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How to Change Nameservers in Godaddy?

Written by Akash Navi

Nameservers is a common term which you will come across if you are a web developer or blogger. Those are basic things which you should know if you are thinking to host your domain name with any of the web hosting services like Godaddy, InMotionHosting, Digital Ocean etc. nameservers are something which work with your browser to take you to the right website. The things regarding nameservers are bit complex but I will try to make it as simple as possible and will explain you about them.

What are Nameservers and how it works?

Nameservers are specialised servers which work along with your web browser to resolve the IP address of any website when you enter any URL in your browsers address bar. For example when you type BloggingChamps.Com in your address bar your browser knows the URL you have typed in the address bar. It will use DNS to retrieve the nameservers of BloggingChamps.Com.

After that the nameservers which BloggingChamps.Com is using will be served to your browser. So now your browser knows the namesevers of our website it will now ask for A Records of the domain name. A Records is nothing but the address records of our domain. Then our web host will respond to your browser with the IP address of BloggingChamps.Com now your browser will send request to that IP and you can see our website in your web browser this is how a Nameservers work.

Also Read: How to Register Domain name with Godaddy?

How to Change Nameservers in Godaddy?

To change them first and the foremost thing you need to do is to sign in into your account at Godaddy, you can use this link provided here to sign in into your account.

Now click on your username which is showed at the upper right corner of your window. And click on My Products.
My Products of Godaddy

All the product you have purchased from them will be displayed to you on your screen, They will be categorised by type like Domain Names, Web Hosting, SSL Certificates etc. You can refer the image embedded below for more details about My Products section.

Manage DNS

Click on Domains and choose the domain name whose Nameservers you are willing to change and click on Manage DNS. When you do so all the DNS settings of that domain name will be displayed to you on your screen, now you need to scroll down and look for nameservers section.

Change DNS

When click on Change, they will ask you if you want to use the default DNS of Godaddy or custom DNS value. Custom DNS values are used in case you have domain with Godaddy but you are hosting your website on other web host like InMotion Hosting, Digital Ocean etc. You can refer the picture below.

Custom DNS in Godaddy

If you want to choose Custom DNS, select it from the drop down menu and you will be asked to enter the namesevers. Enter them and click on Save and you are done, you have changed the Nameservers in Godaddy.

When you change the values, it will take 5 to 20 minutes to propagate. So don’t be in hurry if your domain name is not pointing to the NS values which you have entered.

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