Domain from GitHub Student Pack

I have taken advantage of GitHub’s student pack and availed a free domain from
I tried to add the domain in netlify but I got this error
A DNS zone for this domain already exists on NS1
I tried to search for answers on google and saw an article about changing the name servers in my domain but I couldn’t find the name server configurations for netlify.
I’ve read the documentation here: and added the DNS record for netlify. Is there anything else I need to do?


You configure nameservers to point to netlify or use's default nameservers. From my experience so far, there are no ‘netlify nameservers’ as netlify doesn’t manage domains directly.

You can check if the DNS records are working by nslookup Or just use an online DNS tool (they give you all the info you need). If a result contains then record you configured, then you’re good to go.

Hi, @illuminettuce, and welcome to the Netlify community site.

If you have created the required DNS records for external DNS, then the next step is to add the custom domain to the Netlify site uder “Site Name” > Settings > Domain management > Custom domains.

@Siteme, the DNS servers for Netlify DNS will be at subdomains of and can be found under “Account Name” > Domains > “” once a Netlify DNS zone is created.

​Please let us know if there are other questions about this.

Thanks everyone, I got the site up and running. (Though without content yet) I owe you guys some beer after I finish school!

Hi, @illuminettuce, thanks for the follow-up to let us know it is working.

(Also, you’ve done the hard work and I think you deserve the beer! Thank you for the offer though. We’re happy to assist - no beer required. :smiley: )