How to connect GoDaddy domain to Bluehost. If you buy your domain through a domain register like GoDaddy, yet purchased hosting elsewhere (like Bluehost, SiteGround, or others) then you will need to connect your domain to your hosting account.
Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds.
It’s actually really easy to modify your DNS Nameservers in order to connect a GoDaddy domain to a different web host.
How to change your DNS Nameservers when you are using GoDaddy for your domain and Bluehost for your hosting:
Follow the steps and it is very easy to update GoDaddy nameservers to point to Bluehost.
- Log into the GoDaddy.com Account Manager.
- Select Manage Domains from the Domain Names drop-down menu or the Manage Your Account list.
- Select the domain name you wish to modify and click the Modify button.
- Scroll down to NameServers and click the Change button next to Use Custom NameServers.
- Then simply click on the boxes and enter: ns1.bluehost.com and ns2.bluehost.com then click the Add Nameservers button.
It can take up to 24 hours for everything to go through (propagate). So be patient and don’t freak out if your site doesn’t show up right away.
You will then need to add the domain you bought as an addon domain to your web hosting.
You can do this by clicking on “Domains” when logged into your web hosting account and then clicking on “assign.”
Congrats, you have now connected your domain to your hosting account!
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