In this video, I would like to show you how to change your nameservers. I’m currently in my Go daddy account, different accounts may look slightly different. However, I hope these instructions will help you be able to change your nameservers easily and efficiently.
I have created a video below which is the easiest way to change your nameservers. I will also add a documented process below the video.
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Go to your domain provider
I’m going to go to my domain provider, which in this case is Go Daddy or Wild West Domains, they are both the same!I am in domain manager where I have a list of domains, so I will click on the domain where I need to change the nameservers and then I will go to, “Manage DNS”.
Changing the nameservers
Once I have clicked on the “DNS tab” I will be taken to a page with lots of info. Scroll down and you will see “nameservers”, in my case the nameservers are already in place.
So, let’s now click on “change nameservers” which will take us to the diagram below. You need to click on “enter my own nameservers (advanced)”. Don’t be nervous about the “advanced” word, it’s very straightforward!
Now you can see below that we have an “Edit Nameservers” window open. In general, most domains only have two nameservers, the most I have ever seen have been three nameservers. You can see that the window opens with space for two nameservers. We can add as many nameservers as required by clicking on the “add name server” tab.
Make sure you save your settings!
In general, I have found that nameservers normally change within a few minutes. However, many hosting companies will say allow up to 24 hours, in my experience this rarely happens.
It’s very easy to change your nameservers as you can see. Interfaces can vary slightly, but hopefully, with my instructions, you should be able to find your way around various websites.
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