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What Are the GreenGeeks Name Servers (DNS)?

The recommended GreenGeeks name servers (DNS) settings are as follows.


These name servers feature Anycast technology, which will automatically route DNS traffic to the closest available name server for the lowest possible latency:

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 similar.


Sometimes when updating name server records there is a field for an IP address; although each TLD is different, the IP address is typically only required when registering a private nameserver and you can try to leave this field blank.

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

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. 

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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* is the same server as ns* 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?

    @ 10800 IN MX 10
    @ 10800 IN MX 50
    @ 10800 IN TXT “v=spf1 ?all”

    1. Dave,

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

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