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Creating or Updating NS Records

An NS record gives management authority for your domain or subdomain DNS to third-party nameservers. When you create an NS record, a subdomain has a different zone file from the main domain name on the third-party nameserver.

In Total DNS Control, you can view your NS records. Nameservers you set through the Domain Manager display as “Informational”. You can only change these nameservers through the Domain Manager. The NS records you created through Total DNS display the host name and the nameservers you are using to manage the subdomain.

NOTE: You must set up a corresponding zone file for the domain name with the third-party provider.

To Create or Update an NS Record

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Click the domain name to update.
  4. In the Total DNS section, click Total DNS Control.
  5. Click Add New NS Record or click  for an existing record you want to edit.
  6. Complete the following, and then click OK:
    • Host Name — The host name or domain the NS record is linked to.
    • Points to Host Name — The nameservers you want to use to manage your domain.
    • TTL — How long the server should cache the information.

Related Information:

  1. Creating or Updating MX Records
  2. Creating or Editing A Records
  3. Creating or Editing CNAME Records