Vanity Name Servers

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If you want to use our name servers but have them appear as though they were your name servers, you can use the vanity name server functionality.

Enabling Vanity Name Servers

You can configure vanity name servers on your domain(s) in DNSimple by visiting the tab on the domain’s management page and clicking on the card.

Vanity name servers are only available on our business tier or for Master resellers. If you aren’t subscribed to one of these plans, we’ll prompt you to upgrade your plan.

Vanity Name Server card

To use the domain on which you’re enabling vanity name servers for the name server names, click the link and the proper records will be added to the domain automatically.

If your domain is registered with us, we’ll also automatically add glue records. If you’re only using our DNS services, you need to request that your registrar add the glue records for you. The IPv4 and IPv6 addresses you need for these records are available in our document on the DNSimple name servers.

Vanity Name Servers on same domain

If you want to use another domain for the name server names on the domain for which you’re configuring vanity name servers, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the name server names you want to use, and click

Ensure the FQDNs you provide have the proper records configured on the other domain before attempting to delegate to them. If you do not, your domain will not resolve. Please see our documentation about changing to DNSimple name servers for the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses required for your vanity name servers.

Vanity Name Servers with another domain

If your domain is registered with us, there’s nothing left to do. If not, you should change the delegation at your current registrar to use the name server names you just configured.

Disabling Vanity Name Servers

To disable vanity name servers that you’ve previously configured, visit the tab of the domain management page and click on the card.

Vanity Name Servers card

You’ll see a page where you can disable the vanity name servers. Click the button.

Disable Vanity Name Servers

Vanity name servers will now be disabled by changing the NS records served on your domain back to our defaults. If your domain is registered with us, the delegation will be changed back to our standard name servers as well. If you don’t have the domain registered with us, you should change the delegation with your registrar to our name servers.