Create custom or vanity nameservers


It is possible to create custom/vanity nameservers for domains that are registered with DreamHost. For example, if your site is, the nameservers are automatically set as follows:

Since your site is registered with DreamHost, you can change those nameservers to match your domain. For example:

The nameservers function the same way except that the name of the DNS record is changed as well as the hosting company to which it points. The following steps guide you through creating custom nameservers in your panel.

Creating custom nameservers using the DreamHost panel

  1. Navigate to the Manage Registrations panel page.
  2. Click the Whois Info button located next to your domain registration.
    • If you have multiple domain registrations, check the box under the Modify Whois? column next to the domain you wish to modify and then click the Modify whois! button.
  3. When the Edit Whois page opens, click the Nameservers tab and then select Use another host's nameservers radio button to change your nameservers.
    For example, if the site is, the nameservers are adjusted to match (,, and so on).
  4. Click the Save Nameservers button to save.
    A message appears that shows errors within the IP address fields.
  5. If these new nameservers are hosted at another company, enter the non-DreamHost IP address for each corresponding vanity nameserver. If you want the new nameservers to be hosted at DreamHost, use DreamHost's Nameserver IPs.
  6. Click the Save Nameservers button to save.
    A 'Success!' confirmation message confirms the nameservers are saved.

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