How to Update Domain Name Servers

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I often register my domain name with GoDaddy but host my website through another company (1and1.com currently). If your situation is similar, then you will need to change its nameservers.

To update the domain name servers, you will have to first find the nameservers of your web host.

I use a command prompt to change my domain name servers. It’s easy and quick to find the nameservers of my web host.

Here are the steps:

1) Click on the Start and type cmd on the Search programs and files box.

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2) Type nslookup in the command prompt window.

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3) Then type set q=NS command

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4) In the next line, after >, type domain name address of your web host. For example, I typed 1and1.com as my web host.

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5) Hit Enter and the command prompt will display all the nameservers of your web host.

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You will notice that the command will list 2-4 nameservers.

That’s all you need to do to find the nameservers of the web host.

Now, once you have the nameservers information, you will have to go to your domain Registrar (GoDaddy in my case) and update the nameservers there.

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If you have a GoDaddy account:

  • Login to your GoDaddy account
  • Click on Manage, just after

How you will change the name server will depend on the view of your account.

In Card View

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In card view, you will see your account like above.

  1. Select your domain name and click on Settings icon to select Manage DNS
  2. Under the Nameservers, click on the Change option
  3. Choose Custom under Choose the your new nameserver type
  4. Enter the nameservers of your web host and click

In List View

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In the list view, your screen will look something like above.

  1. First, select a domain name or more that you want to modify
  2. From the nameservers tab, select Set Nameservers
  3. Select Custom under the Setup type
  4. Then click Enter custom nameservers
  5. Enter nameservers of your web host and click OK

Once you have updated the nameservers, wait until 24-48 hours to see the changes take place. If you were lost, you can always call your domain Registrar or web host provider to help you change the nameservers of your domain.

Over to you

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