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Updating Name Servers at Public Domain Registry (PDR)

While HostGator cannot modify domains at third-party registrars on your behalf, we can provide you with instructions on how to do so. Here's how you can change your domain at Public Domain Registry (PDR).

While we try to ensure you have the most up-to-date information, Public Domain Registry (PDR) is a third party, and the steps to update your domain's name server may change without us knowing.

PDR offers services to resellers and does not allow non-reseller customers to register domains directly with them.  If a WHOIS search indicates that PDR is the registrar, the domain is most likely registered through one of its many resellers.

Step 1: Find your hosting account information

The first step would be to find out which name servers you should use for your HostGator hosting account.  This varies by server and hosting.  For instructions on how to find out your information, please read the article:


Step 2: Change the name servers

You will need to visit the website or contact the reseller who registered your domain to change the name servers.  Since PDR offers resellers an API, reseller websites can vary dramatically, so it is hard to give specific instructions that would work across all PDR resellers.

Note: Once you have made changes to your DNS at the registrar, there will be 24-48 hours of DNS propagation time during which your website and email may not be available.

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

Find the PDR Reseller for a domain

If you do not know which PDR reseller you purchased the domain from, you can look it up on their website here:

Since HostGator is not affiliated with PDR or their resellers, you would need to contact PDR or the reseller for support if you need assistance with their website.