A Simple Guide: Changing Domain DNS Nameservers in Namecheap

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.

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.

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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.

Look for an option like “Nameservers,” “DNS Management,”.

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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.

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Save Changes

Click the green tick icon to save (as shown in the image above)

Conclusion:

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.

Dennis Yu

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Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu is co-author of the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in social media, The Definitive Guide to TikTok Ads.  He has spent a billion dollars on Facebook ads across his agencies and agencies he advises. Mr. Yu is the "million jobs" guy-- on a mission to create one million jobs via hands-on social media training, partnering with universities and professional organizations.You can find him quoted in major publications and on television such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR, and LA Times. Clients have included Nike, Red Bull, the Golden State Warriors, Ashley Furniture, Quiznos-- down to local service businesses like real estate agents and dentists. He's spoken at over 750 conferences in 20 countries, having flown over 6 million miles in the last 30 years to train up young adults and business owners. He speaks for free as long as the organization believes in the job-creation mission and covers business class travel.You can find him hiking tall mountains, eating chicken wings, and taking Kaqun oxygen baths-- likely in a city near you.