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How To Change Name Servers on GoDaddy To Your New Server

If you have a domain registered with Godaddy and have your web hosting with another hosting provider, then you need to follow the steps below to update your domain name servers to point to your new web host. This article explains the steps on how to change the name server and how to check the DNS propagation status.

Find New Name Servers from Your Hosting Provider

Log in to your web hosting account. You will normally find the name servers listed in the account or server information section and your server IP address.

Note down or copy both name servers for your web host. You will need to update this in your GoDaddy account

How to Change Nameservers on GoDaddy

1. Log In to GoDaddy

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Open a new tab, and log in to your GoDaddy Domain account.

2. Manage Domains Section

After logging in to your GoDaddy.com account, click on your Account Name to see the menu options, and then click on the Domains menu link.

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GoDaddy Manage Domains
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3. Select Domains

In the GoDaddy domain section, click on the Domain Name (let’s say newdomain.com) whose servers need to be changed

4. Manage DNS Settings

On the domain page, scroll until you see the option to Manage DNS. Click the Manage DNS link.

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GoDaddy Manage DNS Setting

5. Current Name Servers

On the Manage DNS page, go to the Nameservers section. The default GoDaddy Name server will be listed. You need to change these entries to point to the custom nameservers of your hosting provider instead of GoDaddy Nameservers. Click on Change to modify the servers.

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Godaddy Change Name servers

6. Opt for External Name Servers

The DNS Management page will allow you to “Connect my domain to a website I’ve built” or “Enter my own NameServers advanced“. Click on “Enter my own Name Servers (advanced)“.

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Godaddy Changing the Name Servers

7. Modify Name Servers

On this page, you will need to use the DNS Server URLs from your hosting provider that you noted or copied earlier. Add Nameserver entries in the two fields provided and click on the Save button.

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GoDaddy – Adding new custom name servers

If you have a domain protection plan, you will need to give your consent and verify your identity before the nameservers can be updated.

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Godaddy Name Server Update

8. Final Step – DNS Propagation

After saving the new servers in GoDaddy, the changes you need to make are complete. It can take 48 hours to 72 hours for the DNS change to propagate worldwide and reflect in your Web Hosting Account. Normally, it happens within a few hours, and 72 Hrs is the outer limit. You can check the status on the DNS Checker website. Enter your domain name, select the NS option, and click on Search to see the status.

dnschecker.org - Check Name Server Propogation
dnschecker.org – Check Name Server Propagation

If the DNS Propagation is complete, all the DNS check servers will list your new hosting name servers instead of the GoDaddy Name Servers. The domain on GoDaddy now points to servers at your web host. Please note GoDaddy will not manage your DNS from this point onwards. Any future DNS zone file changes must be made on your new web host.

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Shashi Venkatesh
Shashi Venkatesh
Shashi Venkatesh is a 22-year veteran of the technology industry, with experience developing and managing large-scale web applications for clients, working globally across America, Europe, and Asia. He is also a Wordpress aficionado and has consulted extensively in the development of Wordpress websites, blogs and ecommerce platforms. He enjoys reading and gaming and is an avid motorsport fan.

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