Namecheap FreeDNS / My Registrar has no DNS settings

Requirement:

  • A Premium Account from Strikingly
  • A custom domain
  • A Namecheap account 

If your domain manager panel does not have the option to edit DNS Zone File Settings but allows changing of nameservers, you can use Namecheap's FreeDNS. However, you will still need to renew your domain through your original registrar. Only DNS will be hosted in Namecheap's panel.

 

Before you begin, do you have mail services connected to your current registrar? Copy and save those MX records down before making any changes.

 

 

Step 1: Get Namecheap's Nameservers.

1.  Go to Namecheap Free DNS Hosting.

2. Type your domain into the box (without http:// or https://).

3. Click "Get DNS".

 

4. Log in to your Namecheap account or Sign up one:

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5. Click the cart icon.

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6. Click "Set up DNS".

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7. You'll be redirected to a page showing the nameservers which you have to setup on your domain registrar's panel.

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Step 2: Change your Domain Registrar's Nameservers.

1. Sign in to your domain registrar.

2. Change the nameservers settings at your current Registrar within 10 days to the following ones:

  • freedns1.registrar-servers.com
  • freedns2.registrar-servers.com
  • freedns3.registrar-servers.com
  • freedns4.registrar-servers.com
  • freedns5.registrar-servers.com

You may have to wait for about a few minutes up to 48 hours for the domain to point to Namecheap.

3. Namecheap will also try to verify if your domain is correctly pointed to their nameservers by monitoring your domain's DNS settings.

4. FreeDNS service will be activated once Namecheap verifies.

 

Step 3: Set up DNS records on Namecheap

Follow this article to complete set up: Connecting a Namecheap Domain to your Strikingly site

 

Contact us at support@strikingly.com or chat with us if you need any help!

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