How To Start A WordPress Blog Change Domain Nameservers

When your domain name registrar and the web hosting company are different, you will have to update the nameservers (or name servers) of your domain name. For instance, my blog is currently hosted with InMotion Hosting and its nameservers are ns1.inmotionhosting.com and ns2.inmotionhosting.com. So when you type www.matrics360.com into the address bar, your computer fetches the page from the servers of InMotion Hosting.

And if I’m migrating my blog from InMotion Hosting to Hawk Host then my new nameservers become ns1.hawkhost.com and ns2.hawkhost.com. So I need to update the nameservers of my domain name by logging in to my Namecheap account (which is my domain registrar). Once the nameservers are updated, when you type www.matrics360.com into the address bar, your computer will fetch the page from the servers of Hawk Host (and NOT from InMotion Hosting).

So let’s get started!

1. Log In To Your Namecheap Account

Log In To Your Namecheap Account

Login to your Namecheap Dashboard.

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2. Namecheap Dashboard

 

Namecheap Dashboard

You will see a list of all domain names registered via Namecheap. Click on the “Manage” button (next to the respective domain name) to update its contact details or nameservers, or to buy additional add-on services like privacy protection, email, etc.

3. Namecheap BasicDNS

Namecheap BasicDNS

“Namecheap BasicDNS” is the default option and you can select the “Custom DNS” from the dropdown menu.

4. Namecheap Custom DNS

Namecheap Custom DNS

Enter the nameserver details provided by your web hosting company (Hawk Host, InMotion Hosting, BlueHost, etc.) and save the changes.

5. Updated Nameservers

Updated Nameservers

It will take up to 36 hours for the new nameservers to become active. However, it usually happens in around 2-3 hours. You can check your domain name to see whether the new nameserver is active or not.

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Mahesh Mohan

Hey there, I’m Mahesh (@maheshone) — Chief Content Strategist @ Minterest and an organic marketing evangelist. I write about tech, marketing, and everything in between that truly excites me. Outside of that, I’m equally passionate about the financial markets, and also spend A LOT of time doing random things. Also, the Chief Everything Officer (@Infirn Labs).

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Mahesh Mohan

Hey there, I’m Mahesh (@maheshone) — Chief Content Strategist @ Minterest and an organic marketing evangelist. I write about tech, marketing, and everything in between that truly excites me. Outside of that, I’m equally passionate about the financial markets, and also spend A LOT of time doing random things. Also, the Chief Everything Officer (@Infirn Labs).