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.
For information on modifying the DNS records, please see How to Update DNS Records.
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 better understand the different record types, domain pointing and redirecting, and how to tell which DNS records are correct, click here.
- Login to your Domains Dashboard.
- In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the Nameservers.
- In List View, click on the cog icon.
- Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
- Edit your Nameservers by clicking on the three-dotted option.
- Fill in with your NameServer records. Note that the NameServer records are unique per Hosting company and they should provide you with the record to up it in.
- Optional: If you were given more than two NameServer Records, after updating it click on Add Nameserver. Fill in with the information provided.
Note: Updating your NameServer records can cause downtime for your website and email service due to the propagation timeframe of 24-48hours.