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Well, I recently got a new domain, and need new name servers and I THOUGHT I changed the name servers (from my old ones) for it in WHM. Also registered them with my domain registar.
Nameservers are:
ns1.vitality-hosting.com
ns2.vitality-hosting.com
How can I test these to make sure they work correctly?
I have centos, and yes I have root access.
 

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Hello,

The simplest way to test them is through PING. Just ping your name servers and see if it gives your server IPs.

You can also use third party tools such as intodns.com or network-tools.net to check if they have any problems.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

You will have to access the domain registrar to change the name servers for a domain name. The domain registrar is where name servers are created and assigned IP addresses.

You can browse to "Basic cPanel & WHM Setup" in Web Host Manager if you want to change the default name servers used in the DNS Zone of new accounts. Beyond that, you can update the "A" entries or the name servers used in existing DNS Zones via:

"WHM Home » DNS Functions » Edit DNS Zone"

This option is documented at:

Edit DNS Zone

Thank you.
 

quietFinn

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Well, I recently got a new domain, and need new name servers and I THOUGHT I changed the name servers (from my old ones) for it in WHM. Also registered them with my domain registar.
Nameservers are:
ns1.vitality-hosting.com
ns2.vitality-hosting.com
Those do not work (they do not exist).

Nameservers for vitality-hosting.com are:
ns1.hooplahosting.com
ns2.hooplahosting.com
ns3.hooplahosting.com

those nameservers do not know anything about ns1.vitality-hosting.com or ns2.vitality-hosting.com

Obviously you need to add A records for those.
 

irbullet

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Those do not work (they do not exist).

Nameservers for vitality-hosting.com are:
ns1.hooplahosting.com
ns2.hooplahosting.com
ns3.hooplahosting.com

those nameservers do not know anything about ns1.vitality-hosting.com or ns2.vitality-hosting.com

Obviously you need to add A records for those.
You aren't understanding my question, my question is how do I change from previous name servers. I know that it is pointed to hoopla, that is where my domain is at and where my main site is hosted from.
 
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irbullet

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Hello :)

You will have to access the domain registrar to change the name servers for a domain name. The domain registrar is where name servers are created and assigned IP addresses.

You can browse to "Basic cPanel & WHM Setup" in Web Host Manager if you want to change the default name servers used in the DNS Zone of new accounts. Beyond that, you can update the "A" entries or the name servers used in existing DNS Zones via:

"WHM Home » DNS Functions » Edit DNS Zone"

This option is documented at:

Edit DNS Zone

Thank you.
I have done all that though :/
 

quietFinn

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You aren't understanding my question, my question is how do I change from previous name servers. I know that it is pointed to hoopla, that is where my domain is at and where my main site is hosted from.
I saw your question as:

How can I test these to make sure they work correctly?
If you want to use ns1.vitality-hosting.com or ns2.vitality-hosting.com as your server's nameservers, you need to:

1. register those nameservers in the registrar of vitality-hosting.com

2. create A records for ns1 & ns2 in the DNS zone of vitality-hosting.com. Those A records must point to your server.
 

cPanelMichael

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The name servers should be setup properly if you have completed those steps. Have you tried assigning those name servers to a domain name at the registrar? What error message do you receive when doing this? Also, are you sure you have created the name servers at the domain registrar with the appropriate IP addresses?

Thank you.
 

irbullet

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The name servers should be setup properly if you have completed those steps. Have you tried assigning those name servers to a domain name at the registrar? What error message do you receive when doing this? Also, are you sure you have created the name servers at the domain registrar with the appropriate IP addresses?

Thank you.
I have registered them, but my main site isn't on my server with whm / cpanel.
My main site is on shared hosting, would I need to add ns1.vitality-hosting.com and ns2.vitality-hosting.com in my main web sites cpanel?
 

quietFinn

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I have registered them, but my main site isn't on my server with whm / cpanel.
My main site is on shared hosting, would I need to add ns1.vitality-hosting.com and ns2.vitality-hosting.com in my main web sites cpanel?
You need to add them where the DNS zone of vitality-hosting.com is hosted.
If I understand your question correctly then the answer is: "yes".
 

cPanelMichael

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You simply login to a domain registrar and assign those name servers to a domain name that is created on your cPanel server.