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  1. #1
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    Jan 2014

    Need help with Go Daddy hosting but domain elsewhere


    New to this forum but I already need help. I'm just starting out in freelancing and I have just bought hosting on GoDaddy.

    I have a domain which is registered elsewhere, away from GoDaddy. On the GoDaddy support page it only says to change my nameservers on the domain to the ones on my hosting account to repoint it at my website hosted on GoDaddy. Does this mean the A record can be left as blank? There's no mention of the A record...


    I've paid for only a months worth of hosting just so i can try it out, so if you guys have any previous bad experience with godaddy, please let me know. I'm open to move elsewhere, if yuo guys have any recommendations. I picked godaddy purely because they were cheap with unlimited MS SQL databases, unlimited bandwidth, space etc.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Dallas, TX
    From the link you provided:

    If you registered your domain name with another registrar but are hosting it with us, it must use our nameservers. We send you an email that lists your nameservers when you set up your hosting account. If you do not have your name servers, you can find them in your hosting account. For more information, see Finding Your Hosted Domain's Nameservers.

    After finding your name servers, contact your domain's registrar (the company where you registered your domain) to update the nameservers.
    Example of Standard DNS nameservers:

    Example of Premium DNS nameservers:
    "Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound....."


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    So is the A record not essential? I never knew that. I always thought the A record would need to be set with the IP address of the server hosting the website, then something on the server i.e. IIS, would bind the domain to a site on the server.

    All i need to do is change the nameservers on the domain.


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