A nameserver is a server that each hosting company uses to enable its customers to create an online presence using unique domain names. As part of the domain name system (DNS), nameservers are critical to ensuring the proper function of hosting and e-mail services such that it essentially allows your domain name (and its associated services) to be found on the Web by anyone in the world. Nameservers are unique to each hosting company and/or domain name registrar.
In order to point your Domain Name to your Hostway web hosting/email services, you have to either use our nameservers or DNS records.
Primary Nameserver: a.dns.hostway.net
Secondary Nameserver: b.dns.hostway.net
Primary Nameserver: w.dns.netnation.com
Secondary Nameserver: x.dns.netnation.com
Contact your current nameserver or hosting provider and ask them to switch your nameservers accordingly. Note that most providers provide control panel access to update nameservers, so you should be able to do it yourself. Enter/provide the nameservers you see above.
Please follow the below listed steps if you would like to perform nameserver changes from our end:
1. Log in to SiteControl and click Domain Name, and then click Edit next to the appropriate domain name.
2. On the next domain summary page, click on Edit in the Name Servers
3. Enter your new Primary and Secondary DNS hostnames to set them as authoritative name servers. Click Update to save the changes.
Note: Minimum of two authoritative name servers are required.
4. On the next page you will see a confirmation notification indicating that the change was successful.
Note: Keep in mind that there is a propagation time when Name Server changes are made. Typically, the propagation time takes 24-48 hours for a change to take effect across the Internet's DNS system.