Additional name servers have been added to increase redundancy. In case of a server or network issue at the Web server’s data center, these extra name servers help ensure that email will still be delivered if you use a 3rd party email service (such as G Suite or Outlook). If the server becomes unavailable, the Website may not load, but email server lookups will still work. If you have email hosted on the Web server, email will be temporarily unavailable. (Virginia) (same server as ns1) (same server as ns1) (alternate location in San Francisco) (alternate location in NYC) (alternate location in Dallas)

A domain requires a minimum of two domain servers listed with the domain registrar. To benefit from this redundancy, you should use and at a minimum… including and as a backup name servers provides four distinct servers for DNS lookups. and are aliases for,, and are all distinct servers.

Alternatively, you can host your own DNS records (such as at your registrar’s name servers), pointing to your hosting IP address. You can find your hosting IP address in your cPanel.


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