Many web experts suggest that we shouldn’t register our domain name with our web host because if hosting company disappears (very rare chances) then you can rebuild your website easily through another hosting provider. However, some web hosting providers give free domain with hosting service, in that case, you should register a new domain name. In this article, we’ll be discussing on how to point domain from Godaddy to Bluehost. It’s a very easy process, all you’ve to do is just change Godaddy Nameservers with Bluehost Nameservers.
Bluehost allows you to assign domain name from other domain registrars to its cpanel. Once you point your domain name to its cpanel then you can install WordPress to launch your website or blog and your domain will still be on Godaddy. It’s advisable that you delete all A Host and CNAME records from your Godaddy control panel (Only if you’ve redirected your Godaddy domain name to somewhere else).
If your domain belongs to some other domain registrar like Bigrock, Google domains, 1&1, Namecheap etc, then you can still follow this tutorial to point your domain to Bluehost.
Here are the steps to point domain from Godaddy to Bluehost –
- Change Godaddy default Nameservers with Bluehost name servers
- Verify your domain ownership on Bluehost
So let’s get started, follow the instructions given below to point domain from Godaddy to Bluehost –
First of all, get access to your Bluehost cpanel using your login credentials.
Now, from your Bluehost dashboard, click on Domains tab and then hit assign link. Upon clicking on the link, a form will appear on your computer screen, just fill out the form.
Step 1 of the form – Let me help you, first click on the radio button next to “Use a domain that is not already associated with your account” and enter your Godaddy domain name in the box below.
Step 2 of the form – In the next step, you will need to add Bluehost Nameservers to your Godaddy domain. You can also copy the Nameserevers from here –
Now, open a new tab on your web browser and login to Godaddy cpanel. From Godaddy homepage, click on Manage link. Or directly go to your domains section and go to Manage DNS section of the concerned domain.
Scroll down and click on Change under Nameservers section.
Now, replace Godaddy default name servers with Blushost name servers. For that purpose, click on Add Nameserver button and copy first Bluehost Nameserver from the Bluehost form and add it to your Godday name server section. In the same way, add second Bluehost name server and then hit Save button.
Note: Delete Godaddy default Nameservers. There should be only two Bluehost name servers.
Step 3 of the form – Select the radio button next to Addon Domain.
Step 4 of the form – Now, select the radio button next to “Create a new directory”.
After adding the Bluehost Nameservers to Godaddy Nameservers section and selecting appropriate options, click on assign this domain button.
That’s it. We’ve successfully assigned Godaddy domain to Bluehost hosting. Now, you can install WordPress on your Godaddy domain using your Bluehost cpanel.
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