How to: Change your domain nameservers (DNS servers)

This guide will show you how to edit your domain Nameservers (DNS Servers). Nameservers are used to point your domain name at your website hosting provider, DNS service provider (if not using our DNS), or possibly another email provider.  You are required to have a minimum of 2 nameservers assigned to each domain name.

NOTE: If you intend to use Hover's Connect feature for simple DNS setup, you must have your domain's nameservers pointed to ns1.hover.com and ns2.hover.com, in order for it to work.

Setting Your Nameservers to Point at Hover (in order to use Hover DNS)

If you need to point a domain name at Hover to use our DNS services, please perform the following steps:

  1. Log into your Hover account here: https://hover.com/signin

  2. Hover over Your Account, and then select Domains.

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  3. You can Select the domain, and this will bring you to the Overview page.

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    Here you will see the Name Server section:

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  4. An edit window will appear showing your existing nameservers. You can replace these with the new name servers you wish to use and hit Save Nameservers.

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Once saved, the changes can take 24-48 hours to fully propagate across the Internet.

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    Arnd Fischer

    Between [Forwards] and [DNS] there isn't any Nameservers menu item in the drop down menu.

    How can I change my nameserver entries?

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    Shanna Millman

    Hi Ryan,

    In order to use our email services, you will need to update your mail exchange(MX) record with your name server provider to point back to us.  Please modify your MX record as follows:

    Host:@

    Type: MX

    Priority: 10

    Destination: mx.hover.com.cust.hostedemail.com

     

    Shortly after the record is modified, the forwarding services you purchased will function.  If you require any additional assistance, please let us know.

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    Andrew Costen

    That is something you'd have to discuss with Mammoth, since they have control of your DNS now. It's likely they just need to add a www CNAME or A Record though.

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    Wenxuan Zheng

    Hi, I have a redirection issue here, I have changed my name servers, however, it always goes to buydomains.com, can you hlep? My domain is www.mohou.com

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    Brennan Valenzuela

    Hi Zech,

    I saw you copied and pasted your request in multiple forums threads. I deleted them to reduce noise in the forums, but thanks for reaching out to us. If your issue is important, it'll be easier to give us a call at 1-866-731-6556. We're open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm ET, plus you're guaranteed to speak to one of our wonderful customer advisors. We don't believe in automated answering machines.

    Likewise, you can send an email help request to help@hover.com. We reply to emails 7 days a week.

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    Callum Swift

    Whenever I try to change to custom namservers i keep getting the message "Nameserver does not exist at the registry (code: 480)"

    please help?

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    Ellie Frost

    I think I know the answer to this, but is there any way to add NS (subdomain delegation, I think it's called) to a subdomain with Hover DNS?

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    Brian Cabral

    Hi Wenxuan, I've sent a reply to your email request and it looks like the website is already resolving fine. Name server changes can take up to 48 hours to fully propagate on all ISPs.

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    Tyson Acker

    Hi Michelle - this looks like DNS caching as well.  I tested your domain with and without the "www" host and it looks like the domain is set up correctly.  I'll be following up with you shortly to give you more specific details about your domain name.

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