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Private Nameservers

What Are Private Nameservers?

Private name servers are your own DNS name servers, for example: and

What Are the Benefits of Private Nameservers?

The benefits are mainly in branding; there are no technical benefits. If you prefer not to use private name servers, you can use GreenGeeks DNS.

What Are My Private Nameserver IP Addresses?

The GreenGeeks Reseller nameserver IP addresses are as follows:

  • Nameserver 1 IP address:
  • Nameserver 2 IP address:

How Do I Set Up Private Nameservers?

There’s four parts of the Private Nameserver process in total:

  • Create two A records for the private nameservers within the GreenGeeks DNS zone, each pointed to one of nameserver IP addresses.
  • Register the nameservers with the domain registrar using the IP addresses.
  • Update the nameservers for your domain(s) with the domain registrar  to match the those registered in with your domain registrar.
  • Update the default nameservers in WHM for new accounts; use the DNS Zone Manager to adjust your existing domain(s) NS and SOA records.

Registering Private Nameservers

After the A records are setup, you’ll need to register the nameservers with your domain registrar using the IP addresses provided above.

If you registered your domain through GreenGeeks, the article, Registering Private Nameservers for Domains Registered Through GreenGeeks will guide you through the process step-by-step.

If you registered your domain name elsewhere, you will create private name servers at the registrar that manages your domain. Look for an option such as “Register NS,” “Create NS,” or “Add NS” in your domain management portal.

Note its been GreenGeeks experience that registrars often add the domain as a suffix to the nameservers automatically,  in which case you only need to enter the first part of the Nameserver address [NS1 or NS2] in the hostname or nameserver field.

If you have any questions about setting up Private Nameservers, contact your domain registrar for assistance;  let them know that you would like to register private name servers for your domain with the Nameserver IP addresses above.

My Private Nameservers Have Been Registered, Now What?

Now you’ll need to update the Default Nameservers for new accounts, and the NS/SOA records for any existing domains that are now pointed to the Private Nameservers.

For more information refer to the article, How to Set Default Nameservers in WHM.

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