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How to Update DNS Records - DNS Management

What is a Nameserver?

A nameserver is a computer where DNS (Domain Name System) records are stored in databases. Web browsers, like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge, can search and read the DNS records, which tell them where to find websites.

What is DNS?

Domain Name System, or DNS, converts domain names into numbers, called IP addresses. Every website is identified by a number, an IP address; computers read that. One of the IP addresses for Google is 172.217.14.228. When web browsers look for Google, they are looking for 172.217.14.228, which they find in the Google Name Server databases. DNS forms the backbone of the internet, the authority on where every website is located.

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Follow these steps to update your DNS records:
  1. Log in to your Domains Dashboard

    Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the DNS records. 
    Card View, click Manage
  3. In List View, click on the cog icon. 
    List view, click the cog icon
  4. On the left sidebar, click on DNS & Nameservers
    Click DNS & Nameservers
  5. On the DNS & Nameservers page, select the DNS Records tab. 
    DNS Records Tab
  6. Add a DNS Record by clicking the blue + button.
    Add DNS Record
  7. In the window that appears, select the DNS record type from the dropdown list.
    Select the DNS Record Type
  8. Type in the DNS record value. You may also visit DNS Records Explained for more information about the DNS record types and their functions.
    Type in the DNS record value
  9. Then click on the Add DNS button.
  10. Or, choose from the list of records you wish to edit by clicking the 3 dots on the side. 
    Click on the 3 dots on the side
  11. Make your revisions and click on Update DNS
    Click Update DNS