Connecting your domain using private nameservers (Glue records)

By running unique DNS servers and managing your own DNS services, you can control your private nameservers (Glue records) through your Hover account.

Note: If you have been provided name servers from your web hosting provider, you do not need to create Glue records and will need to update your nameservers.

Creating your Glue records

  1. Sign in to your Hover control panel using your chosen method of 2FA.Hover_control_panel_sign_in.pngNote: Clicking Control Panel will take you to a list of your domains if you have multiple. Click the domain name from the list to be taken to its overview page. 
  2. From the domain's overview section, click on Advanced.
  3. Scroll down to Glue records and click on Add a Glue Record.
  4. Enter your Glue record name and IPv4 or IPv6 address, click Add record.
    Hover recommends using a different IP for each custom nameserver to ensure redundancy.

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Using Glue records

  1. With the Glue records created, return to the overview section for your domain and scroll down to Nameservers.
  2. Click Edit from the nameservers section.
  3. Enter your Glue records into nameserver 1 and 2. Click Save nameservers.
    If you receive an error at this stage, please contact Hover support for assistance.

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Updating Glue records

  1. From the domain's overview section, click on Advanced.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. The existing Glue record can be edited or deleted. 
    Note: Glue records cannot be deleted if they are currently in use, so please ensure your nameservers have been changed to point elsewhere before deleting the Glue records.

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