How to change your domain DNS address (Namecheap)

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You’re done registering your domain with Namecheap and purchased your Hosting package with Hostinger or another hosting provider. Now, you are going to need to change your DNS address so that it points to the server where your site is located.

The Domain Name System (DNS) turns domain names into IP addresses, which browsers use to load internet pages. Nameservers are the server’s address where your website will be hosted. To open a website, a domain name must be converted into a legitimate IP address of a physical server. The nameserver is the web server’s address.

If you haven’t registered your domain yet, start here: Learn how to register a .COM Domain in (2022)

How to change your DNS records with Namecheap

1. To change your DNS records, first you will have to login to your Namecheap account. If you registered your domain with another popular service, you should still be able to follow along with this guide by simply finding the DNS settings in your back office.

2. After logging in, from your back office, Click the Manage button next to your domain in the Domain List section of the left sidebar.

Namecheap DNS settings

3. Locate the Nameservers section and choose the one you want from the drop-down menu. In this case, we will choose Custom DNS. To save the changes, click the green checkmark:

4. After selecting the Custom DNS option we will be using the custom Nameservers that belongs to your hosting provider.

Depending on your hosting provider, you will have to look up the nameservers that correspond to your host’s webservers.

If you purchased your hosting package from Hostinger, then enter the following Nameservers in the box:

Namecheap DNS settings

5. Click the Save button and you’re done!

Note: Nameservers do not update automatically. It may take up to 24 hours for your internet service provider to recognize the change. In this timeframe your domain may continue to still point to the old server.

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