Domains Help

Edit an NS record

NS records indicate which DNS server is authoritative for a domain name, and they allow you to delegate subdomain zones to other DNS providers. Your custom NS records can be edited at any time. If your domain is using GoDaddy nameservers, we'll handle your default NS records for you, and you won't be able to edit or delete those default records.

Note: NS records are not nameservers for your domain. If you need to change your nameservers, you'll need to follow different steps.
  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select Screenshot showing the three-dot icon to select domain edit options Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see Edit DNS.
    screenshot showing the option for edit dns
  3. Select the checkboxes next to the DNS records you need to edit and then select Edit.
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    • To edit a single DNS record, select screenshot of the icon for editing a dns record Edit next to the specific record you'll be editing.
  4. Edit the details for your NS record:
    • Name: The hostname or prefix of the record, without the domain name. Enter @ to put the record on your root domain, or enter a prefix, such as ns1 or ns2.
    • Value: The nameserver the record will point to, such as
    • TTL (Time to Live): The amount of time the server should cache information before refreshing. The default setting is 1 hour.
  5. (Optional) Select Add More Records to add multiple DNS records at the same time. If you change your mind, select screenshot of the icon for deleting a dns record Delete to remove any records that haven't been saved yet.
  6. Select Save to confirm your edits. If you added multiple records at the same time, select Save All Records.

Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

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