Your Quick Guide to Setting Up a GoDaddy Domain on BlueHost
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Before you begin, you should already have accounts set up with GoDaddy and BlueHost. If you do not, you can go to GoDaddy and to BlueHost* to get everything set up.
- Log in to your GoDaddy account and click on Visit My Account.
- Click on Manage in the Domains section. For the domain you’d like to work with, click on the gear icon in the upper right hand corner and then select Domain Details.
- In order to point your domain name to BlueHost, click on Manage in the Nameservers section.
- Select the Custom Setup Type and click on Add Nameserver. There are two nameservers you’ll need: ns1.BlueHost.com and ns2.BlueHost.com. After you add those, click OK. Then click Save. This will take a few minutes to set up the nameservers.
- Next, go to BlueHost and log in. Go to the Domains tab at the top.
- In the Shortcuts section, click on Assign a Domain to Your cPanel Account. Select the option, Use a domain that is not already associated with your account and add the domain name that’s set up in GoDaddy. It will verify that the nameservers have been switched.
- Don’t worry about filling in any items in Step 3.
- Under Step 4, click on Assign this Domain. This may take a few seconds, but once it’s complete, you’re done.
Congratulations – you’ve just set up a GoDaddy domain name on a BlueHost hosting account!