Set Up Nameservers at Registrar
Posted by on 14 June 2012 10:53 AM
In order for people to find your website, you will need to configure DNS and set nameservers. You can either use our nameservers, or you can use third-party name servers. Either way, you would need to configure them so your domain works with your A Small Orange web hosting account.
DNS is an acronym for Domain Name Server, and is the system used to translate word-based addresses of systems (like 'www.example.com') to the numerical IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer or system that should be located at that address. All computers and systems on the Internet use addresses that look similar to: 126.96.36.199.
Note: in order to change or set up your nameservers your registrar lock has to be unlocked. See here for more info.
See 1&1's detailed instructions here: http://help.1and1.com/domains-c36931/manage-domains-c79822/dns-c37586/use-your-own-name-server-for-a-1and1-domain-a594904.html.
If you registered your domain through A Small Orange, you'll need to login to the Customer Area at https://customers.asmallorange.com. Then:
See DirectNIC's detailed instructions here: https://directnic.com/knowledge/article/35:how+do+i+create+nameservers+for+my+domain+name%3F.
See DomainSite's detailed instructions here: http://support.name.com/entries/21479216-How-do-I-create-custom-name-servers-glue-records-.
See Enom's detailed instructions here: http://www.enom.com/help/faq_dns.asp.
See GoDaddy's detailed instructions here: http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/664/setting-nameservers-for-your-domain-names.
(Also applies to Dotster)
See MyDomain's detailed instructions here: https://www.mydomain.com/help/article/domain-management-how-to-update-nameservers
See Namecheap's detailed instructions here: https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/768/10/how-do-i-register-private-nameservers-for-my-domain.
See Network Solutions detailed instructions here: http://www.networksolutions.com/support/create-a-new-name-server/.
See OpenSRS's detailed instructions here: https://help.opensrs.com/hc/en-us/articles/204191203-Adding-modifying-and-deleting-glue-records.
See Register.com's detailed instructions here: http://help.register.com/#Account Information/How_Do_I_Change_My_DNSSettings.htm?Highlight=add nameserver.
See Weebly's detailed instructions here: https://www.weebly.com/app/help/us/en/topics/manage-dns-records.