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How to create custom Nameservers with your domain

HOW TO ´CREATE ´CUSTOM NAMESERVERS WITH YOUR DOMAIN NAME

In case you want to configure "Glue Records" and generate alternative NS to dns3.swhosting.com and dns4.swhosting.com or another DNS, you must follow the following steps:

1. Register or transfer a domain to SWHosting. Remember that the domain must appear in your domain portfolio. In this case we are going to use the domain swmanuales.com.

**2.**Associate the domain created to a Hosting, Cloud, DNS service, etc. service. Any service where DNS records can be modified.

To know how to proceed, you can use the following guide

3. In the DNS zone of the previously created service, you must create two A records that correspond to the names of the NS records that you want to create. These A records must point to the IPs of the DNS servers that we want to use to use in the Glue Records. In this case, we will use 81.25.112.3 and 81.25.112.4.

To find out how to proceed, you must follow the steps below:

3.1. First, you must locate the Hosting service created earlier:

💡 Remember that you can use the search engine to quickly locate the Hosting.

_3.2._Next, you must go to the DNS section of your Hosting service. To do this, you must go to the left side menu and click on DNS Management. Once here, you must click on the Create Record button to proceed to create the two A records:

3.3. Next, you will have to choose the record you want to create (in this case, A record) and set the name (the one you want to be displayed, e.g. ns1) and the IP. This IP must correspond to the IP that is currently active in the NS of your service:.

Here you must specify the following information under:

  • Record Type -> Record A (Host)
  • Host Name -> The one you want to be displayed, e.g. ns1.
  • Host IP -> In this case, it would correspond to 81.25.112.3.

Once you have created the first record, you must create the second one:

  • Record Type -> Record A (Host)
  • Host Name -> The one you want to be displayed, for example, ns1.
  • Host IP -> In this case, it would correspond to 81.25.112.4.

3.4. Once you have created the records, you will see that they will appear in the DNS Records menu:

3.5. Finally, you must check the correct functioning of the propagation of the A records. You can use the following web page It should show the same IP that you have previously assigned.

**4.**Next, we must create the corresponding Hostnames. To do this, you can follow the steps below:

4.1. From the main SW Panel Dashboard, go to "Domains and SSL" -> "Domain Portfolio" -> "Hostsnames":

_4.2._Once here, click on "Create Hostsnames" and a window like the following will open: Here you will need to specify the following information:

  • Name -> recordA_domain.extension (e.g. ns1.swmanuales.com).
  • IP Host -> In this case, it would correspond to 81.25.112.3
  • Use by default -> We will specify if we want it to be primary or secondary DNS

❗ **Remember to create two hostsnames, each of them corresponding to the A records created above **.

5. Next, we must create the NS records in the DNS zone of the domain and change them by the name of the NameServers that we have indicated in the A record, for it:

5.1. Go to the Dashboard of your service. 💡 Remember that you can use the search engine above to quickly access a service.

_5.2._To continue, you must go to the DNS Management section (located on the left side of your screen). Now, you will need to locate the NS records currently set in your service:

_5.3._Next, you will need to modify these NS records and match the A record we created earlier, i.e. match the value set in point 3.

💡 To modify the values, go to the right menu ("...") and click on "Modify DNS Record".

A window like the one below will open, in which you will have to set this information:

  • Subdomain -> In case you make this change for the main domain, we will leave it blank.
  • Target Server -> A.domain.extension.recordName (e.g. ns1.swmanuals.com)
  • Host IP -> The IP corresponding to the A record name modified above.

❗ In order to continue, you must accept responsibility for the DNS zone modifications and click Save Changes.

_5.4._The changes will start to be applied. Please note that this process may take a few minutes. Also, DNS propagation, depending on the domain extension, could take hours to complete.

You can view the status of NS propagation through the following web page:

https://www.whatsmydns.net/#NS/

6. Finally, we must modify the NS of the domain. To do this, follow the steps below:

6.1. From the SW Dashboard, go to the "Domains and SSL" section and then go to the "Domain Portfolio" section:

Once here, and as shown in the image above, you must open the right side menu ("...") and select DNS Data.

_6.2._Then you will see that a window opens in which you will have to define the NS of the domain: Keep in mind that in DNS1 and DNS2 you have to specify the same names as the previously modified domain NameServers. These NameServers were modified in point 5.

To make this modification, simply click on Change DNS, then type the desired value and press the Enter key.

When you want to save the data, you must accept the responsibility of changing the DNS of the domain and select Save changes.

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