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Changing nameservers for DNS management

Last Updated: Jul 04, 2017

Name servers are the first thing domain names look to when they need to know where the content of a site is located.  Nameservers dictates the DNS, which means you have to setup the DNS records with your nameserver provider.

If you use Name.com's nameservers, then we [name.com] manage and host your DNS, and everything DNS related needs to be setup in your name.com account. If you do not use Name.com's nameservers then we do NOT manage your DNS, and you would need to setup the DNS records with your nameserver provider. 

 

If your hosting provider asks you to point the domain name using their servers, so they can manage the DNS, here is what you need to do:

  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. From the top menu, click the Domains tab, and select my domains list.
  3. Click the domain name you would like to manage.
  4. Click Name Servers on the left side.
  5. Click the Delete All button to clear the current name servers away. Alternatively you can also Delete them 1-by-1 by clicking Delete, on the right hand side.
  6. Enter the new nameserver in the empty box labeled Add Name Server and then click the blue Add button. Be sure to only add one at a time.
  7. Click Apply Changes.

    Update nameservers for DNS

Note: If you do not delete the old nameservers before adding the new then it will create conflict and the Website/email will not work. You will need at least two name servers in order for the domain to work. Once you have changed them, it will take roughly 48 hours for the changes to propagate.

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