Add an NS record
NS records indicate which DNS server is authoritative for a domain name, and they allow you to delegate subdomain zones to other DNS providers. You can add custom NS records to define the authoritative servers of a subdomain, such as blog.mycoolnewbusiness.com, that determines where the DNS records will be stored and managed for the subdomain. If your domain is using GoDaddy nameservers, we'll handle your default NS records for you, and you won't be able to edit or delete those default records.
- Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see Edit DNS.
- Select Add New Record.
- Select NS from the Type menu.
- Enter the details for your new NS record:
- Name: The hostname or prefix of the record, without the domain name. Enter @ to put the record on your root domain, or enter a prefix, such as ns1 or ns2.
- Value: The nameserver the record will point to, such as ns1.coolexample.com.
- TTL (Time to Live): The amount of time the server should cache information before refreshing. The default setting is 1 hour.
- (Optional) Select Add More Records to add multiple DNS records at the same time. If you change your mind, select Delete to remove any records that haven't been saved yet.
- Select Save to add your new record. If you added multiple records at the same time, select Save All Records.
Most DNS updates take effect within an hour but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.
- Edit your custom NS records to change the settings as needed. Remember, if you're using GoDaddy nameservers, the associated NS records can't be edited or deleted.
- Create a DNS template to quickly apply DNS records to your domains.
- Get started with professional email and stay connected to your community.
- Turn on auto-renew to continue your domain registration uninterrupted.
- Set up 2-step verification for the best security on your domains and account.