Do I have to use ns1.dreamhost.com?


#1

Hi, I don’t want people to know where I am hosted, is there a way I can use my own custom dns server instead of the default ns1.dreamhost.com so that if someone does a whois on my domain it won’t show dreamhost?

thanks


#2

The IP address of one of my sites is 208.97.128.190
Doing a reverse DNS lookup returns this:
190.128.97.208.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer basic-emu.garth.dreamhost.com.

So anybody curious enough will find that you’re hosted at Dreamhost. Using your own name servers will only provide minimal stealth for your hosting.

-Scott