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How to Change DNS Records on Your Domain Registrar Account

Changing DNS records is required if Endavo is redirecting your OTT Channel web apps to your custom domain.

Introduction: Managing DNS (Domain Name System) records is essential for controlling how your domain name resolves to various services like web servers, email servers, and more. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of changing DNS records on your domain registrar account.

Prerequisites: Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

  1. Access to your domain registrar account.
  2. A clear understanding of the DNS records you want to change, including the new values if necessary.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Log In to Your Domain Registrar Account:

    • Open your web browser.
    • Visit the website of your domain registrar (e.g., GoDaddy, Namecheap, Bluehost, etc.).
    • Click on "Log In" or "Sign In."
    • Enter your username and password to access your account.
  2. Access Your Domain Management Dashboard:

    • After logging in, you will usually see a dashboard or control panel listing your domains.
    • Locate and select the domain for which you want to change DNS records. This will typically take you to the domain management page.
  3. Find DNS Record Management:

    • Look for a section related to DNS management, DNS settings, or something similar. The wording may vary depending on your registrar.
    • In some registrars, you may find it under "DNS Management," "Advanced DNS," or "Manage DNS."
  4. Locate the DNS Records:

    • Within the DNS management section, you will see a list of your current DNS records.
    • Find the specific DNS record you want to change. Common types include A records (for pointing to IP addresses), MX records (for email), CNAME records (for aliases), and TXT records (for text information).
  5. Edit the DNS Record:

    • Click on the record you wish to edit. This will often open a panel or form where you can modify the record details.
    • Update the necessary information, such as IP addresses, hostnames, or values, as required. Make sure to follow any formatting rules specified by your registrar.
    • Some registrars may allow you to add, edit, or delete records directly in the DNS management interface.
  6. Save Your Changes:

    • After making the desired changes, look for a "Save," "Update," or "Apply" button. Click on it to save your DNS record changes.
  7. Propagation Time:

    • DNS changes may take some time to propagate across the internet. The propagation period can vary but generally takes from a few minutes to 48 hours.
    • During this time, some users may still reach the old record while others will reach the updated one.
  8. Verify DNS Record Changes:

    • To ensure that the DNS record changes have taken effect, you can use online DNS lookup tools or wait for the propagation period to complete.

Conclusion: Changing DNS records on your domain registrar account allows you to manage how your domain interacts with various services. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can confidently update DNS records to reflect changes in your web hosting, email, or other online services associated with your domain. If you encounter any difficulties during this process, don't hesitate to contact your domain registrar's support for assistance.