Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Modify Domain DNS Nameservers in Namecheap
If you’ve registered your domain with Namecheap and need to point it to a different hosting provider or server, updating the DNS nameservers is the key. Follow these step-by-step instructions to change your domain’s DNS nameservers effortlessly.
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Log in to Your Namecheap Account
Visit the Namecheap website and log in to your account using your username and password.
Access the Domain List
Once logged in, navigate to the “Dashboard” or “Domain List” section. This is usually on the left-hand side of the screen.
Select the Domain
Locate the domain for which you want to change the DNS nameservers and click on it to access the domain management page.
Navigate to Nameservers Section
Look for an option like “Nameservers,” “DNS Management,”.
Choose Custom DNS
Select the option that allows you to set custom DNS or nameservers. This is often labeled as “Custom DNS” or “Use Custom Nameservers.”
Enter New Nameservers
Now, input the new nameservers provided. Typically, you’ll have at least two nameservers, and they will look something like:
- Nameserver 1: ns1.yourhostingprovider.com
- Nameserver 2: ns2.yourhostingprovider.com
Double-check the information to ensure accuracy.
Click the green tick icon to save (as shown in the image above)
Changing domain nameservers can be simple for those familiar with hosting accounts but may appear technical for others. Remember that propagation can take up to 24 hours, and entering incorrect nameservers may cause website errors or unavailability. Seek assistance if needed. This beginner-friendly guide helps, but caution is essential when altering nameservers. For assistance with your business and goal-setting, Content Factory can help amplify your success.
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