Mar 192018

You have an old DNS server:

You have a new DNS server:

You have a domain,, for which you want to swap the old DNS server with the new DNS using nsupdate.

NOTE: the domain is

The NS servers are in (different domains).

These are the commands you issue:

update delete      IN NS
update add 3600 IN NS

Of note, you mention the domain first, the NS server second.

This took me a while to figure out tonight.

You will also want to update the records with your domain registrar.

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