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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    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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