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How to Fix Error “Nameservers Are Not Authoritative” (.IE Domains)

What’s causing the “nameservers are not authoritative” error for .IE domains?

If you have tried to change the name servers of your .IE domain to our name servers and it failed with that error, it is because the name servers are not authoritative for that domain. When you try to update the nameservers of a .ie domain name, a record needs to exist on the new nameservers before the change will be accepted.

This is a requirement specific to .IE domains. You can check to see if/when the nameservers are authoritative for you domain via the IEDR website.

How to fix the “nameservers are not authoritative” error for .IE domains?

To fix this and to be able to point your domain name to our name servers, you will need to ensure there is a DNS record set up specifically for this domain name on the nameservers.

To have this easily fixed, make sure that your .IE domain is added to your hosting service first. If you are hosting with us, this can be done either as an alias or addon domain.

If you are hosting with us, and you are experiencing issues, please get in touch with our support team – we can easily guide you on how to fix this.

Updated on March 25, 2020

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