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What Are the GreenGeeks Name Servers (DNS)?

The GreenGeeks name server (DNS) settings are:

chi-ns1.greengeeks.com
chi-ns2.greengeeks.com
ams-ns1.greengeeks.com

You can change the DNS settings for your domain name at the registrar where you purchased the domain. They should have a control panel where you can change the name servers for your domain. The setting is often called “custom name servers” or something similar.

If there are only two fields in your name server settings (primary and secondary name servers), use the first two name servers in the above list.

Sometimes when updating name server records there is a field for an IP address. If that’s the case at your registrar, here are the IP addresses for the name servers.

chi-ns1.greengeeks.com: 99.198.112.83
chi-ns2.greengeeks.com: 69.175.59.162
ams-ns1.greengeeks.com: 107.6.141.186

If you run into any problems updating the name servers for your domain, contact the registrar or hosting company where you purchased the domain and ask them to update the name server records for you. If a registrar or hosting company refuses to update the name server records for your domain, please let us know, and we will try to assist.

If you want to use your own custom name servers, check out our reseller hosting services.

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  1. Could I also create A Records at my domain registrar that point to the GreenGeeks name server primary and secondary IP addresses?

    Still learning about DNS and curious which is best.

    1. An A record wouldn’t point to a nameserver. The A record (typically) points to a web server IP.

      If your site is on a shared server, where many domains may share a single IP address, setting up an A record at the registrar to point to the server IP won’t work. The host has to do certain configuration so the domain resolves to the proper site on the shared server.

  2. How soon should I expect to be able to navigate to my GG hosted url after updating the DNS servers at my registrar?

    1. You’re right. But chi-ns*.greengeeks.com is the same server as ns*.greengeeks.com. So using either will work.

      I’ll see if we can’t standardize the name server information though. Thanks.

  3. I am thinking of signing up with you for a WordPress site.

    I have a domain name already and have email addresses via my registrar.

    I am currently using AWS Route 53 and S3 and plan on moving away from there.
    In order to be able to receive email, i had had to add MX and TXT records to AWS.
    Will i be able to do that with you?

    Records:
    @ 10800 IN MX 10 spool.mail.gandi.net.
    @ 10800 IN MX 50 fb.mail.gandi.net.
    @ 10800 IN TXT “v=spf1 include:_mailcust.gandi.net ?all”

    1. Dave,

      Yes, you can add MX and TXT records to your DNS here.

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