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Changing Domain but keep existing DNS up

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by Todesengel, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Todesengel

    Todesengel Member

    Jul 15, 2014
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    I have currently setup on my WHM server. DNS servers are, and

    I am going to retire and be moving to I want to be able to change the hostname on WHM, setup the new DNS servers for ns1.domainname2, but still allow the existing function until all the clients have been migrated.

    What would be the best way to accomplish this?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    It's acceptable to have multiple name servers using the same IP addresses.

    You can setup the new name servers at the domain registrar for "" pointing to the same IP addresses you use for the original domain name. Then, add the "A" records for the new name servers in it's DNS zone on the cPanel server. Additionally, setup the new default name servers for new accounts under "Name Servers" at the bottom of "WHM Home » Server Configuration » Basic WebHost Manager® Setup".

    Once all of your customers have switched over to the new name servers, simply remove the DNS zone for the original domain name on the cPanel server. Then, update the NS records in the existing zones using the instructions in the following thread:

    Bulk DNS Zone Update

    Thank you.
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