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How to change your nameservers

Nameservers form the backbone of the Domain Name System (DNS) as they create the link between a domain name and its email and website services.

Sometimes you may need to update these, especially if you’re moving to a new hosting provider.

Please Note: If you are using any of our Web hosting, WordPress hosting, Email hosting or forwarding services, we wouldn’t recommend changing your nameservers as these services will no longer work.

Before you start, you’ll need to know names of your new nameservers, you’ll typically get these from your web hosting provider.

Let’s get started…

  1. Log in to your LCN account.
  2. Click the Domains icon and choose the Manage next to the domain you wish to amend.
  3. Click Edit Nameservers in the Current Domain table.
  4. In the Primary field under Hostname enter the first nameserver address.

  5. Please Note: Nameserver addresses typically start with ns0. or ns1.

  6. In the Secondary field under Hostname enter your second nameserver address. You can add a 3rd and 4th nameserver if you have them.
  7. The IP Address field is optional, you can leave this blank.
  8. Click Update and allow up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect, however, this can be longer. For more information on DNS and Nameserver propagation see our guide here

That’s it! You’ve changed your domains nameservers.

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