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Setting Nameservers for Your Domain Names

Date Submitted: 12/01/2014

Nameservers control where your domain name reaches out when visitors access it. When you register a domain name, we set it to our "parked" nameservers, which just display a temporary page. However, you got a domain name to make a website and might need to change your nameservers to connect it to your domain name.

Which nameservers you need to use depends on where it's registered and where your website is hosted. For example, if your domain name is registered or hosted with us, use the Here information; if it's registered with or hosted by another company, use the Elsewhere information.

Domain? Website? Use these instructions...
Here Here You can use our standard DNS configuration outlined in Setting Nameservers for Domains Hosted & Registered with Us.
Here Elsewhere First, get your nameservers from your other hosting and then set them using Setting Custom Nameservers for Domains Registered with Us.
Elsewhere Here Find your site's nameservers using Nameservers to Use for Domains Registered Elsewhere & Hosted Here and then provide them to your domain name's registrar.
Elsewhere Off-Site DNS Off-Site DNS lets you use our DNS manager if your domain name is neither registered nor hosted with us. For information about setting this up, see Managing Domain Names with Off-site DNS
Here VPS/Dedicated
You can create your own nameservers by registering "hosts" for your domain name using Creating Your Own Nameserver (Registering Your Own Domain Hosts). After creating the hosts, see Setting Custom Nameservers for Domains Registered with Us.

After updating your nameservers, allow 4 to 8 hours for other networks to access information for .com and .net domain names, and allow 24 to 48 hours for other networks to access information for all other domain extensions. If you have difficulty, contact our 24/7 technical support team for assistance.

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