Chris Castiglione Teacher at One Month. Faculty at Columbia University where I teach Digital Literacy. I write about coding, the internet, and social impact.

How to Connect Your GoDaddy Domain to Your Website

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How to Connect Your GoDaddy Domain to Your Website
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If you’re looking to connect your GoDaddy domain to your website you will need two things: a domain, and a hosting account. The hosting account (or server) is where your website will live. GoDaddy is where you might buy your domain (e.g. www.onemonth.com) and you’ll need to point that to your server.

If you don’t have a host yet? For a small to medium website, I’d suggest BlueHost. For more complex web apps I’d suggest you look into something like Heroku, Digital Ocean or AWS. If you get stuck at any point I’d suggest you just email your hosting company, as they should be able to help with your specific website.

1. Register Your Domain at GoDaddy

If you haven’t already? Go to GoDaddy.com. Find a domain you like and purchase it.

2. Manage Your Domain

Once you have purchased a domain go to “My Account” and find the domain you’d like to setup. Click “Launch”

How to Connect Your GoDaddy Domain to Your Website
Manage Your Domain

3. Update Your GoDaddy DNS Information

Look for this page below. You want to go where it says “Nameservers”, the bottom left. Click “Set Nameservers”

How to Connect Your GoDaddy Domain to Your Website
Updating your GoDaddy DNS

4. Add Your GoDaddy NameServers

You want to choose “I have specific nameservers for my domain” and then fill in your nameservers. Usually, there will be 2 or 3 nameservers to fill in. These ALWAYS start with the prefix “ns1.”, “ns2.” and so on. You’ll find your specific name servers in the welcome email from your hosting company  (ie. Hostgator, Dreamhost or Bluehost sent you this email when you signed up for hosting. If not? Then contact your web host and they’ll help you out).

How to Connect Your GoDaddy Domain to Your Website
Add Your GoDaddy NameServers
Chris Castiglione Teacher at One Month. Faculty at Columbia University where I teach Digital Literacy. I write about coding, the internet, and social impact.

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