Connect your domain by changing nameservers
Avoiding Email Downtime
If you currently have email services associated with your domain, be sure to read the important FAQ below before changing any settings.
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To map your domain name to your QiSites website, you'll need to log into your domain registrar's website to change the DNS nameserver settings. Replace any existing nameservers with our nameservers:
Depending on your domain's current settings, nameserver changes may take up to 48 hours to propagate through the internet.
Nameserver Instructions for Popular Registrars
Alternate Configuration: Update your DNS "A" Records
If you wish to manage your own DNS, or if your domain service provider does not allow you to change nameservers, you can update your DNS "A" Records instead. Your domain should have 2 DNS A Records pointing to the following IP addresses:
Does changing nameservers transfer my domain registration?
No, changing nameservers routes traffic for your domain to our servers. It does not transfer the domain registration.
I currently have a website. What happens when I change nameservers?
Changing nameservers will make your old website go offline and will bring your new website online.
I currently have email accounts. What happens when I change nameservers?
- If you are using an email service like Google Apps or Office 365, please send us the DNS records that your email provider requires before changing your nameservers. If you are unsure of the settings, we may be able to import them from your current nameservers.
- Some email service providers, such as Yahoo (Aabaco), require that you set an A Record rather than changing nameservers.
- If you are using an email account provided by your website host, please see your email options.
I changed my nameservers but I'm still seeing my old site. Why?
Nameservers can take up to 48 hours to propagate, so you won't immediately see the new site.