How to Point DNS With NameCheap

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NameCheap offers domain name registration, Web hosting and other Internet-related services. If you want to create a website for a domain name registered with NameCheap, you have the flexibility of hosting the site with another Web hosting company. DNS settings allow Internet users to find websites by typing domain names into a Web browser, which takes them to the website. Easily point the DNS settings for your domain name to another Web hosting company's nameservers where you already have an account or service.

Things You'll Need

  • NameCheap account
  • Nameservers from web host account
  • Paper and pen
  • Navigate to your current Web hosting service where you would like to host your domain name and website. Log on to your account, and from the "Control Panel" locate the information that indicates the nameservers. These appear as "NS000.WebHostName.com" with the zeros representing the numbers of the nameserver. There will be two nameservers listed. Write both of them down on the piece of paper -- you will be inputting this information elsewhere.

  • Login to your NameCheap account.

  • Place your cursor over the "My Account" button and click the "Manage Domains" link that appears in the drop-down menu.

  • Click on the domain name you want to change.

  • Find the menu on the left side of the "Modify Domain" page and click the "Domain Name Server Setup" link.

  • Click the "Specify Custom DNS Servers" button.

  • Enter the names of the nameservers you wrote down earlier.

  • Click the "Save Changes" button.

Tips & Warnings

  • Most hosting providers give two nameservers for each website.

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