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How to Change Your Name Servers

Creating custom name servers can be easily done in the Domain Manager.

For a step-by-step process, please see How to Change Your Name Servers.

However, before you begin, there are some things to consider:

  • Are you going to use us to host the website?
  • Would A Records and/or Cnames be more suitable?

When you update Nameservers, you are determining who will control your domain's DNS management. 

Accessing Name Server Settings

Once you have logged into your Bluehost account:

Note: Legacy accounts will feature a horizontal navigation bar at the top of the screen, while Bluerock account users will see a vertical navigation menu on the left-hand side of the screen. If you are still unsure what interface your account uses, please see Bluerock vs. Legacy to determine which step to follow.


  1. Click the Domains tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  2. Next to the domain name you wish to update, click the ▼ icon next to Manage, then choose DNS from the drop-down menu that appears.
  3. Select the DNS tab. 
  4. In the Name Servers section, click the Edit button.
  5. For Setup Type, select the Custom Nameservers toggle, and enter the nameservers for your account.
    Bluehost Nameservers
  6. Click the Save button to save changes when finished.

Account Manager

  1. Click the Domain Name tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  2. Make sure that the correct domain is selected.
  3. Click the Advanced Tools section.
  4. Click MANAGE next to Nameservers (DNS).
  5. Enter new settings.
    Bluehost Nameservers
  6. Click the SAVE button to save changes when finished. 

For more information on other DNS records, please see How to Modify your DNS Records.

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You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.