Custom Namservers

I have read a couple topics on this but have not found what I am looking for…

I want to be able to set the nameservers to my hosting account to something like ‘,’ rather than the default ‘,’.

So if I host a domain for someone, they enter ‘,’ for their nameserver information.

I have read someting about changing the CNAME to the new nameservers name, is that correct?

Can someone point me in the right direction on how to do this?


Part of this depends on where your domain is registered.

In any case, you’ll have to go to the Panel and edit DNS for your domain:
Add as an NS entry that points to
Do the same for ns2 and ns3. It may ask you for the IP addresses as well, so you’ll have to have them handy for, etc.

If your domain is registered at DreamHost, then it’s pretty easy to just update your registration info to use, etc., without a fight.

If you’re registered elsewhere, you’ll have to make authoritative for your domain before you try to set your DNS servers to your own. At GoDaddy, when you edit your Domain, in the lower left, there’s a Host Summary box where you’ll need to add your personal name servers before you can change your domain’s DNS server.