How To Change Your DNS or Name Servers?


In the last part of my Blogs Tutorial I told about domain name and hosting account. In this part I am going to show you the steps of changing your DNS or name server in details. I hope you are already ready with your domain name and hosting account. If not get it now, otherwise you won’t understand this part.

After buying domain and hosting account you need following two things to be done:

* Changing name servers
* Registering name servers

Don’t worry! It’s easy, just follow me.

Changing Name Servers:

Step1: you must have got one email from HostGator regarding your hosting account details.

The subject of email will be “Your HostGator Account Information”. Open that email and look for the following thing:

Your name servers:

nsxxxx.hostgator.comĀ  [xxxx- unique for you]
nsxxxx.hostgator.comĀ  [xxxx- unique for you]

Just copy this in notepad and proceed for Step 2.

Step2. Log in into your domain account and select your domain. See the following screen:

Click on My Domain

Select Your Domain Name

Step3. After Selecting your domain name you will get the below screen. Click on NameServers.

Click On NameServer


Enter Your Name Server

Step4. Select option I host my domain with another provider.

Step5. Fill nameserver1 and nameserver2 with the sever those you got from hostgator. Remember I asked you to copy in notepad.

Step6. click on OK.

You have successfully changed your name server. Normally change occurs within few minutes but it may take up to 48 hours. You will get once confirmation email from Godaddy. Check the email and proceed for the next step Registering Name Server.

Registering name servers:

Step1. Ask HostGator your NS1 and NS2 IP. They will provide you as:

NS1 -xxx.xxx.x.xxx NS2 - xxx.xxx.x.xxx [xxx - Your IP]

Copy these two in notepad. To know these two IP you can contact online help. Don’t worry, they are very quick in response and helpful.

Domain Registration

Step2. Click on More Action.

Step3. Click On Host. You will get a wide screen containing all details of your domain. Go to bottom part and Find Host summery. See Below:

Add Host IP

Step4. Click On Add

Enter Host IP

Step5. Put NS1 as shown in image.

Step6. Put your first IP means NS1 that you got from HostGator.
Step7. click on OK.
Step8. Similarly repeat 4-7 for NS2.

You have successfully Registered your Name server. You will get an email from GoDaddy regarding successful registration. Normally it takes only few minutes but it may take up to 48 hours.

Up to this you are almost ready with initial setup. Your domain name and hosting account is ready to be functional. In next tutorial I will show you how to install your blog in easy steps. Till then stay tuned or you may subscribe for updates on this tutorial.

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4 Responses to “How To Change Your DNS or Name Servers?”

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  2. I loved the content of the post.

  3. Carlson says:

    I believe that changing name servers could actually harm your site’s rank in google.That was my experience.

    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      We need to change the Name Server if we keep our domain name and hosting account separately. There is no relation between name server and Google ranking.

      Regards,
      Chandan

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