How to change DNS settings to host a Namecheap domain at Hostgator

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How to change DNS settings to host a Namecheap domain at Hostgator.
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Go to Namecheap and log in.

Click on your account name, and click ‘Manage

Click on the the domain name that you want to
change the DNS for.

Click ‘Transfer DNS to Webhost’.

Make sure ‘Specify Custom DNS Servers ( Your
own DNS Servers )’ is selected.

Go to your (Hostgator) cPanel, and scroll down
to find your name server addresses.

These are the addresses we need to enter at
Namecheap. Copy the address.

Go back to namecheap and add your first and
second name server.

Click ‘Save Changes’.


NOTE: it can take a while for the DNS settings
to actually change. For me, with Namecheap,
this seems to happen almost instantly.

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