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There may be times where you are required to create a private nameserver. You may want to do this if you wish to add yet another layer of customization to your web hosting services. This article will walk you through the process of creating custom nameservers that you can use for your domains hosted at

Creating Private Nameservers

Step 1: Login to your Client Area

Step 2: Click on Domains, then click on My Domains from the drop down menu

Click Domains, then My Domains

Step 3: Click the Wrench icon next to the domain you wish to create Nameservers for

Click the Wrench Icon

Step 4: Click Private Nameservers from the menu on the left side of the page

Step 5: Type in the Nameserver you want to create, the IP Address you wish to point it to, and click Save Changes

Set the Name and Destination IP, Click Save Changes

Step 6:  Repeat Step 5 for the second nameserver you wish to create.

That’s it! It may take up to 24 hours for these Nameservers to be fully considered as Authoritative, but they are ready to use.

You are now ready to provide these nameservers to your domains hosted at Hostwinds. This includes the one that is being used as the root of the custom nameservers here.

Which IP you use when creating the private nameservers entirely depends on how your site is being hosted. Choose the IP of the nameservers we provide in the welcome email if you are trying to mask the Hostwinds DNS Nameservers on a Shared, Business, or Reseller hosting plan. If you are hosting on a VPS or Dedicated server using a DNS Manager within, then you would want to use IP Addresses that point to your VPS or Dedicated server by adding additional IPs to your server.

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