What are Nameservers?
For human beings, it would be very difficult to remember numbers instead of names. But Computers only understand IP address and numbers language. Here, the concept of nameservers came into the picture. Any server that has DNS software installed on it is a Nameserver. It is a part of the DNS (Domain Name System).
What are Custom/Private Nameservers?
When you register any domain, your domain registrar provides the nameservers which are its default nameservers. You can use these nameservers or you can use your hosting provider/third party nameservers for your domain.
For example, if you have a domain name with “mydomain.com” and you would like to use the nameservers as,-
Then you can definitely do this. You just need to login to your domain registration control panel and register these nameservers with DNS server’s IP address. We have a series of tutorials available for this. You can refer to them from here.
How do I set up nameservers for my domain?
If the domain name is registered with AccuWebHosting.com-
If the domain name is not registered with AccuWebHosting.com-
Here is URL which guides you step by step to set nameservers at your registrar's web portal.
Once you set the nameservers at your registrar, you will need to set them in your hosting control panel. You can contact us if you are not aware about the steps.
Nameservers Diagnostics tools
Generally, nameservers will take 24-48 hours propagation time however, in order to check what are the nameservers of your domain you can use any of the following methods:
- Browse any online DNS diagnostics tool like MyDNS.Is and enter your domain name.
- If you have recently changed the nameservers and would like to know which locations are showing updated nameservers then you can use any online DNS testing tool like MyDNS.Is.