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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 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 Domain Dashboard.

    domain dashboard
  2. Switch to List view by clicking the two bar lines on the upper right corner of the page.
    List View
  3. Click the Cog icon on the right side of the Domain Name that you want to edit.
    Select a domain to manage
  4. Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
    DNS & Nameservers menu choice
  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. 
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