DNS and Nameserver Changes

To get your domain working on your server with InMotion Hosting, you will need to point your domain to our servers. The first option is to point your domain to our nameservers, this allows you to manage your DNS from your cPanel. The next option is to use a DNS change such as an A record to point to your account with us.

In this guide, we will list the nameservers for you to point your domain to and then go over the different ways to point your domain. This information applies to all Shared, VPS, Reseller, and Dedicated server plans.

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
IP Address

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
IP Address

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 that 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):

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:

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.

  1. Look up the IP Address for your account.
  2. 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.

Congratulations, now you know how to point your domain to InMotion Hosting using nameservers or an A record!

Ronnie H Content Writer I

Ronnie is a technical writer and content specialist at InMotion Hosting.

More Articles by Ronnie


It looks like this article doesn't have any comments yet - you can be the first. If you have any comments or questions, start the conversation!

Was this article helpful? Let us know!