How to Configure Custom Name Servers for Windows Hosting Accounts in Plesk

Introduction

Custom Nameservers allows the user to have a name for the server that they can identify with. Additionally, the custom server names can be used for branding reasons. The custom names also help in hiding the fact that the servers are hosted publicly thus making it hard for people with malicious intentions to cause any harm. With Plesk, you can configure the custom Nameservers.

This articles will show you how to configure custom name servers for Windows hosting accounts in Plesk.

How to Configure Custom Nameservers for Windows Hosting Accounts in Plesk

Configuring Custom Nameservers

Log in to Plesk using the reseller account and select Hosting Services, and under it, click Domains.

Click the link under Domain Name.

Click DNS Settings.

Select the domain name you want to customise from the Host tab.

Under the Edit the Resource Record dialog box, you can key in the Custom Name for your server under the Name Server text box.

Once you change the name to your preferred custom name, you click Apply then OK.

Add a New Nameserver

Adding NS Record

Under Domains again and click Add Record.

Select  NS as Record type, type the Domain Name, and type the custom name of the Nameserver and click OK.

The Domain page loads and a message “The changes you made to DNS recor…...to the DNS zone. Click …... changes.” pops up allowing you to revert or update the changes made.

On the list of the Host, the server which you have made changes is highlighted since it has not been updated. Click Update to save the changes made.

Add A Record

Under Domains again and click Add Record.

Select  A as Record type, type the Domain Name, and type the custom name of the Nameserver and click OK.

Click Update to save changes.

Remember to update the registrar of your domain with the new Nameserver.t takes almost 24hrs for the changes to be updated.

Conclusion

The Custom Names are mostly used for branding purposes. Most companies want to have a server name which they can identify with. Also, most of the organizations do not want people to know that their servers are publicly hosted. Thus, using the above steps, you can easily customize the name of your server.

 

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