View Full Version : Vanity DNS Names?

07-01-2004, 06:09 PM
I'd like to know how I go about adding a vanity DNS to an account.

In other words, instead of my DNS being ns1.youguys.com it would be ns1.mydomain.com.

My registrar is Godaddy.

07-01-2004, 06:18 PM
I believe Godaddy supports multiple name servers on the same IP address. Which means you could setup ns1/ns2/ns3.yourdomain to point to ns1/ns2/ns3.fluidhosting.com

If they don't support that, you'll need to sign up for our personal name servers which are $10/mo.

I can assist you in setting this up. Let me know which option you wish to use.

07-01-2004, 07:03 PM
what the heck we are talking about! Sigh.

07-02-2004, 09:22 AM
You should simply be able to go to your registrar, create your nameservers, and give them the IPs used for ns1/ns2/ns3.fluidhostng.com. It should take a few days to kick in. Ones it does, make sure they resolve to the proper IP addresses and then change your domain over to those nameservers, again at your registrar.

Hope that helps!

07-02-2004, 12:50 PM
goto godaddy.com
login to your account
click on manage domains
click on the domain that you wish to add nameservers as
click on the "domain host summary link" at bottom right
click on "click here to see details or modify"
then, you can add the ip addresses and such as people have explained.
wait a day or two, then change the nameservers your domain points to.

I am not sure if FH has to do anything on their part or not but that is how I have setup custom name servers in the past.

07-08-2004, 05:29 PM
I've done this and it doesn't work.

07-08-2004, 05:37 PM
What did you do, exactly? Include any hostnames/nameservers and IP addresses.

07-11-2004, 06:39 PM
I did exactly what it says above in this post (I've done it before with hosting hosting companies). It didn't work.

I tried setting up NS1.CLEARHILL.BIZ and NS2.CLEARHILL.BIZ pointing to and and it didn't work. I used the "Domain Host Summary" section of GoDaddy's account manager.

07-22-2004, 08:19 AM
Call Godaddy.
Let them walk you through it.