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Change Name Servers With Bluehost


While HostGator cannot modify domains at third-party registrars on your behalf, we can provide you with instructions on how to do so. Here is how you can update your domain at Bluehost.

While we try to make sure you have the most up-to-date information, Bluehost is a third party, and the steps to update your domain's name server may change without us knowing.

Step 1: Find your hosting account information

To change your name servers at Bluehost, you first need to know what name servers you should use from your HostGator hosting account. For instructions on how to find out your name servers, please read the article:

Step 2: Change the name servers

For Bluerock Accounts

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click Domains from the left-hand menu.

    Bluerock - Domains tab

  3. Locate your domain name from the right-hand side.
  4. Click the Manage dropdown menu, then select DNS.

    Bluerock - Manage DNS

  5. In the Name Servers section, click Edit.

    Bluerock - Edit Name Servers Section

  6. The options for the Setup Type will be displayed. Select Custom.

    Bluerock - Select Custom Radiobutton

  7. A pop-up warning may appear, informing you about the effect this will do on your emails. Click Confirm Changes to proceed.

    Confirm Changes

  8. Enter the name servers from Step 1.
    Bluerock - Enter Name Servers
  9. Click Save.


For Legacy Accounts

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the Domains tab located at the top menu.

    Legacy - Domain's tab

  3. A list of your domains will be displayed in the bottom section. Make sure that the domain you want to update is selected.

    Legacy - Select Domain

  4. Navigate to the domain management section on the right-hand side.
  5. Click the Name Servers tab.

    Legacy Name Servers Tabs

  6. Select Use Custom Nameservers, then enter your name servers from Step 1.
  7. Once done, click Save Nameserver Settings.
Note: Once you have made changes to your name servers at Bluehost, there will be 24-48 hours of DNS propagation time during which your website and emails may not be available.

HostGator customers can change their domain DNS within the cPanel interface. For more information, please see the related article: