How do I make the DNS changes to my (non-3dcart) registered domain?

The exact process differs for each domain registration company. To further complicate things, some registrars will use the term “Nameserver” rather than DNS when labeling the areas you’ll need to go to for the DNS changes. Regardless of which term they use however, the basic set up is the same.

To update your domain’s DNS, you will need to enter the following domain name servers.

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary

If your registrar has only two DNS fields, then you will only need the first two 3dcart nameservers specified.
Alternately, if your registrar has MORE than three DNS fields, you may leave those blank.

As an example, we’re providing the following screen shots of GoDaddy’s DNS update for reference due to GoDaddy’s popularity.

We’ve also compiled a set of videos to help you with the most common domain registration companies.
You can view the specific videos by going to

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the DNS section and click on the registrar you would like to see a video on.

If you do not see the company you purchased your domain from in the video section, please refer to your domain registrar’s help documentation for specifics.

After DNS Changes

After you have made the required DNS changes to your domain, you’ll have to reflect this change to your 3dcart store.

  1. Go to Settings =>General =>Store Settings
  2. Look down towards the bottom of the Store Information section and edit your store URL so that it reflects your personal domain name.

If you also have a dedicated SSL certficate created for your domain, you can edit your Secure URL to reflect your personal domain as well.