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I have recently signed up for a knownhost VPS package. My account has been set up on their end. They want me to create and in my registrar and point to their given IP address.

I checked my registar site... I can change the DNS info and other too, but where do I create those two entries and add the IPs?

My domain name:
My registar: Public domain registry. (known via, registered through nearby company Simrik Solutions)

I have my name servers set to:  

I have set my A Record to:

value: ip given by knownhost

I have set my NS Records:

Sr No   Record Id       Name                        Value                           Status       
1       10318811        Active   
2       10318812        Active   
3       10318813        Active   
4       10318814        Active   
5       10321078        Active   
6       10321080        Active   

Updates: I updated the child name server. I even added the account in WHM of knownhost too.

Now I am getting the following DNS Lookup result: DNS Lookup
;; Answer received from (90 bytes)
;; id = 5049
;; qr = 1 opcode = QUERY aa = 0 tc = 0 rd = 1
;; ra = 1 ad = 0 cd = 0 rcode = NOERROR
;; qdcount = 1 ancount = 1 nscount = 2 arcount = 0

;; QUESTION SECTION (1 record)
;;    IN  A

;; ANSWER SECTION (1 record)   13495   IN  A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION (2 records)   85495   IN  NS   85495   IN  NS

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There are several steps to this process:

  1. Find your server IP's

    I'm assuming you have WHM here? Open http://IP/whm (or the path to your server control panel installation) then go to IP Functions >> show IP address usage & check your primary and secondary IP Address. Make a note of these two IP's

  2. Register your Nameservers

    You need to register your nameservers with your Registrar. Login to your registrar’s control panel and register the name servers. This is often called "Child Name Servers" (See: for an example) or if this option isn't available, ask them to "register the name servers" for you.

    Note: As with all DNS, this can sometimes take time to propagate.


    • ns1.yourdomainname.tld – the Default IP of your server
    • ns2.yourdomainname.tld – Secondary IP or free IP

  3. Add nameservers to your VPS

    Returning to your VPS Control Panel, Go to http://IP/whm >> Basic cPanel/WHM Setup and scroll down to Primary Nameserver & click on “Assign IP address” and then “Add an A entry for this name server”. Then do the same for ns2.

    Once all done you can check if your nameservers are resolving ok at

  4. Add your nameservers to the domain records.

    Now you have fully working nameservers you can start changing the domain records for the domains you own to use your nameservers.

    Some of my favourite useful sites for checking DNS are: dns checker
    Complete DNS traversal from the root examining all possible routes that a client could travel, calculating percentage probabilities on the way.

    Domain Tools
    Very useful site. Use it all the time.

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i changed the name server to and ... but still didn't find any place to enter the ip for them given by knownhost – KoolKabin Apr 11 '11 at 19:21
@KoolKabin I have added further details on creating the nameservers in your VPS and registering them with your registrar. – Digital Essence Apr 12 '11 at 8:40
as per you suggestion,I checked my whm setting under ip functions. I found that the ips given by knownhost with specified and next is already there. And about the task in registar panel for registering name server i am being confused – KoolKabin Apr 12 '11 at 8:54
If there isn't an option in the Registrars control panel (and a lot don't have this function) then you will need to contact them directly and ask them to register your nameservers for you. – Digital Essence Apr 12 '11 at 9:19
It can sometimes be called "Manage Child Nameservers" Have a look for that in your Registrar Control Panel. – Digital Essence Apr 12 '11 at 9:21

you have to log in to your registrar and set an A record to point to your VPS' ip address.
consult your registrars online help if you can't figure out how to do that.

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I have set the A record to point the VPS's IP address but still not working. updates in question... – KoolKabin Apr 12 '11 at 5:23

First off, the wording of your question very unclear, but I'll take a stab at it anyway...

I don't believe you would need to enter any IP addresses because the DNS takes care of that automatically.

EDIT: When I answered this question, the OP only had the first three sentences posted. IMHO, he should have indicated everything else as an "edit".

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Agreed, perhaps he could return and change this? My answer went through about 12 edits as the picture became clearer and my original reply wasn't far off yours. Don't worry! – Digital Essence Apr 14 '11 at 10:03

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