While your web hosting service provider may not be able to modify DNS (domain name servers) at third party registrars on your behalf, this quick guide will provide you with instructions on how to do so.

If you bought your domain name at Namecheap, here’s how you can change your DNS at Namecheap.com.

Finding the DNS for Your Hosting Account

The first step is to find out which name servers you should use from your hosting account; this varies by the hosting service you use. But typically, domain name servers look something like this: ns1.webhostingprovider.com, ns2.webhostingprovider.com and so on.

After you’ve found your DNS, it’s time to add them to your domain name. To do that, follow these steps:

  • Sign in to your Namecheap.com dashboard
  • Select Domain List from the left hand side bar
  • Click the Manage button to the right of the domain you wish to update
  • Next to the Name servers section, select Custom from the drop down menu
  • Enter your name servers on the dotted lines. Click Add Name server if you have more than 2 name servers eg ns3.webhostingprovider.com
  • Click the check mark in the edited section to save your changes.

And you’re done!