How Do I Update My Name Server IPs?

How to Update Name Server IPs on a HostGator Domain Name

HostGator has created a new domain control panel which allows you access to add, edit, and manage all of your HostGator domains from a single control panel.

For more information on how to manage your HostGator domain, please read the following article:

If you would prefer that we do this for you, please contact our Billing department via phone or Live Chat for further assistance.

How to Update Name Server IPs on a Domain Purchased Elsewhere

Every registrar has a different process for updating name servers. Most registrars will allow you to log into their website and update your name servers through their customer interface; however, many registrars do not have a method for you to update your name servers other than contacting them.

You may be able to figure it out by following the same steps you used to originally create the private name servers. If you don't remember how you did this, please read our Private Name Servers - Setup article.

To make things easier, we have compiled instructions for popular registrars:

These instructions are up-to-date as of the day we posted them; however, some registrars frequently change their website, so expect variations from the instructions provided.

Please note: When changing name server IPs at the registrar, there will be 24-48 hours of DNS propagation time during which your website and email may not be available.