How to Change Name Server in BigRock

by | Last Updated Mar 22, 2022 | Getting Started | 3 comments

You can use BigRock to register your domain name. And for hosting your domain name, chances are you will buy shared hosting accounts from us.

It is normal to use one company to register your domain name and another to host it. Your web server control panel and domain administration control panel might be different. But, to make your website live, we need to connect your domain and web hosting account.

If you’ve subscribed for our premium NVMe SSDs shared hosting service on the cloud, then you’ll need to connect your domain name from BigRock to your hosting account.

It can be a quick and easy process if you’re looking to change your domain’s Nameserver record. The Nameserver is an integral part of the Domain Name System, so make sure to double-check that the new information is correct before submitting your changes.

Log in to Your BigRock Account

To change your Nameserver, you can log in to your BigRock Domain Control Panel. If you have many domains registered with them, it will be easy to find your domain name. Just go to Manage Orders > List/Search Orders and look for your domain name there. Once you find it, changing the Name Server is a breeze!

How to change Nameserver in BigRock

Once you see your domain name, click on it.

Name Servers option in BigRock

Within the pop-up, you see your domain’s current Name Server record. Change each Name Server and click on the Update Name Servers button.

In this example, I use server1.hostmywebsite.online as our Name Server 1 value. And server2.hostmywebsite.online as our second Name Server value – these values could change based on the hosting package you have chosen or the DirectAdmin account allocated to you by us.

How Long Will It Take to Finish the Nameserver Changes?

It can be frustrating when your Nameserver changes don’t seem to be taking effect right away.

However, often these changes propagate very quickly – in a matter of minutes.

There are a few things that could cause a delay, though. For example, your Internet Service Provider may have a DNS cache, which will take them some time to update their records. Additionally, suppose you view your website on a mobile device or personal computer. In that case, the content may still be displayed from your old server even though the new Nameserver information has been updated.

These differences may be due to your ISP’s DNS cache.

I hope this explanation helps to clarify what might be happening and why there might be a delay in the change taking effect.

How to Verify Your Nameserver Changes?

Suppose you’ve recently changed your Nameserver settings with BigRock. Then, you can use the tool at whatsmydns.net to check how the change is propagating across the internet.

Check DNS in whatsmydns.net

You might even see both previous and new values used by various test networks on this website. Please wait until all test servers use the same Name Server value before changing your website files. Once the Nameserver changes propagate entirely, you can access your FREE DirectAdmin account to make the changes.

Have you registered your domain name from GoDaddy? See our How to Change Name Server in GoDaddy – Guide.

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By Jafar Muhammed

Jafar Muhammed has 10+ years of experience in WordPress, web hosting, domain names, DNS, CDN, server administration, etc. He is an open web advocate. He is the CEO of Rovity, the fastest growing premium shared hosting startup in India.

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3 Comments

3 Comments
  1. John Smith Jr.

    Hello Gifty,

    Thanks for your article. I have one question as I’m pretty confused.
    I followed your instructions to check my dns propagation, however, site https://whatsmydns.net is reporting one IP, and when I check with other tools such as https://dnspropagation.net I get a different IP.

    Is there any error on their tools, or is just the propagation process rolling?

    Please clarify,

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Gifty Antony

      That’s interesting, John.

      If whatsmydns.net shows one IP and DNS Propagation Check shows a new set of IP completely, then that IP would be the old or new IP.

      If any of the websites show a mix of IPs, then we can assume that the propagation is happening across the globe as you see their screen.

      If you checked the propagation of your domain name using multiple checking websites, and only one of them showing old or unknown values, then we may think that website’s checking tool is not working as expected.

      Reply
  2. David Paine

    Hi Gifly,
    Great info you shared. BTW support rep at Hostgator gave me a link to another great tool https://dnschecker.org

    I compared DNSChecker with WhatsmyDNS and found that DNSChecker has a lot more DNS servers to check propagation results from. I just wanted to share to help readers get better propagation results.

    Reply

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