Updating Your DNS at dotster.com Print

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The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to update your DNS (Domain Name Servers) settings at dotster.com. As our new hosting client, if you have already purchased your domain name through dotster.com, you will need to go to their site and make the changes necessary for your web site to be visible. You will need to point your domain name to our servers. You received our nameserver settings in the welcome email that was sent when you purchased your hosting package with us. There are two or more nameserver (NS) settings, and you must change them all.

Let's begin by going to the dotster.com home page. Enter your Username or domain name and Password, and then click the Login button. You are now logged in to your dotster.com account. Click on the My Domains link at the top of the page. This will open the Account Management Control Panel page. Click on the domain name you wish to manage. This opens the page for this domain. You can see the current DNS settings, and these are the ones that need to be changed to our hosting company. Click on the link called Update Name Servers.

This will open the Name Server Update page. Enter the first (Primary) DNS settings in the box, and click ADD. Continue until you have added all your name servers as given to you in your welcome email. When you have entered all the name servers, enter your email address in the box marked Confirmation Email Address. Then click on Continue. This will take you to a screen that will show the results, and confirm that the changes were updated successfully. Click on the Back to Domain Information link to be sure of the changes. Your new DNS settings will be listed on the page now. You may now click on the Log-out link in the right hand corner.

The settings have been successfully updated, and your domain is now pointing to your new hosting account on our servers. Please remember that it can take 24 to 48 hours for your domain name to fully propagate after you make these changes. This ends this tutorial. You now know how to update your DNS settings by changing them to our name servers, when your domain name is registered with dotster.com.

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