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Add an NS Record

Nameservers give a third-party system the authority to manage the DNS for your subdomains. In every zone file, there must be at least two nameserver records. When you add nameservers for a subdomain, your subdomain and domain name have different zone files on the third-party nameserver.

If your domain name is registered with us, use the following instructions to update its nameservers depending how you use or host the domain name.

  1. Log in to your GoWebsite account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.

How you now access the DNS manager will depend on the view of your account:

If your domain is registered at another company, see the Domains registered at another company section below for instructions.

Card View

In Card View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Select the domain name you want to use, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Manage DNS.
  2. In the Nameservers section, click Change.
  3. Select Default or Custom from the menu.
  4. If you select Custom, enter your nameservers in the fields.
  5. If you need to enter more than two nameservers, click Add Nameserver.

  6. Click Save.

After you add custom nameservers, your DNS will continue to display in our system for up to 48 hours. After your update propagates, you can no longer access your DNS in our system. You must contact your third-party provider to set up corresponding zone files for the domain name to make any future updates.

List View

In List View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Click on the domain name you want to use.
  2. Select the DNS Zone File tab.
  3. Click Edit:
  4. In the Nameservers section, click Change.
  5. Select Default or Custom from the menu.
  6. If you select Custom, enter your nameservers in the fields.
  7. If you need to enter more than two nameservers, click Add Nameserver.

  8. Click Save.

After you add custom nameservers, your DNS will continue to display in our system for up to 48 hours. After your update propagates, you can no longer access your DNS in our system. You must contact your third-party provider to set up corresponding zone files for the domain name to make any future updates.

Domains registered at another company

  1. From the top menu, click the DNS tab, and select Manage Zones.
  2. Enter the domain name you want to use and click Search.
  3. In the Nameservers section, click Change.
  4. Select Default or Custom from the menu.
  5. If you select Custom, enter your nameservers in the fields.
  6. If you need to enter more than two nameservers, click Add Nameserver.

  7. Click Save.

After you add custom nameservers, your DNS will continue to display in our system for up to 48 hours. After your update propagates, you can no longer access your DNS in our system. You must contact your third-party provider to set up corresponding zone files for the domain name to make any future updates.

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