I have recently signed up for a knownhost VPS package. My account has been set up on their end. They want me to create ns1.outsourcingnepal.com and ns2.outsourcingnepal.com 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: outsourcingnepal.com
My registar: Public domain registry. (known via betterwhois.com, registered through nearby company Simrik Solutions)

I have my name servers set to:


I have set my A Record to:

name:  outsourcingnepal.com
value: ip given by knownhost

I have set my NS Records:

Sr No   Record Id       Name                        Value                           Status       
1       10318811        outsourcingnepal.com        ns1.simriksolutions.info        Active   
2       10318812        outsourcingnepal.com        ns2.simriksolutions.info        Active   
3       10318813        outsourcingnepal.com        ns3.simriksolutions.info        Active   
4       10318814        outsourcingnepal.com        ns4.simriksolutions.info        Active   
5       10321078        outsourcingnepal.com        ns1.outsourcingnepal.com        Active   
6       10321080        outsourcingnepal.com        ns2.outsourcingnepal.com        Active   

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

Now I am getting the following DNS Lookup result:


Outsourcingnepal.com 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)
;; outsourcingnepal.com.    IN  A

;; ANSWER SECTION (1 record)
outsourcingnepal.com.   13495   IN  A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION (2 records)
outsourcingnepal.com.   85495   IN  NS  ns1.outsourcingnepal.com.
outsourcingnepal.com.   85495   IN  NS  ns2.outsourcingnepal.com.


3 Answers 3


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 here 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 ns1.outsourcingnepal.com & 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 http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/lookup.ch?name=ns1.outsourcingnepal.com&type=A

  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:

    Squish.net 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.

  • i changed the name server to ns1.outsourcingnepal.com and ns2.outsourcingnepal.com ... but still didn't find any place to enter the ip for them given by knownhost
    – KoolKabin
    Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 19:21
  • @KoolKabin I have added further details on creating the nameservers in your VPS and registering them with your registrar. Commented Apr 12, 2011 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 ns1.outsourcingnepal.com and next is already there. And about the task in registar panel for registering name server i am being confused
    – KoolKabin
    Commented Apr 12, 2011 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. Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 9:19
  • It can sometimes be called "Manage Child Nameservers" Have a look for that in your Registrar Control Panel. Commented Apr 12, 2011 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.

  • I have set the A record to point the VPS's IP address but still not working. updates in question...
    – KoolKabin
    Commented Apr 12, 2011 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".

  • 1
    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! Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 10:03

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