How do I setup private nameservers?

Setting up private nameservers is fairly simple, however it all depends on where you registered your domain originally.

If StableHost did not register your domain or you did not transfer your domain to StableHost, you will need to contact the company who registered your domain to setup private nameservers.

Sometimes this can be done via the domain registrar's website.  

It's usually in an advanced section and is called 'Register Name Servers' not to be confused with 'Changing Name Servers'

You need to register your own nameservers, as you would register a domain name, just a bit different.    

When you get to the screen where to register your nameservers, these are the nameservers you want to register:


ns1.yourdomain.com should be registered to: 162.159.24.175

ns2.yourdomain.com should be registered to: 162.159.25.144


Once you register your nameservers, please log into cPanel and click on the 'Advanced' DNS Editor and add these two A records:


ns1.yourdomain.com should point to : 162.159.24.175

ns2.yourdomain.com should point to : 162.159.25.144


Once you have completed this, you can change your domain over to it's own private/custom nameservers.   

If you did register your domain through stablehost you can register nameservers through the customer portal by following the instructions below, you will need to update your DNS zone's A records too.

  1. Sign into our customer portal
  2. On the menu bar, click on Domains
  3. Click on My domains
  4. Click on your domain's row in the domains list.
  5. On the left sidebar, click on Private Nameservers.

Was this answer helpful?

 Print this Article

Also Read

I'm getting IP address has changed! errors

cPanel will sometimes throw out the error: IP address has changed! This is usually due to you...

Adjusting PHP Memory settings

To change the memory_limit for PHP, please follow these steps:- Log into cPanel.- Find and click...

How do I prevent people from linking to my website?

Please view this video tutorial: http://www.cpanel.net/media/tutorials/hotlink.htm

How do I parse .html files as .php?

You need to add the following line to your .htaccessAddHandler application/x-httpd-lsphp .htm .html

Do you block any ports?

We have firewalls that block inbound and outbound ports, if you are having problems reaching...