This tutorial assumes you have a domain name registered through and starts from their homepage.

Now we’ll learn how to register private nameservers or custom nameservers.

Creating or registering private nameservers must be done with the domain registry where the domain name resides. To create, for example, here, the domain must be at this REGISTRY.

Enter your USERNAME and PASSWORD in the boxes provided, then click LOGIN.          

You are now logged in to your account. In the ACCOUNT INFORMATION section, click the VIEW link next to the “Number of domains in your account” line, to see a list of domain names in your account.

Click on the domain you want to use to make the new private nameserver.

Click the NAMESERVER REGISTRATION link on the left side of the page. Scroll down.

Enter the new domain server in the NAME box.  

Now enter the new nameservers associated IP ADDRES in the provided box. The IP address should have been provided to you by your webhost.

Click the REGISTER button to have the new nameserver created.

When finished creating the nameserver, you’ll have to REPEAT the process to register your second name server. Registering private name servers, requires you to register TWO SEPARATE NAMESERVERS (i.e.: ns1 and ns2) each with its own unique IP Address.

Remember that after you submit your new nameservers and IP Addresses to the registry, IT CAN TAKE 24-48 HOUR for the new nameservers to propagate after you make these DNS changes.

How to create a private Nameserver at namecheap