How do I set up Private Name servers at Godaddy?

If you have a domain registered at Godaddy and you want to use private name servers (,, etc) you have to register the DNS before they can be used with any of your domains. If you don't register them with GoDaddy you will get an error when you try to assign them to any of your domains.

Once your reseller account is setup, your welcome email with have 2 IPs assigned by us for your name servers, you must register both name servers and IPs at Godaddy.

To Register Your Private Name server (custom DNS) at GoDaddy

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
  3. Click on your domain you’d like to register nameservers for.
  4. Click on (add) under ‘Host Summary’ on the bottom left.
  5. For “Host Name:” you’ll input “ns1” (no quotes) in the box.
  6. For “Host IP 1:” you’ll input your primary nameserver IP address
  7. Click “Ok” - Your first nameserver has been created.
  8. Click on (add) under ‘Host Summary’ on the bottom left again.
  9. For “Host Name:” you’ll input “ns2” (no quotes) in the box.
  10. For “Host IP 2: you’ll input the secondary IP provided in your welcome email.
  11. Click “OK”

To Edit Your Previously Registered private name servers at GoDaddy

If you set up your own private name servers for your Domain Name Server (DNS) service, you can edit your host name and add or edit IP addresses.

If there are domain names currently pointed to these hosts, you cannot remove them. Further, changes you make to the hosts can affect how those domains function. Be cautious and verify your settings before saving changes.

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
  3. Click the domain name you want to edit.
  4. Next to Hostnames, click Manage.
  5. Next to the hostname you want to use, click Edit.
  6. Make any changes you want, and then click Edit.

DNS changes can take up to 48 hours to propagate. This means your hosting or other domain name features might not work during the propagation period.

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