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DNS Management: How to Add, Edit, or Delete DNS Entries

For domains that are pointed here (using our Name Servers), you can add, edit, or delete your DNS entries in the Zone Editor. If you're not sure which record is which, or which record does what, check out DNS Record Definitions for more information.

Access the DNS Zone Editor

The first step to managing your DNS records is to access the Zone Editor. The steps vary depending on what type of account you are using:

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  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the Domains tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. 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.
    Access DNS Manager

Legacy

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the Domains tab from the navigation menu that stretches across the top of your screen.
  3. Click the Zone Editor from the sub-menu.
  4. Select the domain you're modifying from the drop-down box.
    Access DNS Manager

Modify Existing DNS Record

Once you have accessed the DNS Zone Editor, these steps will explain how to change an existing record. If you aren't sure which DNS Record to update, see DNS Record Definitions for more information.

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  1. Under DNS Manager, scroll down and find the record you wish to modify.
  2. From the right side of the record, click the (ellipses) icon, then click Edit from the menu that pops up.
    Edit DNS Record
  3. Enter any changes you wish to make.
  4. Click the Save button.

Legacy 

  1. Under Zone File Records, find the record you wish to modify.
  2. Click the Edit button.
  3. Enter any changes you wish to make.
    Edit DNS Record
  4. Click Save in the action column.

Add New Record

Once you have accessed the DNS Zone Editor, these steps will explain how to add a new record.

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  1. Scroll down to locate the record type you wish to update, and click the Add Record button.
    • In the Host Record field, enter the desired record name.
    • In the Points To field, enter the address that the record should resolve to.
    • Leave the TTL field at its default setting.
    • Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating. Fill out details as instructed by the DNS record provider.
  2. Click on the Save button to add the record.

Legacy

  1. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record.
    • In the Host Record field, enter the desired record name.
    • In the Points To field, enter the address that the record should resolve to.
    • Leave the TTL field at its default setting.
    • Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating. Fill out details as instructed by the DNS record provider.
  2. Click on the Add Record button to create the record.

Delete Record

Once you have accessed the DNS Zone Editor, these steps will explain how to delete an existing record.

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  1. Under DNS Manager, find the record you wish to delete.
  2. Click the  (ellipses) icon, then click Remove from the menu that pops up.
  3. Complete the removal by clicking the Confirm button in the acknowledgment that pops up.

Legacy

  1. Select the domain you're modifying from the drop-down box.
  2. Under Zone File Records find the record you wish to modify.
  3. Click the Delete button next to the record.

Your new DNS settings will begin to propagate as soon as you save your changes. Each ISP updates at a different rate, usually taking 24 - 72 hours to complete worldwide. During this time, your emails will be down, and your web traffic will be directed to either the old or new host, depending on the visitor's ISP.