Your Name Servers May Need Updating Page
If you purchased a new HostGator domain and did not specify the name servers to use after the domain is registered, you will see the following screen when you visit your domain:
You're almost done!
Please configure your name servers
You're seeing this page because your domain is setup with the default name servers: ns1.hostgator.com and ns2.hostgator.com.
In order to point the domain to your server, please login here to manage your domain's settings.
You can find the name servers you need to use in your Welcome email or HostGator control panel. For more information, please see this page.
The lower section of the page gives useful information and links to relevant KnowledgeBase articles:
How can I avoid this in the future?
When you purchase domain names from https://www.hostgator.com/domains, check the box next to: "Set Custom Nameservers (Optional)" in the domains cart and add your desired name servers. The domain will be registered with the name servers configured from the start.
Need more information?
Our knowledge base has a lot of resources to help you!
- How do I change my name servers?
- When will my domain start working? (Propagation)
- Can I use my account and my site even though my domain name hasn't propagated yet?
- What is an addon domain?
- How do I create/remove an addon domain?
- Guide to domain names
- What are private name servers
- Private Name Servers
- [How to] Flush DNS
This means that you are using the default name servers (ns1.hostgator.com and ns2.hostgator.com), causing your domain to be directed to wildcard.hostgator.com, and need to update your name servers to point to your hosting package. The following article will assist with pointing your domain to your server: