How to Create Private Nameservers in Google?

Google Domains itself doesn’t directly offer to create private nameservers. However, you can configure your domain registered with Google Domains to use custom nameservers hosted elsewhere. Here’s how:

  1. Set Up Your Nameservers: You’ll need to have a separate nameserver hosting service to create and manage your private nameservers. This service will provide you with the nameserver details (typically names like
  2. Configure Glue Records in Google Domains: Once you have your nameservers set up, you need to add “glue records” in Google Domains. These records point the names of your custom nameservers to their IP addresses.

Here’s a general guideline for adding Glue Records in Google Domains (consult Google Domains support for detailed instructions if needed):

  • Log in to Google Domains and select your domain.



Next, you have to log in to Google Account


After logging in to your Google Account, you will be redirected to the Google Domains page and will see a list of all domains registered in your Google Domains account.

Locate the domain for which you are willing to manage the Nameservers and then click to manage the right of the domain listing.

Now, you will see the DNS page. After this, you can navigate to the list of the page and options too. Just click on the DNS settings.


After the DNS Management page is shown, go to the right corner for the Global DNS setting button. Click to redirect to the configuration area.


To use the custom name servers, you need to set up the Glue Records for the domain. Glue records are useful for associating a name server with an IP address. To move ahead click on Manage Glue Records:

After opening to Glue records page, you will get the option to type the custom name servers.


Firstly, it’s vital to create 3 blank records. To perform this, click the create new record button 3 times. Your blank glue records area will look similar to the image below:


In the second part, you need to enter the record name for your custom name servers in the Host Name Field. For example, if your nameservers are going to be ns1.your domain.tld, ns2.yourdomain.tld, and so forth, your glue record host names will look similar to the image below:

Now in the Third part, you need to allocate each name server an IP address. The corresponding IP address for each name server is located in your Welcome Email.

On the Glue records page, click to insert the IPv4 address button for each name server. Your screen looks like the one below:


Now, Glue Records are incorporated. Congratulations!  We’re almost done.

Next, change the name servers for the domain. To implement this, you have to return to the Global DNS settings by clicking the back button in the top left.

Note: The back button is not available in the browser, but it is available in the settings.

Check below:



When the DNS settings page loads, click “Custom name servers” at the top of the page:


The custom name server area will be open. Here, you will type the name servers you created in the earlier step.

Note: Just click the “Add another name server” button to fill in the field for the 3rd name server.

Your name server fields look similar to the ones below after you enter your name servers.

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