Updating Blog Domain’s Name servers
Getting a domain name and a hosting for your blog are to huge tasks done for us. However, there are still some things that we need to do before we finish setting up your blog. Our next task is simple but could give a hard time for people who are not computer savvy – update your domain’s nameservers. Before anything else, let us understand more about name servers.
The main function of a name server is to link your domain name to your hosting account. There must be a minimum of two functional Domain Name System (DNS) name servers, a primary name server and secondary nameserver, to link an active domain name to your web host. Name servers are usually in the following format:
Now we can proceed to actually updating your domain’s nameservers. The first thing that you should do is to log in to your domain registrar account and go to your manage domains. You can change your domain name details by clicking the domain that you want to edit. You will then be taken to the page where you can change the specific domain name’s settings. Click on “Name Server” or “Domain Name Server Set up” and enter the name server details of your hose. When you bought your hosting account, your account details and name server information are emailed to you. This is what you will need to input in the name server fields.
If you are updating the name servers of your main domain in your hosting account, then you don’t need to add the domain in your hosting account. Otherwise, you need log in to your hosting account and add the domain name, folder directory and create an FTP access for it. After updating your name servers, you will also have to wait for a few minutes to a few dates for your domain and hosting to collate or bind.