How to Change DNS For a Domain in Namecheap.com

To change the nameservers for your domain, you will need to do the following:

Step1-Sign in to your "Namecheap" account.

Step2-Select "Domain List" from the left sidebar and click the " Manage" button next to your domain

 

Step3-Find the "Nameservers" section and select your preferred option from the drop-down menu. Click on the "green checkmark" to save the changes.

You can choose from four possible options:

1. "Namecheap BasicDNS" if we want to point domain to default nameservers:

  • dns1.registrar-servers.com
  • dns2.registrar-servers.com

2. "Namecheap Web Hosting DNS" if you have a shared hosting plan with "namecheap.com" and want to point your domain to hosting nameservers:

  • dns1.namecheaphosting.com
  • dns2.namecheaphosting.com 

3. "CustomDNS" if you want to point your domain to custom nameservers (for example, your Personal DNS servers or third-party hosting nameservers if your domain is hosted with another DNS provider).

     You will need to fill in your hosting nameservers to the empty lines and click on the "green checkmark" to save the change. 

     Example: ns1-2.nameserver.com  

NOTE:

It's required to enter the nameservers in the ns1.example.tld format, if you enter the IP addresses instead, the system will not accept this. Thus, if you were provided with both the nameservers and IP addresses, only the nameservers should be inserted as custom nameservers.

 

4. "Namecheap PremiumDNS" is a paid DNS service that can be used with any domain registered at any registrar. This option will be available for the domains that have a "PremiumDNS" subscription attached

NOTE:

- If you change nameservers from Custom nameservers to default ones or vice versa, the host records will not be added to the new nameservers automatically. Please make sure to save all the needed   settings and set them up manually after the nameservers switch.

- Nameservers changes do not propagate instantly. Once your nameservers are changed, it may take up to 24 hours (more, in rare cases) for local ISPs to update their DNS caches so that everyone can see     your website. 

- You can always check your domain name using any Proxy server as Proxy servers do not store cache, thus you can see the non-cached information.