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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.  

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.

To learn how to update your Nameservers, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your Domains Dashboard.
    Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the Nameservers.
    Card View, Manage
  3. In List View, click on the cog icon. 
    List View, Manage
  4. Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
    DNS & Nameservers
  5. Edit your Nameservers by clicking on the three-dotted option.
    Three-dotted option
  6. 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. 
    Edit your nameserver
  7. Optional: If you were given more than two NameServer Records, after updating it click on Add Nameserver. Fill in with the information provided.
    Add Nameserver

    Note: Updating your NameServer records can cause downtime for your website and email service due to the propagation timeframe of 24-48hours.