much more professional to run your own custom nameservers. If your domain is Ã¢â‚¬Å“domain.comÃ¢â‚¬Â, your custom nameservers would be Ã¢â‚¬Å“ns1.domain.comÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“ns2.domain.comÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Follow these instructions to create nameservers for your domain name.
Registering Nameservers for Your GoDaddy Domain
The next field is labeled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Host IPÃ¢â‚¬Â. GoDaddy wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let you register nameservers with a single IP so you must have two different IPs. In the two Ã¢â‚¬Å“Host IPÃ¢â‚¬Â fields, enter those two namerserver IPs. If you are not sure what these are, contact your host. Once you are done, contact your host anyways to ensure that the Ã¢â‚¬Å“ns1Ã¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“ns2Ã¢â‚¬Â DNS Zone A Record entries were properly created on your host server.
It takes a few hours for the nameservers to take effect and propagate. .COM and .NET domains will take about 4-8 hours, while other TLDÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s could time up to two days.
Once you have created your custom DNS nameserver, you are now ready to set your DNS nameserver for your domain.
Setting Nameservers for Your GoDaddy Domain
Log in to your GoDaddy Account Manager. Next to the Domains area, click Ã¢â‚¬Å“LaunchÃ¢â‚¬Â. Select the domain(s) you would like to set the nameservers for. Choose Ã¢â‚¬Å“Set NameserversÃ¢â‚¬Â. Check off Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have specific nameservers for my domainsÃ¢â‚¬Â, which indicates that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re domain is not hosted on GoDaddy servers and that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re entering the DNS nameserver of the remote server.
As previously stated, you will need at least 2 nameservers and each nameserver needs itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own IP. Allow up to two days for the domain to propagate to the new server.