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Domain Management: How To Update Nameservers

Domain Name System (DNS) is the system that translates a domain name into an IP address. DNS forms the foundation for the Internet.  DNS records are used to map each web service to the correct server. Each domain name has a collection of DNS records called a zone file.  

A Nameserver is a computer where DNS Records are stored. Domains will utilize the DNS records of the name server that they're pointing to. A more in-depth look at DNS Records.

To learn how to update your Nameservers, please follow the steps below and click image to enlarge:

  1. Log in to your Domain Dashboard.
  2. On the dashboard, you need to select the domain name you wish to modify.

    There are two views in the Domains dashboard - the Card and List views. Click on the view icons to switch to your preferred view.

    Domains Dashboard - Views

  3. Select the domain you wish to modify.
    In the Card view, click the domain's Manage button.

    Domain Dashboard - Card View

    In the List view, click the domain or its gear icon on the right-hand side.

    Domain Dashboard - List View

  4. On the next page, click DNS & Nameservers on the left-side menu.

    Domain Dashboard - DNS & Nameservers

  5. In the DNS & Nameservers section, you will see the current name servers of your domain. Click the three-dots menu, then select Edit.

    Domains Dashboard - Name servers

  6. Enter the name servers provided by %%BRAND%%.

    Domains Dashboard - Edit name servers

  7. Click Submit your changes.

Please note that once you made the name server changes at the registrar, there will be 24-48 hours of DNS propagation time during which your website and email may not be available.

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