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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 Domains Dashboard

    Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. On the dashboard, 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.
    Card and List view
  3. Choose the domain you wish to modify. 
    In the Card view, click the domain's Manage button.

    Domain Dashboard - Card View

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

    Domain Dashboard - List View

  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. 

What is my default nameserver?

To identify your default nameserver, click here.
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