If you are using ubuntu 14.04, you may find you can not setting dns on your /etc/resolv.conf
This is because ubuntu using resolvconf to manage the dns setting, every times system boot, resolvconf will regenerate resolv.conf file.
But there always have way to do this.
put your nameserver list in
nameserver 22.214.171.124nameserver 126.96.36.199
this command tell resolvconf to regenerate the resolve file