Changing your NS (Name server) records to point to Zeald’s DNS servers (Advanced)
Sometimes, if you need to keep a domain registered elsewhere, but want to transfer all the mail/dns hosting to zeald, you may want to point your NS record at Zeald’s servers. This is for advanced users only: you will need to be able to login to your current registrar and make changes using their web interface (and most registrars have a very complex and unfriendly web interface), and you will need to be careful that you don’t break your email or other web services while doing this. In most cases we recommend you either point or transfer your domain instead
If you update your NS record, this means that all of your DNS settings and email will need to be setup on zeald’s systems: you will need to ensure you setup all of your email and DNS settings correctly, and you will need to update the settings of every computer that is used to check mail on your domain, just like if you were to transfer the domain. The only difference is that you will pay your domain registration fee and handle domain renewals through another provider, and you will need to update a special setting (the “NS records”) in the other registrars web-based control panel
To point your NS records at zeald
- Type your domain name into http://portal.zeald.com/
- Near the bottom of the page, there is a section: “Or add this domain to the domain manager but don’t transfer it” – click the link “Add domain to Zeald domain manager”
- You will be prompted to create an account, or add the domain to an existing domain manager account
- Then you will be taken to the domain summary page for this domain. On this page you can add email addresses and setup custom DNS records if necessary.
- When you are satisfied with your settings, you need to point your domain name’s “NS” records at Zeald’s DNS servers “ns1-1.zeald.com” and “ns1-2.zeald.com”. How to do this differs in every registry and, unfortunately, we can’t provide documentation for them all. If in doubt, contact the technical support for the registry you use.