Creating nameserver host records


The creation of nameservers is typically needed by customers who are migrating their hosting, where the DNS was handled by the provider.


If the server has a management plan with Servers Australia, we'll take care of all this for you. Otherwise, self-managed servers will need to go through setting up their own nameservers, if they want their server to handle the DNS.


1. Adding Host Records At The Registry

Before you can assign your nameservers to your domain, the central domain registry needs to know each of the names of your nameservers along with their IP addresses. These are called Host Records.

Find the place at your registrar where you can configure these. Many registrars will simply refer to them as Hosts or Glue Records. A few may label them more abstractly, referring to "configuring nameservers with IPs", "host summary", "nameserver registration", or something similar.

Whatever it's called, you need to enter each nameserver name along with the IP you assigned to that address.
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2. Add The Records To The Server

The nameservers won't be valid until there are matching A records on the host server. If the host server is a cPanel server, you would simply create the records using "Home »DNS Functions »Edit DNS Zone"


You can test that the nameservers are working by pinging them. If they respond back, then they're ready to use.

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