In order to use your domain with InMotion Hosting’s servers, you must first point your domain to our servers. There are two ways to do this: the first is to use our nameservers, which will allow you to manage your domain’s DNS from within cPanel. The second option is to use a DNS change such as an A record to point your domain to your account with us.
To help you get started, we have provided a list of our nameservers that you can use to point your domain to our servers. The instructions below will walk you through the process of pointing your domain using either of the two methods. Please note that these instructions apply to all of our Shared, VPS, Reseller, and Dedicated server plans.
- What Nameservers Should I Use?
- Ways to Point Your Domain
It is important to note that it can take up to 24 hours for changes to your domain’s DNS records to take effect. The length of time it takes for the changes to propagate will depend on your location and the update interval of your DNS servers.
Once you have saved the new nameservers for your domain, a global update will be triggered. While most DNS servers update within a few hours, it can take up to 24 hours for the changes to be fully propagated. For more information about propagation time monitoring and estimates, please refer to our guide on the subject.
What Nameservers Should I Use?
The nameservers you use will depend on the specific type of hosting account you have. Shared, VPS, & Dedicated hosting accounts use the same nameservers while Resellers use different ones listed below.
Nameservers for Shared, VPS, & Dedicated Accounts
When updating your domain’s nameservers to point your domain to InMotion Hosting, you will need to use the following nameservers:
|Nameservers for Shared, VPS, & Dedicated Servers|
Nameservers for Resellers
When updating your domain’s nameservers to point your domain to a Reseller account, you will need to use the following nameservers:
|Nameservers for Resellers|
As a reseller, you can also use custom Nameservers, such as your own branded URL instead of servconfig. Here is a link to our guide on Using Custom Nameservers as a Reseller.
Please be aware that it may take up to 24 hours before these changes begin to take effect. More info on this can be found in, How long do DNS changes take?
Pointing Your Domain
Now that you know what nameservers to use, you can update them. We’ll list several options since this must be accomplished at the same place where you registered your domain. We will then go over the A record option for pointing your domain.
Changing Nameservers at InMotion
If your domain is registered through InMotion Hosting, you can update and manage your domain from the Account Management Panel (AMP):
- How to Change Your Domain Nameservers in AMP
Changing Nameservers at Other Registrars
Your nameservers will need to be updated at your domain’s registrar such as Google, GoDaddy or NameCheap. If you’re unsure how to update your nameservers, please contact your current registrar for further assistance. For the more popular registrars, we do have documentation available to assist, located in the list below:
- Making DNS Changes at Enom.com
- Making DNS Changes at GoDaddy.com
- Making DNS Changes at Google Domains
- Making DNS Changes at NameCheap.com
Using an A Record
If you want to point your domain using an A record instead of pointing your nameservers, it is a 2 step process.
- Look up the IP Address for your account.
- Create an A record for your domain pointing to the IP address, be sure to remove any other existing A records. The steps for creating an A record will differ based on your specific registrar or DNS host, but if they use cPanel we have a guide on Adding an A Record in cPanel.
Other DNS Guides
If you are interested in making other DNS changes we have the following helpful tutorials to walk you through.
- How to Set MX Records using the cPanel Zone Editor
- SPF and DKIM Records: Combating Spam
- How to Setup DMARC Records in cPanel
Congratulations, now you know how to point your domain to InMotion Hosting using nameservers or an A record!