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Private Name Servers at 1&1


If you've purchased your domain with 1&1, then the private name servers which you received from HostGator must be registered with 1&1 in order for your domain to resolve to your hosting account.

The following instructions will provide you a walkthrough of the process for registering and setting up private name servers at 1&1.

Please note: In the instructions below, NS1.YourDomain.TLD and NS2.YourDomain.TLD are nameserver examples. You will need to replace YourDomain.TLD with your full domain name, including the TLD (top level domain such as .com, .org, etc.).
  1. Log into your 1&1 account.
  2. Go to your Domain Manager. Depending on the type of package you have, the way you get to your domain manager may be slightly different.
  3. Select New > Create Subdomain.
  4. In the empty box, type NS1.
  5. From the drop-down box, select the domain for which the name servers are being created.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for NS2.
  8. Check the box next to NS1.YourDomain.TLD.
  9. Select DNS > Edit DNS Settings.
  10. In the Advanced DNS Settings, select Other IP Address.
  11. Enter the IP address of NS1.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click Go To Overview.
  14. Repeat steps 7 through 12 for NS2.
  15. Check the box next to the domain you wish to point to your private name servers.
  16. Select DNS > Edit DNS Settings.
  17. In the Basic DNS Settings section, select My name server from the drop-down menu.
  18. In the Advanced DNS Settings section, find Primary name server and enter NS1.YourDomain.TLD.
  19. In the Advanced DNS Settings section, find Secondary name server and enter NS2.YourDomain.TLD.
  20. Click OK.
  21. Click Go To Overview.

You can check your work by selecting DNS > Show DNS Settings. It can take up to 48 hours for your new private name servers to propagate.

Note: If you have made any mistakes, you must wait until the status for the domain or subdomains report as Ready before 1&1 will allow you to make any changes. This can take several hours.