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Change Nameservers with Other Registrars

You can easily change nameservers with other registrars and have your website hosted by Bluehost. It's a simple process that can be completed through your registrar or by contacting their customer support team. By changing your nameservers, your domain name will be pointed to Bluehost servers, and your website will be live online in no time. Changing nameservers with other registrars may seem daunting. Still, we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Are you looking to transfer your domain to Bluehost? Bluehost offers domain name transfer services, which allow you to transfer your domain name from your current registrar to Bluehost. However, before initiating the transfer process, you must ensure that your domain name is eligible for transfer and that you have access to the domain's administrative contact email address. Additionally, you may need to unlock your domain and obtain an authorization code from your current registrar. Once you have all the necessary information, you can initiate the transfer process through Bluehost's domain transfer page. Please see How To Transfer a Domain Name To Us for more details on transferring the domain name.

Important note: If you wish to change the nameserver of a domain that is registered with us, you can refer to the article How to Change Your Name Servers for step-by-step instructions.

What Happens When You Change Nameservers with Other Registrars?

When you change nameservers with other registrars to point to Bluehost, you essentially tell the domain to use a different set of DNS (Domain Name System) servers to handle DNS queries. Once the new nameservers have been set up and propagated, any requests for the domain will be directed to the new nameservers rather than the old ones. This can have several effects, including potentially changing the IP address associated with the domain and affecting the domain's ability to function correctly (if, for example, the new nameservers are not properly configured). Understanding the implications of changing nameservers before changing your domain's settings is essential.

How Does Changing Nameserver with Other Registrars Affect Website?

Changing nameservers with other registrars can affect your website in various ways. When you change your nameservers, it means that you are pointing your domain name to a different hosting provider or server. This change can take up to 48 hours to propagate across the internet. During this time, your website may experience downtime or be inaccessible. 

How Does Changing Nameserver with Other Registrars Affect Email?

Changing a nameserver can affect email delivery. The nameserver contains information about the server that is responsible for handling email for a domain. If the nameserver changes, the email may be routed to a different server, resulting in delivery delays or failures. It's essential to ensure that the new nameservers are correctly configured to handle email for the domain before making any changes. Additionally, updating email client settings to reflect further server information is a good idea to avoid issues with sending or receiving emails.

How to Change Nameservers with Other Registrars

Here are links to specific registrars with instructions on how to change nameservers with other registrars.

Important note: These are links to their sites to ensure the most accurate information on their process. If you need assistance, please get in touch with the registrar directly.

Please change your nameservers to the correct Bluehost name servers.

Bluehost Nameservers

Important note: Change Nameservers with other registrars can overwrite any Custom DNS settings for your domain name. Please contact your Hosting Provider to determine if your domain uses custom DNS to manage Email, Subdomains, Newsletters, or other services.

How Long Does It Take for Nameserver Changes to Propagate

The propagation period is the time it takes for the changes to take effect and for your website to start pointing to the new hosting provider. Depending on your registrar and the DNS settings, it usually takes up to 24-48 hours However, in most cases, the changes are noticeable within a few hours. The speed at which the changes propagate depends on various factors, such as the TTL (Time To Live) value set by your previous DNS provider, the DNS caching behavior of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web browsers, and other factors. Sometimes, you can clear your DNS cache to speed up the process, but waiting for the changes to propagate naturally is best.

It's crucial to be patient during the propagation period, as it can take some time for the changes to take effect. Avoid making additional changes to your website or DNS settings during this time to prevent potential issues. By doing so, you can ensure a smooth transition and minimize any potential downtime or errors that may occur.


When moving your website to a new web hosting provider, changing nameservers with other registrars is a critical step in the process. While it may seem daunting, it is relatively straightforward. Still, following the steps carefully and taking your time during the propagation period is essential.

To change nameservers with other registrars, you'll need to log in to your current registrar account and locate the DNS settings. From there, you can update the information with the Bluehost nameservers. Make sure to double-check the information before saving the changes to avoid any errors.

However, you may encounter any issues or have questions about changing your nameservers. In that case, contacting your registrar's support team for assistance is always a good idea. They can provide the guidance and support needed to make the process smooth.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

  • Chat Support - While on our website, you should see a CHAT bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Click anywhere on the bubble to begin a chat session.
  • Phone Support -
    • US: 888-401-4678
    • International: +1 801-765-9400

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

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