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How to create Private Nameservers in Google Domains

This article will show you the steps on how to create Private Name Servers if you’ve purchased your domain name through Google Domains.

Note:  Google refers to Private Name Servers as Registered Hosts in their domain management interface.

Step 1 – Login to your Google Domains account and click the Manage button beside the domain name you wish to create private name servers for.

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Step 2 – Click the DNS link on the left side menu.  This will bring up the DNS management page for your domain name.

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Step 3 – Scroll down to the Registered Hosts section. Enter the prefix you want your domain name to resolve to. Next, enter the IP address you want the name server to point to.  Click Add to finish creating the  name server record.


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You will see your newly created Registered Host now listed below the data entry boxes.

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You can now repeat the steps above to create additional name servers.  Typically 2 name servers should be created.

Note:  Once you have created two Registered Host records (custom name servers) you can then point your domain to the new name servers.

Updated on January 7, 2020

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