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How to change nameservers for a Yahoo domain name
Posted by - NA - on 13 November 2010 12:59 PM

The following is an article, available online and provided by Yahoo, about how to change the nameservers for a domain name registered through them:

How do I change the name servers for my domain name?

The service you purchased may include such features as domain forwarding, email, and a web site. Replacing Yahoo!'s name servers will render these features inactive. 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.

Please note: 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:
1. Click the "Manage Advanced DNS Settings" link on your Domain Control Panel.
2. Click the "Change Name Servers" button.

Do one of the following:
1. Enter additional name server host names in the "Additional" fields.
2. 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.)
3. Click the "Submit" button.

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.

You can restore your name servers to their default settings on the "Advanced DNS Settings" page.

To restore name servers to their default settings:
1. Click the "Manage Advanced DNS Settings" link on your Domain Control Panel.
2. In the name servers section, click the "Reset to Default" button.
3. Confirm your choice by clicking "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.

Tip: If you decide to change your name servers, and you currently pay for a service other than Yahoo! Domains, you may want to consider downgrading your plan so as not to pay for services you have rendered inactive.

 

This article can be viewed here: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/domains/domainfeatures/advanceddns/advanceddns-12.html

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