Why can not Email, Domain Redirect and Host Records options be modified in my Namecheap account?

Domain Redirect and Email Redirect as well as Host Records and some other options are available only if you use our default nameservers.

If you have changed the DNS settings of your domain to use a third-party name server OR our hosting servers (dns1.namecheaphosting.com, dns2.namecheaphosting.com), your host records (including A/CNAME/MX/TXT records) are now stored and managed at a third-party name server (or our hosting nameserver accordingly). Hence, you need to contact your current DNS provider to enable these features or alter the settings back to Namecheap's default nameservers.

If you would like to change the DNS settings back to default ones in order to be able to set up Email/Domain Redirect/Host records, follow the instructions given below:

1. Sign into your Namecheap account (The Sign In option is available in the top hat of the page).

2. Select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain:



3. Find the Nameservers section and choose Namecheap BasicDNS from the drop-down menu. Save changes using the corresponding icon:



Once the nameservers are changed, these changes are not accepted instantly all over the world. It may take up to 24 hours (more, in rare cases) for local ISPs to update their DNS caches so that everyone can see your website.


That's it!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.

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