How to Change Your Nameservers

Need to change your nameservers? Maybe you want to connect your shiny new domain name to an existing DNS server or to change up your hosting plan. Whatever the reason, updating your nameservers is not a problem at Porkbun!

1. The first step is logging into your account. You won’t be able to make changes to your domain settings without logging in.



2. Find the domain you want to change and click on the gear icon. From the drop-down menu, select “Authoritative Nameservers.”


3. 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’s nameservers. From here, you can add or remove nameservers from the list.


4. Don’t forget to hit the “Submit” button to save your changes!


5 Responses

  1. Jon A. November 20, 2015 / 2:53 am

    Hmm, doesn’t work. I’ve tried multiple times and it won’t take.

    • Elise Ferguson November 20, 2015 / 4:59 pm

      Hi, Jon! Thank you for your comment. A member of our support team will be reaching out to you to get this issue resolved.

  2. des luna October 20, 2016 / 12:34 pm


    Thank you for this topic. But it seems I encounter a problem regarding DNS topic.

    For one, the menu layout/ navigation changed since this topic was posted (it was in 2015; it’s already 2016 and I can’t see the above menus any longer).

    I set up my hosting site in another website. And for my domain name to work, I have to register my host site’s DNS and IP address.

    But the new menu is confusing.

    In the Manage Domain section, at the end of the domains I bought is a GEAR that is a drop down menu. And this is where things get confusing.

    Where do I change the DNS details?

    Under “DNS Records” ?
    Under “Authoritative Nameservers: ?
    Or under “Domain Hosts” ?

    Please help as I tried everything and my website domain is still inaccessible.

    Thank you very much!

    • shahzad June 8, 2017 / 11:09 am

      did you find the answer to this please? i am facing the same issues…

  3. Mike June 12, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I have my server at I changed the “Authoritative Nameservers” to webhostingpads’ nameservers and all is well.

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