Name servers dictate what name service protocol must be implemented for your domain name. For people who own domain names, name servers are as important as the web hosts themselves. For this reason, it is not uncommon for people to change name servers for their domain names often. Keep reading if you want to change your name servers for your new domain.
Things You'll Need
- internet access
Go to your domain name registrar company on the Web. Log in to your account by typing your username and password in the appropriate fields. Wait for the page to download completely to see the list of your domain names.
Select your new domain name. If you have multiple domain names you will want to make sure you choose the correct name. Choose only the name of the domain that you wish to edit.
Go to the domain name's control panel or configuration page by clicking on the provided link. Choose the link that will allow you to change the domain name's name servers from the different configuration options.
Delete the old name servers from the field and enter the new name servers. Enter the correct name server codes for the primary and secondary fields. Check your new name server for the corresponding codes.
Save the changes you made. Depending on your registrar company, the modifications you made may take from 24 to 48 hours before they can take effect. It does not usually take this long, but don't be alarmed if it does.
Log into your registrant account after a couple of days and click on the modified domain name from your list. Check the domain name info to ensure that all changes have been implemented. If the changes did not take place you can reenter the information or contact the registrar.
Tips & Warnings
- Keep another tab or window open to your new name server's website. This can come in handy when switching instructions. Some sites provide switching info from specific DNS. Check if your new name server has instructions for changing name servers from your old server.
- When changing your name servers, make sure that you delete the old ones first before confirming the changes. If you don't delete the old name servers, your registrar company might think that you are simply adding two more name servers for your domain name.
- Be aware of the spelling and format of the new name servers you type. Typing errors and using the wrong format might render a problem with loading your new domain name. Incorrect format and spelling could cause your domain name to revert to its old settings or be inaccessible.