How to Change Nameservers

If your hosting company requires you to use their nameservers, or you run your own DNS server, you'll need to change the authoritative nameservers for your domain.

Click here to watch a video about how nameservers work

⚠️️  Warning

Changing nameservers from Porkbun to another DNS host will usually break any Porkbun-hosted services such as web hosting and email. Make sure your new DNS host is set up to answer requests for these services before you change nameservers.

Steps for How to Change Nameservers to Another DNS Host

Log in. You should arrive at the Domain Management screen. If you're already logged in, click on ACCOUNT in the top-right corner and select “Domain Management.”

getting to Porkbun domain management

Locate the domain for which you wish to change nameservers. Click the "Details" drop-down list to the far right of the domain name and locate the "Authoritative Nameservers" field. Then select "Edit".
how to change nameservers on Porkbun

A pop-up window should appear with your current nameservers. This list specifies which DNS servers will be queried when a user looks up your domain. If you’ve never changed this setting before, the list is pre-populated with Porkbun nameservers. 
Porkbun authoritative nameservers

Remove all of the existing entries. Add the desired nameservers, one per line. Click the “Submit” button to save your changes.
changing nameservers on Porkbun

⚠️️  Warning

Changes to your authoritative nameservers will take up to 48 hours to propagate worldwide. In practice, most places will see the change within a few hours. To track nameserver propagation, you can use a free service like and select NS as the record type.

Please note that if you wish to use an authoritative nameserver that is a subdomain of the domain itself, you'll first need to create a "glue" record in the "Domain Hosts" area under the gear.

Video Tutorials for Changing Namerservers

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