Quick guide: Changing Name Servers

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Let’s suppose that, one day, you decide to change the nameservers for your websites’ domain name. But because you haven’t dealt with such a task before, you don’t actually have the idea about how to do it. So, what can you do? First of all, you can try completing the change yourself. And if you read this short tutorial carefully, you should be able to succeed. So, here are the steps you have to follow, in order to change your domains’ namerservers…Well just follow this quick guide...



Nowadays, building and maintaining a website is much easier and cheaper than it used to be several years ago ( though, not all websites are cheap to maintain..but that's another story ). Basically, all you need for your webpages to be online are a hosting account and a domain name. Now, once you have them, it's all up to you to start uploading your site and promote it, in order to drive traffic and make some money.

Let's suppose that, one day, you decide to change the nameservers for your websites' domain name. But because you haven't dealt with such a task before, you don't actually have the idea about how to do it. So, what can you do? First of all, you can try completing the change yourself. And if you read this short tutorial carefully, you should be able to succeed. So, here are the steps you have to follow, in order to change your domains' namerservers.

*Step number 1

Before even starting this operation, you need to be logged into your hosting account. To do this, just type in your browsers' address bar the URL of your hosting company ( where you're currently having your website uploaded ). Then, look for the login page/function. Once you've found it, type in your username and password, then hit "Enter" on your keyboard and wait for the site to load and display the users' control panel, where you should be able to see all the domains you have registered so far.

*Step number 2

At this stage, you have to select the domain name you want to edit, from the list with the domains mentioned above ( in case if you have more than one domain registered ). Make sure you've made the right choice, so not to encounter any problems later on, during the nameserver change!

*Step number 3

After you've selected the domain name you want to work with, you should be able to see the control panel for it. If you do, then look for an option named "Change nameservers" ( or one similar to it ).

*Step number 4

Click on the link for the above mentioned option. Now, in front of your eyes, you should see the fields containing the old nameservers codes. Delete them and replace them with the new codes, making sure every data you have submitted is correct. Otherwise, the domain might not work properly.

*step number 5

This is important! Save all the changes you've made! Not doing so might result in the change not being completed. You have to know that this process won't happen in a blink of an eye. It might take up to 48 hours for everything to function ok.

*Step number 6

After a couple of days after doing the change, log back into your account and check to see if all the info you've submitted earlier are correct and if the process has ended successfully. In case something doesn't work, reenter the information once again or try contacting the registrar/hosting company, to assist you.

Some tips and warnings you should take note of:

- You might want to keep another tab or browser window open, in case you have to switch between them often, for checking instructions, entering various info etc.

- Make sure you delete the old nameservers, before entering the codes for the new ones. If you forget this, then your registrar company ( the place from where you've bought your domain name ) might think you've added 2 more nameservers to those already there. This can create confusion!

- When typing in the new nameservers, pay attention to how they're spelled! If you type in the wrong format, character or number, could result in your domain to revert to its original settings or not work at all.

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