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Changing domain name servers

The service you purchased may include such features as domain forwarding, email, and a website, by changing the nameservers your Yahoo services may be interupted. However, changing your name servers will not automatically cancel your service. You will continue to manage your WHOIS contact information through Yahoo, and Yahoo will continue to renew your annual domain registration.

  Caution: Any changes that you make to your advanced DNS settings can interrupt your service. If you are not an advanced user, we strongly recommend that you not change these settings.

You can change your name servers using the "Change Name Servers" area of your Domain Control Panel.

To access the Domain Control Panel:

  1. Sign in to your Business Control Panel. (If you have not yet signed in with your Yahoo ID and password, you'll be prompted to do so here.)
  2. Once signed in, you will see modules for each of your domain names on the "Manage My Services" page. Select the "Domain Control Panel" link that corresponds to the domain whose record you wish to edit.

To change name servers

  Tip: In order to proceed with updating your name servers, you need to verify that your domain is unlocked.

  1. Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings on your Domain Control Panel
  2. Click Change Name Servers
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Enter additional name server host names in the "Additional" fields.
    • Replace the primary and secondary name server host names with those of your new domain name host. (You may not need to enter the IP addresses of the name servers. In most cases, only the host name of the name servers is required.)
  4. Click Submit

You'll return to the "Advanced DNS Settings" page, and your new name server will appear in the name servers list. While your changes will appear in the name servers within minutes, please be aware that it can take up to 72 hours for new records to propagate to all name servers on the Internet.

To restore name servers to default

  Tip: In order to proceed with updating your name servers, you need to verify that your domain is unlocked.

  1. Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings on your Domain Control Panel.
  2. In the name servers section, click Reset to Default
  3. Confirm your choice, click Reset to Default

You'll return to the "Advanced DNS Settings" page, and your name servers will have been restored to Yahoo's default settings. While your changes will appear in the name servers within minutes, please be aware that it can take up to 72 hours for new records to propagate to all name servers on the Internet.

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Last updated: April 25, 2014