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How to Change your Name Servers

Summary

When a domain registration is transferred to us, we must register the domain name for a minimum of one (1) year. If for any reason your domain does not qualify for transfer, you can host the domain by simply changing the nameservers to point to your hosting account.

Transfer Domain Registration

When a domain registration is transferred to us, we must register the domain name for a minimum of one (1) year. If for any reason your domain does not qualify for transfer, you can host the domain by simply changing the nameservers to point to your hosting account.

If we are able to register your domain, and you would like to transfer the registration to us, please be sure to obtain a Domain Transfer Authorization (EPP) code from your current registrar. Click here for help on how to get your EPP code from your registrar.

*Please note that expired domains cannot be transferred. New domains less than 60 days old can be pointed to our nameservers, but we cannot take over the registration during the first 60 days.

Updating Nameservers

The nameservers for your domain are:

  • ns1.bluehost.com
  • ns2.bluehost.com

Once the nameservers have been changed, it takes 24-72 hours for that DNS change to propagate throughout the internet. If you have questions about changing your name servers, please contact your previous hosting company or current registrar for your domain name.

Note: If transferring an existing website, do not change nameservers until the site move is complete, to avoid downtime.

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