How to direct a domain name to DNS server

Started by akeelow, Aug 15, 2022, 12:21 AM

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Hello there! Could you guide me through the process of directing a domain to a DNS server? I am new to hosting websites and recently signed up with, where I created a domain and uploaded my website files. However, I received an error message stating that my domain is not yet pointing to any DNS servers.

Could you provide me with some instructions on how to go about this process? Thank you in advance!


When purchasing hosting, the DNS servers are usually provided by the hosting provider. In the event that the hosting company has provided their DNS, it is necessary to register them for the domain from the registrar.

If DNS was not provided, you can point your domain to the registrar's DNS and direct the website by A record to the IP address of your new server (which should be provided by the hosting provider). The registration process in the DNS zone would depend on the control panel you are using. May I ask which control panel you are using to add your website?


Quote from: akeelow on Aug 15, 2022, 12:21 AMPlease explain to me how to point a domain to a DNS server.

In the domain control panel at your registrar, you should enter those server parameters that were given to you by your hoster. In the control panel, they are usually in the most visible place.
If your registrar and hoster - one person, everything is even easier. All settings will be set automatically. Well, or press the appropriate button.
If your hoster does not provide mail, or you do not want to use the mail service provider, then you will need to do a little wizardry with MX-accounts. They will provide provider, which will have your mail. In the control panel you write a short text entry. That's all.
Everything is very simple.  :)


When creating a new website or attaching a domain to another hosting provider, it is important to enter the correct DNS addresses to ensure that the site can be accessed by Internet providers. Failure to do so will result in the resource not being displayed on the network.

If you wish to change the NS records yourself during the linking process, follow these steps: first, find out the DNS server of the hosting by logging into your account on the server's website or contacting their technical support service. Then, change the NS records by finding the list of your domains through the server registrar and accessing the management section.

On the management page, find the DNS servers and enter the data obtained during the first stage. Once completed, you will receive a notification that the DNS servers have started updating. This process may take several minutes or up to two days.

The final stage is linking the domain to web hosting. Access the service management section and find the "Sites" item. Click "Add registered domain to hosting" and enter the address and DNS server in the window that appears.

Once connected, you can check if the domain name has successfully linked to the web hosting by simply opening the site. If the page has loaded with no issues, the process was successful. However, you must install a site management system to start using its features.


Here are the steps to direct your domain to a DNS server:

Step 1: Log in to your account at and go to your domain management section.

Step 2: Look for an option related to DNS or nameservers. You may find options such as "Manage DNS" or "Set Nameservers."

Step 3: Choose the option to set custom nameservers or edit existing nameservers.

Step 4: Enter the nameserver information provided by your DNS hosting provider. This usually includes two nameservers, for example: and

Step 5: Save the changes and allow some time for the changes to propagate across the internet. This process is known as DNS propagation and can take up to 48 hours, although it often happens much faster.

6. Review Email Deliverability:
  - Verify if your domain or IP address is not blacklisted for spam, as this could impact email deliverability.

7. Test Email Functionality:
  - Send test emails to different accounts to identify if the issue is specific to certain recipients or if it's a broader problem.

8. Utilize Email Troubleshooting Tools:
  - There are various online tools available that can help diagnose email delivery issues by analyzing email headers, SPF/DKIM records, and more.

9. Verify DNS Records:
  - Check that the necessary DNS records like A, CNAME, MX, and TXT records are correctly set up for your domain. These records ensure proper function of services such as website hosting, email delivery, and more.

10. Clear DNS Cache:
  - If you have made recent changes to your domain's DNS settings, you can clear the DNS cache on your local computer or network to ensure that you are accessing the most up-to-date DNS information.

11. Use DNS Tools:
  - Employ online DNS lookup tools to inspect your domain's current DNS configuration, identify any discrepancies, and ensure that the DNS settings match your hosting requirements.

12. Seek Provider Support:
  - If you encounter persistent issues, it may be beneficial to reach out to your hosting provider's support team for targeted assistance. They can provide guidance specific to their platform and services.

Once the DNS changes have propagated, your domain should be pointing to the DNS servers you specified, and the error message you received should no longer appear. Keep in mind that specific instructions may vary slightly depending on the domain registrar you are using, but the general process remains the same. If you encounter any difficulties, reach out to the support team for additional assistance.



Access your Domain Registrar Account.
Find DNS Management or Name Server Settings.
Find the Name Server Settings.
Update the Name Servers to Your Hosting Provider's Name Servers.
Update Your Name Servers.
Click Save and you're done.
Verify the Connection.