How to Point Godaddy Domain to HostGator Hosting?

Written by Akash Navi

Godaddy is one of the biggest domain name registrar available online when it comes to registering a new domain name many bloggers and internet marketers prefer to use Godaddy.

If you have ever checked Whois details of other websites then you may have noticed that most of the domains are registered with Godaddy.

It is because they are really very good for getting domain registration and the time taken to resolve the DNS (Domain Nameservers) is very less when compared to other domain name registrars.

I hope you have already registered your domain name with Godaddy, but if you haven’t done it yet then you can read my guide to register a domain name with Godaddy.

In this guide of mine, I will be telling you the procedure to point Godaddy domain to HostGator hosting. It is very easy to do so all you have to do is set or change the name servers in Godaddy to the HostGator name servers.

When you signup for HostGator and buy shared hosting or VPS hosting from HostGator them you will get the DNS details from the company.

Changing GoDaddy Nameservers to point at HostGator server

To change them first and the foremost thing you need to do is to sign in into your account at Godaddy, you can use this link provided here to sign in into your account.

Now click on your username which is showed at the upper right corner of your window. And click on My Products.

Point Godaddy Domain to HostGator

All the product you have purchased from them will be displayed to you on your screen, They will be categorized by type like Domain Names, Web Hosting, SSL Certificates etc. You can refer the image embedded below for more details about My Products section.

Manage DNS

Click on Domains and choose the domain name whose Name servers you are willing to change and click on Manage DNS. When you do so all the DNS settings of that domain name will be displayed to you on your screen, now you need to scroll down and look for nameservers section.

Change DNS

When you click on Change, they will ask you if you want to use the default DNS of Godaddy or custom DNS value. Custom DNS values are used in case you have a domain with Godaddy but you want to host it with HostGator or host it with Bluehost and other web hosting companies.

Custom DNS in Godaddy

Use the drop down menu and select Custom from there after that enter the Domain Name Servers of HostGator and click on Save.

So this how you can point Godaddy domain to HostGator hosting, I hope you are clear with all the steps which are mentioned in this guide but if you have any kind of doubts in your mind then you can comment below.

You should note one thing and that is once you change or update DNS in Godaddy it will take some time to point to HostGator hosting.

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