I just signed up for liquidweb's DS1 package, and will be splitting it among clients, while using whois.cart with directi as the registrar. It has WHM/Cpanel set up.
Liquidweb gave me a few ips and suggested that I run my own DNS on the server so that I have full control and don't have to contact them to setup dns each time I create a new account. I went ahead that route, so I have ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com pointing at the same server, my new DS1. Looking at directi, it looks like I can brand my nameservers there, too. For instance, have ns1 - ns4.mydomain.com pointing to their hosted DNS for free. This is where I need your help.
I want automation when I create a new account, or at least as much as possible. If I change the nameservers to directi, can I set that up in WHM so whenever I create a new account it defaults to those name servers? Would it be smarter to host outside of my own box for redundancy and to reduce the server load or would it not make much of a difference? What is everyone's experience/recommendations?