Setting up Reseller Private Nameservers Published: Mar 12, 2004
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Learn how to assign reseller accounts with their own private name servers such as ns1 and ns2 for their own clients in WHM.

Learn how to assign reseller accounts with their own private name servers such as ns1 and ns2 for their own clients in WHM.
Resellers can also have their own private name servers for their own clients making the server provider more anonymous and the reseller more credible.

Lets Begin!
We assume that you have already setup your resellers account and that you want to just add private name servers for them.
A guide on setting up reseller accounts will be provided soon in the Cpanel Tutorials section.

What You Need
2 free ip addresses
WHM root access to the server

Setting it up in WHM
Now that the name servers and IPs are registered we need to set them up on the server.

1. Login to your WHM account as root.

2. Click on Reseller Center on the left hand side.

3. Under Edit Reseller Privileges/Nameservers, select the reseller account you want to provide with private name servers.

4. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page until you see 4 entry boxes and it reads: Primary Nameserver:

See the attached image, click for enlargement.
Setting private reseller nameservers

5. In the Primary Nameserver field enter:

6. Click "Assign IP Address"

7. Click "Add an A Entry for this nameserver"

8. In the Secondary Nameserver field enter:
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the Secondary Nameserver.

9. Click Save

10. Write down your resellers IPs and what name servers they belong to, on WHM click on Manage Nameserver IPs to view all name servers running.

Finishing Up

Register the name servers, have your reseller login to your domain management page for the domain you registered and  register and as nameservers (registries normally have a special facility for doing that). The registry may also have a facility to propogate these nameservers around the foreign registries - if so, you should use this facility.

These registrations may take a few days to propagate (often as many as 3 days).

Your resellers can now have their clients enter and helping your reseller look more professional and keeping them anonymous from you.


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Comments (5)

  • Gravatar - Sam
    Sam 06:57, April 26, 2004
    This is not a complete tutorial, and following the above processes does not make reseller nameservers work. You have not included all steps needed in order for them to work.
  • Gravatar - Steve
    Steve 19:01, April 26, 2004
    Sam follow the related article link to Setting up Private Nameservers in Cpanel. This isn't mean to be a complete nameserver setup guide, just what you need for a reseller.
  • Gravatar - Brett
    Brett 11:51, May 30, 2004
    Not much help, this is pretty obvious. Problem I am having is WHM won't let you setup nameservers on one server when they are already being used on another server - so how the heck can you transfer a reseller client from one server to another when WHM won't let you assign an IP?
  • Gravatar - mohdjumah
    mohdjumah 21:33, July 31, 2004
    Its good but pls make another one which tell us how to setup a complete a reseller account A-Z. Thanks.
  • Gravatar - LJ
    LJ 20:06, December 30, 2004
    ok with custom name server the only way you can get thim is through ur hosting company

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