Point my nameserver addresses to DO ns IPs at my registrar.

August 7, 2015 890 views

I would like to use a custom "nameserver" for my domain. Is it possible without creating own nameservers?

I noticed, i could create new nameserver names (eg.: ns1.mydomain.com) at my registrar and point it to an IP address. I want to point theses addresses to DO's nameserver IP addresses.

Will it work in this way?

I read about glue records, but I'm not sure is that exactly what I need.

2 Answers


if your domain is "yourdomain.com" and you want to use "ns1.yourdomain.com" and "ns2.youdomain.com" instead of "ns1.yourprovidersdns.com" and "ns2.yourprovidersdns.com" etc. you'll need GLUE Records / Host Records.

You have to setup these at your Domain Registrar. (Becuase GLUE Records are directly registered at the Root-DNS of your TLD and this makes it possible to resolv to your domain)

If you point "ns1.youdomain.com" to the IP-Address of your Providers DNS this might work, but better ask you'r registrar if this is allowed and possible.

This might be possible but might also be blocked by your current dns provider. Defenetly you have to add GLUE Records for your domain (at the registrar).

eg. ns1.yourdomain.com -> IP of your DNS Provider's Nameserver

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