Hey, in this blog post we are going to see how to change domain name system (dns) in Godaddy.
If you are reading this then I assume you already have your domain name and your hosting. If not, then below mentioned are the respective links:
Before we jump into changing the domain name system, let’s first understand what is a domain name system.
Nameserver is a server on the internet specialized in handling queries regarding the location of a domain name’s various services.
Nameservers are a fundamental part of the Domain Name System (DNS). They allow using domains instead of IP addresses. It is like contacting your friend by phone: Before calling, you look up his/her telephone number or write it down not to enter the numbers each time.
In easy words, nameservers define your domain’s current DNS provider. Most domain name registrars provide DNS services. There is also a Free DNS service. Free DNS is a DNS hosting service provided to help people whose domain registrars do not include DNS hosting with domain registrations.
Here is a detailed video explaining you all about DNS which you as a digital marketer need to to know:
So, now that you know what dns is, let’s figure out how to change it.
Over here, I am gonna demonstrate it using this domain: dmcourses4you.com
Login to your Bluehost hosting account.
Click on “domains” on the top as shown below:
Then click on “assign.”
You will be redirected to a page where it will mention some steps.
Enter your domain name inside the 1st step as shown below:
As soon as you enter your domain name, it will start Verifying your domain and will show you something like this in Step 2:
You will have to copy and paste NS1. BLUEHOST.COM & NS2.BLUEHOST.COM inside your Godaddy DNS settings.
So, login to your Godaddy account and click on DOMAINS.
Now if you are doing it for the first time, and you have never set a DNS for your domain then it will ask you to ADD A NAMESERVER.
However, if you are like, who might be running the domain with some other hosting provider in the past and changes the hosting service provider then it will give you an option of CHANGE for your name servers.
For me this domain was hosted with Hostgator earlier but now I would like to change the nameservers to Bluehost.
So click on “CHANGE.”
Once you click on CHANGE, it will show you 2 options. Default and Custom. Choose custom.
Now go back to your Bluehost account and copy the name servers.
Click on SAVE.
It should then reflect the changes in a couple of minutes.
Now come back to your bluehost hosting account and refresh the page or click on the “DOMAINS” on the top of the page again. Then click on ASSIGN.
Once again enter the domain name and check for the verification.
This time you will get a VERIFICATION message like the one below:
Now move on to step 3 and select the option as below:
Now the final step.
On step 4, keep all the options as it is. Don’t change anything and click on “assign this domain” in green color.
Once you click on that, you might see nothing happening (at times) and it will keep on loading the page.
If that’s the case, then try refreshing the same page or you can click on “DOMAINS” on the top.
Once you click that, if you are able to see your newly assigned domain in the list then you have successfully changed the DNS for your domain.
Hope this was helpful. Let me know in the comments if you face any issues.
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