How to Modify the DNS Name Server Information
Changing the DNS servers
for your domain
* Please note that any changes to your DNS
name server information will take about 48-72
hours before they take effect. The reason for this
is that all other DNS servers throughout the world
need time to update or propagate to the changes
you have made.
- Before changing the DNS servers for your
domain, you need to find out the DNS server
names of your web host. This should be something
They may also give you a set of numbers commonly
known as an IP address for each of these names
(eg. 188.8.131.52). You should only use
the host name of your name servers and not the
IP address. If you use the IP address or enter
both the host name and IP then it will not work.
- Login to our
- Enter your user name or domain name and
password. Remember, your domain name does not
include the "www."
hostname. If you forgot your password, please
- Click on the hyperlink -
under the View/Modify
- Change the Use:
option from Our NameServers
to Your Own NameServers.
- In the boxes below the
section, enter the DNS Server names provided
to you by your web hosting provider. Example:
- Click on the Modify
button to save your changes.
Common DNS Server Problems
Q) I'm getting an
error message that says "Errors modifying nameservers:
Invalid attribute value". What does these mean?
A) The host name you provided is invalid
or not registered with the central Registry. Sometime
the host name you provided could be misspelled or
you used a wrong IP Address instead of an actual
host name. Go back and check the spelling. Re-confirm
with your web hosting provider that the DNS server
name you have is correct and registered. Try not
to use IP Address as the host name for a name server.
If problems persist, please contact
Q) How long will
it take for my nameserver changes to take effect?
A) Any changes to your name server information
will take about 48-72 hours before they take effect.
The reason for this is that all other DNS servers
throughout the world need time to update or propagate
to the changes you have made. If problems persist
beyond 2 days, please contact
support. Be sure to provide us with your
domain name and the name servers you want to use
for your domain.
Q) Why have the
changes I made just disappeared?
A) You probably forgot to save your modifications.
Make certain to click on the
to save any changes you've made.