With over 17 million customers, GoDaddy is one of the most popular domain registrars out there. GoDaddy is also ICANN accredited and manages a whopping 40 million domain names.

godaddy change nameservers

When you are pointing your domain to Kinsta you have two options, the first is to use an A record, and the second is to utilize Kinsta’s premium DNS feature with Amazon Route 53. The second option requires that you change your nameservers. If your domain is at GoDaddy, this article will show you how to change GoDaddy nameservers to point your domain to Kinsta.

Because GoDaddy lets you make this change in two different interfaces, we’re going to give you tutorials for both interfaces (you only need to make the change once, though).

To help you find which interface you’re using, read the short section below. Then, you can jump straight to the tutorial for the exact interface that you’re using.

Which GoDaddy Interface Are You Using?

GoDaddy can be a little confusing because they actually offer two different interfaces for managing your domains. We’ll give you guides for changing nameservers via both interfaces. But before we do that, let’s figure out which interface you’re using.

You can access both interfaces by clicking on your GoDaddy username and choosing the Manage Domains option in the Control Panel Links column:

how to change godaddy nameservers
Accessing your Manage Domains interface

GoDaddy uses the following names for the interfaces:

  • Card view – this should be the default interface for new GoDaddy accounts
  • Advanced list view

For reference, here’s what card view looks like:

GoDaddy card view
GoDaddy card view

And here’s what advanced list view looks like:

GoDaddy Advanced List View
GoDaddy Advanced List View

You can change between the two interfaces by using the highlighted options in the top right of the page.

Figure out which interface you’re using (or want to use) and then skip straight to the tutorial that you need using the links below:

How to Change GoDaddy Nameservers In Card View

The following instructions apply to using the GoDaddy card view interface.

Step 1: Go to DNS Management Interface

To get started, go to the Manage Domains interface:

how to change godaddy nameservers
Accessing your Manage Domains interface

Then click on the Gear icon in the top right corner of the card for the domain that you want to manage. Then, select the Manage DNS option from the drop-down:

How to Manage DNS
How to Manage DNS

Next, you should see the DNS Management interface.

Step 2: Edit Nameservers

To change your nameservers, scroll down to the Nameservers section and click the Change button:

Changing default nameservers
Changing default nameservers

Step 3: Enter New Nameservers

When you click on Change, GoDaddy will give you a drop-down that allows you to choose your new nameserver type. To use your own nameservers, choose Custom from the drop-down.

Once you make that change, you’ll be able to enter your own nameservers, as well as add additional nameservers if needed. Kinsta uses more than two nameservers (learn where to find your Kinsta nameservers below), so you’ll need to make use of the Add Nameserver button to add two more nameservers (four total):

Adding Kinsta's nameservers
Adding Kinsta’s nameservers

Where to Find Kinsta Nameservers

You can find your Kinsta nameservers by going to the Kinsta DNS tab inside your Kinsta dashboard:

Where to find Kinsta nameservers
Where to find Kinsta nameservers

Once you save your changes, you’re finished. It may take up to 24 hours for your nameservers to update, but you don’t need to complete any further steps.

How to Change GoDaddy Nameservers In Advanced List View

The following instructions apply to using the GoDaddy advanced list view interface.

Step 1: Go to Edit Nameservers Interface

To start editing your nameservers, first head to the Manage Domains interface:

how to change godaddy nameservers
Accessing your Manage Domains interface

Then, follow these three steps to access your nameservers:

  • Check the box to the left of the domain you want to edit.
  • Select Nameservers from the menu bar
  • Choose the Set Nameservers option from the drop-down
How to manage nameservers in advanced list view
How to manage nameservers in advanced list view

Step 2: Select Custom Nameservers

You should see a popup titled Nameserver Settings. To edit your nameservers, you need to choose the Custom radio button under the Setup type title. Then click Enter custom nameservers:

How to add custom nameservers
How to add custom nameservers

Step 3: Enter New Nameservers

On the next screen, you can enter your new nameservers. Because Kinsta uses more than the default two nameservers (learn where to find your Kinsta nameservers below), you’ll need to click the Add Nameserver button to add two more options (four total):

Where to enter Kinsta nameservers
Where to enter Kinsta nameservers

Once you’re done, click OK. Then click Save on the next page to finalize your nameserver change. It may take up to 24 hours for your changes to take effect,

Where to Find Kinsta Nameservers

To find your Kinsta nameservers, go to your Kinsta dashboard and choose the Kinsta DNS option in your dashboard sidebar:

Where to find Kinsta nameservers
Where to find Kinsta nameservers

And that wraps up how to change GoDaddy nameservers to point your domain to Kinsta.

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