There are a variety of reasons to change nameserver. you may need to host a domain elsewhere, or you may want to use a CDN (content delivery network) like Cloudflare to manage your DNS.
This article covers how to change the nameservers for GreggHost-registered domains. If you own the registration elsewhere, you must contact the existing registrar to alter the nameservers.
On the GreggHost panel, you may alter the nameservers on two different pages.
Organize your website registrations
All of your DNS points to the new hosting firm when you change your nameservers.
If you want to host email at a different location than your nameservers, you’ll need to change your email DNS records as well.
Go to the Manage Websites section.
Go to your site’s Manage page.
Hover over your website in Grid View and click the Manage option.
Click the Manage button to the right of your website if you’re in List view.
Navigate to the DNS tab.
Button “Add Record”
To add a new record, click the Add Record button.
Hover over the NS Record area and click the ADD link to add a new record.
NS Record Host: NS Record Host: NS Record Host: NS Enter the nameserver’s specified subdomain. Usually, it’s just ns1, ns2, or ns3.
Refers to: Enter the URL that will be resolved by the nameserver. This is the company’s domain that you’re pointing to. GreggHost’s first nameserver, for example, is ns1.dreamhost.com. So you’d just type dreamhost.com into this box. This is something you’ll need to inquire about with your new hosting provider.
To save, click the Add Record button.
The propagation for the new record begins once you click the Add Record button. It can take up to 6 hours for the new record to appear on the internet.
Using the Registrations page to make a change
On the Registrations page, you may also change the nameservers. If your domain appears on this page, it is registered with GreggHost, and you can change the nameservers.
*.uk domain names are the only exception. If you try to edit the WHOIS information in the panel, you’ll get the following message:
When you click the link, you’ll be taken to’secure.nominet.org.uk’. Then you can edit your WHOIS information there.
Click the Whois Info button next to your domain registration (or, if you have several registrations, click the box next to the domain you want to alter under the Modify Whois? column).
The registration page for nameservers can be modified by the panel. 01
Select Modify Whois! from the drop-down menu.
Page 02 of the panel to adjust nameservers registration
To move your nameservers to another host, go to the Nameservers tab and pick the ‘Use another host’s nameservers’ option (or set GreggHost’s nameservers automatically by pressing the radio button for ‘Use GreggHost’s nameservers’).
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The following fields appear on the Nameservers page if you set your DNS to point to another host’s nameservers instead than GreggHost’s:
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Enter the nameservers for the other hosting business in the fields provided.