August 9, 2020
August 9, 2020
Knowing how to point a domain to Hostinger is important if you’re using our server but bought the domain from somewhere else. Keep on reading as this tutorial will show you how to connect the name to our service.
Before starting this tutorial, take into account that DNS changes can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate worldwide.
If you prefer reading, check out the instructions below.
There are two main ways to point a domain name to Hostinger:
This guide shows how to point a domain name if it’s NOT registered with Hostinger. For a general tutorial on pointing a domain name to another provider, check out this tutorial.
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The process of changing nameservers on various registrars is quite similar. Here’s what you need to do to point your domain name to Hostinger:
Allow up to 24 hours for DNS to fully propagate worldwide.
As mentioned earlier, it’s an alternative you can try if you wish to keep the control of your DNS zone at your domain’s registrar. It consists of two primary steps:
A Record maps a domain name to its appropriate IP address. Therefore, if you want to point your domain name to Hostinger, you can modify these records by replacing the old IP address with the one from Hostinger.
In most cases, you have to create two A records for your domain name: one with the www subdomain and one without.
For instance, if you have a domain named yourdomain.com and want to point it to 188.8.131.52 as its IP address, you need to create A Record entries that look like this:
It’s also possible that your www subdomain is pointed via the CNAME (alias) record. In that case, you only have to change the A record for your root domain name.
Don’t worry if you see a slightly different view at your registrar. Just fill in the values that look similar to the ones shown above. Each field stands for:
MX record specifies mail servers that handle incoming emails. If you want to use Hostinger servers to receive emails sent to your domain, you need to change your domain’s MX record.
At Hostinger, the MX record can be found in DNS Zone Editor as well.
Take note of the mail server’s address. After that, open your domain’s MX record and replace the old mail server:
By finishing this tutorial, we have learned the two ways to point a domain name to Hostinger. The first is by changing the nameservers, and the second is by changing your registrar’s A Record.
We recommend the first option as it automatically sets your domain with our IP Address so you don’t have to go to another hassle if it changes one day.
So what do you think? Which method will you choose? Let us know in the comments below!
April 30 2019
Hi, your explanation is very detailed, relevant and easy to understand. I made the right decision to host my website with Hostinger. Thank you. Have a great day, every day.
Replied on January 29 2020
We are happy you host your website with Hostinger too :) Have a great day.
July 11 2019
This post was super helpful! Thanks!
November 11 2019
Thanks for the post. Just got clarified after facing some issues with setting up domain on Name cheap to work here. Its all find now.
February 23 2020
hello,I need urgent advice. I have the domain name and hosting with Godaddy. That will get expire very soon. I want to transfer to here in hostinger.how to do it.
April 30 2020
which is the nameserver that i am supposed to put after I delete the previous ones. please help I am not getting any reply from your help centers and my website is closed for more than week.
Replied on May 04 2020
Hey, in order to point a domain to Hostinger you need to add these nameservers: ns1.dns-parking.com ns2.dns-parking.com Let me know if it worked!
May 02 2020
i have a hostinger domain but i want to transfer my domain on infinity web hosting ffor web hosting so, how i can do that
May 05 2020
my website is pendig
Replied on May 05 2020
Hey, DNS changes can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate worldwide.
July 05 2020
When I took up hosting, I got a free domain. but this time I was not able to setup this domain.
Replied on July 07 2020
Hey, Faiz! You can message our support team for this. I am sure they can help you out with it :)
July 06 2020
Is there the next step tutorial after we change the DNS in another site? Right now i am done changing the nameserver, what happened after? How do we point this so we can start installing the WordPress in the hostinger with the new pointed domain?
Replied on July 07 2020
Hey there minimosoul! :) After you point the domain to our nameservers, give it up to 24 hours for the DNS propagation to be complete. Then you can follow this guide here to install WordPress and start building.
July 11 2020
I changed the settings as it indicates on the tutorial( with the name servers) , am I supposed to see my domain anywhere in the hpanel?
Replied on July 14 2020
Hey Paola! :) If you haven't added your domain to the plan you will need to first add the domain to your plan. Once you do that - you will be able to see it in the panel itself, and within 24 hours of the nameservers being changed like in the tutorial, you will be able to see the content you've uploaded under that domain name in the panel! :)
July 14 2020
Hey there Ahmad! :) You can just go to the parking menu again, and you will see a list of parked domains. You can just click "Delete" :)
July 22 2020
Thanks for the explanation! I bought the domain from another service provider. On GD domain, I've got these Nameservers: ns71.domaincontrol.com ns72.domaincontrol.com On Hostinger, I've these two: ns2.dns-parking.com ns2.dns-parking.com Which set am I supposed to change to which to get more compatibility ? Thanks in advance
Replied on September 06 2020
Hey there! A bit late, but maybe it will be useful for the rest of our customers too! :) When you own a domain - the nameservers can only be set where the domain is owned. The DNS zone will be controlled where the nameservers are pointing. So for example in your case, the DNS zone is controlled in GD as the domain was pointing there at the time. The moment you point it to us, to our nameservers - the DNS zone will be controlled by us, via your plan :)
July 30 2020
I bought a second domain from your site. But I want to add 2nd domain in one hosting account...how to add it? I tried to change the nameservers but it says nameservers can't be same...