If your domain is registered with another provider, you can still take advantage of Netlify’s managed DNS service by delegating your domain to Netlify.
Transfer your DNS records first!
If you have any existing records on your current DNS provider, such as MX records for email service, make sure to copy them to Netlify DNS first. This will ensure continuous service as you change providers.
Assuming you have copied existing DNS records from your current provider, the final step to making your DNS records live is to update your domain registrar with the nameservers that will be authoritative for your domain.
The process for changing your domain’s nameservers varies from registrar to registrar. Check your domain registrar’s documentation for updating nameservers. For your convenience, we’ve gathered links to instructions for popular registrars Hover and GoDaddy.
To delegate your domain to Netlify:
- In the Netlify UI, go to your team’s Domains page and select your domain.
- Make note of the four nameservers listed in the Nameservers panel.
- Log in to the account you have with your domain registrar and find their instructions for updating nameservers.
- Replace the nameservers with the nameservers for your Netlify DNS zone. If your registrar requires nameserver IP addresses, refer to our Community article on finding the IP addresses for Netlify’s nameservers.
It may take up to a day for the changes to propagate to the public internet.
Once your nameserver settings have propagated across the domain name system, you’re ready to start using your domain and its subdomains.
- To use the domain or a subdomain to access a Netlify site, visit the instructions for assigning a domain to a site.
- If you want to point your domain or a subdomain to another service, like an email provider, visit the DNS records doc for details.
- If it’s been more than 24 hours, and your domain doesn’t seem to have propagated yet, visit the troubleshooting page for tips and resources.
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