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Domain Names:Change DNS servers for a domain name

Last Updated:May 16, 2024

By default, if a domain name is registered with Alibaba Cloud, the domain name is resolved by Alibaba Cloud DNS servers. If you want to use your self-managed DNS servers or third-party DNS servers to resolve the domain name, you can change DNS servers for the domain name. This topic describes how to change DNS servers for a domain name.


  • The domain name is registered with or transferred to Alibaba Cloud. If you transfer the domain name from Alibaba Cloud to another domain name registrar, you must change DNS servers at the new registrar.

  • You have your self-managed DNS servers or third-party DNS servers.

  • The domain name is valid. If your domain name expires, you must renew it. For more information, see Renew domain names.



After you change the IP address of a DNS server, it takes a maximum of 48 hours for the change to take effect.

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Domains console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Domain Names. On the Domain Names page, find the domain name for which you want to change the DNS server and click Manage in the Action column. Then, the Basic Information page appears.

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  3. In the left-side pane, click DNS Modification.

  4. On the DNS Modification page, click Change DNS Server.

  5. Change the IP address of the DNS server as prompted and click Confirm.