How to Point Domain from Godaddy to Bluehost
If you have a domain registered with Godaddy, but would like to host your website with Bluehost, this guide is for you.
In just a few short steps, you can easily point your domain from one provider to another.
Plus, Bluehost offers some of the best hosting plans around, so you can be sure your website will run smoothly. Ready to get started? Let's go!
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STEP 1 – Get the Nameservers from Bluehost
To point your domain name from GoDaddy to Bluehost, you will first need to get the nameservers from Bluehost. You can find these in your accounts domain section.
You'll also have to prompt the action first from Bluehost and let Bluehost know that you will be pointing a domain name from a different registrar to theirs.
To do this:
- Simply log in to your Bluehost account.
- Go to domains from the menu on the left side of your hosting dashboard.
- Click the “Assign” button.
- Choose the option “Use a domain that is not associated” with Bluehost.
- Enter your domain name that's registered at GoDaddy.
After you're done with that, Bluehost will ask you to verify your domain with one of the four options provided:
- By pointing the nameservers to Bluehost.
- By setting DNS “A” record to their IP address.
- By creating a page at your domain containing a text or number provided by Bluehost.
- By entering the EPP authorization code provided by GoDaddy.
I will do this by pointing to the nameservers, as it's the easiest and the best option.
- Just copy the nameservers to a clipboard.
The Nameservers will be (NS1.BLUEHOST.IN, NS2.BLUEHOST.IN) if you've registered your Bluehost account from India.
STEP 2 – Change Nameservers at GoDaddy
Sign in to your GoDaddy account.
- Click the “My Products” button on the top right-hand side of your dashboard. (Under Your Profile, or Click “Domains” on the left-hand side of your dashboard.
- Click on ” Manage DNS” next to the domain name that you want to point out.
You can find the Manage DNS settings from either the products menu or from the domain dashboard itself.
- Under “Nameservers” click on the “Change” button.
- Enter the nameservers you copied from Bluehost in step 1 and “click save“.
- Now, it will take some time for the changes to propagate.
It usually takes around 24-48 hours but sometimes can take longer.
STEP 3 – Verify the domain from Bluehost
- Finally, go back to your Bluehost dashboard and check if the domain has been verified.
- If it's verified successfully.
- Choose the domain option as an “addon“.
- Now create a new directory so that you can create a new website with a separate directory of its own. And,
- Click “Assign this domain“.
And, BOOM! it's done.
Now, you can start building your website on Bluehost. If this is your first time starting or creating a WordPress website, check out one of my previous posts to know how to install WordPress in your Bluehost account.
If you need any help, their customer support is amazing and will surely help you out.
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