How To Run Your Own Name Servers With ISPConfig And GoDaddy - Page 2

4 Configure DNS On Our ISPConfig Servers

(The steps from this chapter have to be done on ISPConfig server #1 and #2.)

Before we create DNS records for on our ISPConfig servers, go to Management -> Server -> Settings -> DNS and enter as Default Ns1 and as Default Ns2. You should also specify a valid Admin Email:

5 Create DNS Records For On

(The steps from this chapter have to be done on ISPConfig server #1/

I will refer to ISPConfig server #1 as from now on.

Go to the DNS Manager and click on New Master (remember, will be our primary name server):

Fill in as Title and Domain (SOA) and enter the IP address of (in this example it just so happens that is hosted on, therefore the IP address is, but of course you can use any IP address you like):

The Options tab should look like this (Nameserver 1 must be, and Nameserver 2 must be

Next I create the A record (we have already created by specifying it as Domain (SOA) on the Domain tab, but remember: and are different!):

As Hostname we enter just www, not

Next I create an A record for because I want to use that subdomain as the mail exchanger (MX) in the next step.

Now I create an MX record for the domain Emails for (e.g. should go to, therefore I leave the Hostname empty (as has no hostname) and enter as Mailserver. In rare cases you find email addresses like or; you would then have to create MX records with www or subdomain as Hostname.

In the overview you should now have three records: two A records (www and mail) and one MX record:

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From: at: 2007-08-09 16:03:31

Hi,'s domain management interface has been strongly modified, so maybe would be nice to update the how-to too. Some of the options and links are now in totally different places. Regards Piotr

From: Anonymous at: 2009-01-13 05:51:29

Godaddy changes the interface nearly every day, half the time I cannot see the Login area, but the principles stay the same, forget that, if anyone figures out Apache James with a dynamic IP or DynDns you got money!

From: manuel at: 2009-12-31 12:36:57

Hi ,

the ip adress in godaddy is the internal ip or the router ip ?

can tou help me ?



From: Anonymous at: 2010-03-02 22:45:09

Hi there,

Just wondering...

Isn't it enough to add the Own Name Servers in the Host Summary ?

Do Own Name Servers need to be added as A Records in Total DNS Control as well ?


From: cdmlb at: 2010-05-14 02:44:43

What is the point of even having your DNS servers if you still need to register with godaddy?

I would think just registering your DNS servers with godaddy and registering with your own DNS servers would be good enough.

The whole point of having your own DNS server is to register domains with your DNS server and with no one else's.

So you are still using godaddy are the DNS server if you need to register the domain with them, pointing to your own DNS server, and re-registering the domain with your own DNS servers.

It defeats the purpose, and you still endup having to pay for two domains and not just one.

Just use godaddy as your DNS server, and just point each domain you register anyways with godaddy to your web server.

If you are like using IIS with like windows server, each website has a host header name to identify what domain was visited and the correct website appears even do all domains point to the same webserver ip address.

I wish some one would show us or tell us what steps need to be taken to have our own DNS servers, we register the DNS servers on the internet prob with the ROOT server(s), and after that all the domains we would want would just be registered on our own DNS servers, and no one elses.

There has to be a way to pay for one domain, and have all other domains you want on your own servers and accessed from any place in the world, instead of paying for each domain.

How does it actualy all work, you go the ROOT server .
afther that you got the com ca org servers
after that you got the domain servers
after tht it hits the webserver

Are all websites in the entire world registered on every DNS server in the world, I don't think so, it's registered in at least 1 or 2 DNS servers only, that's it.

Thanks for putting up with me.

From: BMD Media Web Design at: 2012-11-06 05:27:24

This helped a lot, thanks!

 The screenshots can be updated, but still easy to understand (even better than a lot of Co-Lo and Datacenters Troubleshooting pages lol. 

From: at: 2009-12-10 01:58:56

This guide is very helpful. thank you so much.