Step 2: Change Your DNS - Reseller Startup Guide
Part 2 of 9 of the Reseller Startup Guide
In order to get your website working, you must change your name servers. This is an easy, but necessary, step you must complete to get started. If you are setting up a new website, then this is the appropriate time to complete this step.
- If you registered your domain name with HostGator during sign-up, we have taken care of this step for you.
- If you have registered your domain name with another company (e.g. GoDaddy, NameCheap, etc.), you must follow the steps outlined on this page: http://www.hostgator.com/dns.shtml
- If you need to set up private name servers (i.e. ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com), please see this page: http://www.hostgator.com/privatenameservers.shtml
Once your DNS changes have been made, it takes roughly 24-48 hours for your web site to start resolving to HostGator's servers. To avoid down time during the move, please read our moving page.