Edit an NS record
NS records indicate which DNS server is authoritative for a domain name, and they allow you to delegate subdomain zones to other DNS providers. Your custom NS records can be edited at any time. If your domain is using GoDaddy nameservers, we'll handle your default NS records for you, and you won't be able to edit or delete those default records.
- Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select an individual domain to access the Domain Settings page.
- Select DNS to view your DNS records.
- Select the checkboxes next to the DNS records you need to edit and then select Edit.
- Select Edit next to an individual record to edit a single record instead.
- Edit the details for your NS record.
- Name: The hostname or prefix of the record, without the domain name. Enter @ to put the record on your root domain, or enter a prefix, such as ns1 or ns2.
- Value: The nameserver the record will point to, such as ns1.coolexample.com.
- TTL (Time to Live): The amount of time the server should cache information before refreshing. The default setting is 1 hour.
- (Optional) Select Add More Records to add multiple DNS records at the same time. If you change your mind, select Delete to remove any records that haven't been saved yet.
- Select Save to confirm your edits. If you added multiple records at the same time, select Save All Records.
- If your domain has Domain Protection, you'll need to verify your identity. If you've had 2-step verification (2SV) turned on for at least 24 hours, enter the code we sent via SMS, or enter the code from your authenticator app. Otherwise, enter the one-time password we sent to your registrant email address.
Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.
- Create a DNS template to quickly apply DNS records to your domains.
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