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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.

To better understand the different record types, domain pointing and redirecting, and how to tell which DNS records are correct, click here.

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To learn how to update your Nameservers, please follow the steps below:
  1. Log in to your Domains Dashboard.
    Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. The Domains Dashboard has two views, the Card and List view. You can switch between the two by clicking on the view icons at the top right corner. 
    Card and List view
    • In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the Nameservers. 
      Card View, click Manage
    • In List View, click on the cog icon. 
      List view, click the cog icon
  3. Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
    DNS & Nameservers
  4. Edit your Nameservers by clicking on the three-dotted option.
    Three-dotted option
  5. 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 use.
    Edit your nameserver
  6. 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