How do I clear my local DNS cache?

Clearing Cache Flush Windows Cache Flush Mac OS X Cache Flush Linux Cache DNS resolves domain name to IP addresses so people do not have to remember a series of numbers (IP addresses) when trying to visit a website. In order the speed up this process and reduce the traffic on the DNS servers, most Read More >

Vanity Nameservers: What are they and how do I set them up?

Navigation: Why use vanity name servers? Setting up vanity name servers on shared hosting Related: What is a name server? Custom name servers Updating your domain’s name servers A vanity nameserver is a name server that is branded to a website of your choice, instead of our public name servers. This can make your site Read More >

OpenSRS Domain Maintenance

For our customers that have been with us for quite some time, specifically those who signed on before October 2004, your domain name was most likely registered through OpenSRS. Domains registered through OpenSRS cannot be managed from within your Account Management Panel. Instead, you’ll need to log into the OpenSRS Domain Maintenance page using the Read More >

Adding an A Record

Understanding the use and addition of an A record requires a brief explanation of DNS. DNS stands for Domain Name System. It converts human readable domain names like into IP addresses like which computers can then read. DNS zone files reside on your server and tie domain names with IP addresses. Most users Read More >

Propagation – How Long do DNS Changes Take?

When a domain is newly registered, the nameservers are changed, or DNS changes are made, you can expect a propagation time up to 24 hours. This is because it takes time for the DNS to take effect across the internet. The actual time of propagation may vary in some locations based on your network setup. Read More >

Domain Names – Registrar Transfer versus NameServer Change

ICANN domain transfer policies have changed as of 1 December 2016. Updates to whois information are considered a change of ownership and may warrant a 60-day transfer lock. There is often confusion with the term “transfer” when it applies to domain names. Most people are actually looking to perform a nameserver change to point the Read More >

How Do I Add DNS Records?

What is DNS? Domain Name System (DNS) is the component of the Internet which converts human-readable domain names (e.g., into computer-readable IP addresses (e.g., It does this according to DNS Zone files configured on your server. What is a DNS Record? A DNS record points specific parts of your DNS to a domain Read More >

How to Update your Domain’s Nameservers

If you’re migrating your website to InMotion Hosting from another host, one of the last steps you’ll take is pointing your domain’s nameservers to InMotion Hosting’s nameservers. This will direct your domain’s traffic here, and away from your previous web host. If you are unsure exactly what name servers are, be sure to check out Read More >

How to Change Your Domain Nameservers in AMP

You have access to change the nameservers of any domains registered with InMotion Hosting. You can make any changes to the nameservers in your Account Management Panel (or AMP) . Since changing nameservers is a DNS change, it can take up to 24 hours to propagate. InMotion Hosting Nameservers for Shared/VPS/Dedicated: NameServer Name IP Address Read More >