When using Hostwinds services, we understand that there are other options for domain name registration through another domain name registrar. You may also choose to change the nameservers or DNS settings that your domain uses when registering a domain elsewhere so that it is pointed to your Hostwinds web hosting services. The Hostwinds Service Information email contains the provided nameservers. You may also find the nameservers to use for your domain(s) on the Management page of the Hostwinds service within the Client Area for any Shared or Business Hosting web hosting services. This guide will show you how to set name servers at Go Daddy so that your website and email will be pointed to your Hostwinds services.
Set Name Servers at Go Daddy
The Go Daddy DNS management section is one of the options inside of the Go Daddy DNS Management page. Here’s how to get there once logged in:
Step 1: Click on DNS next to the domain you wish to set name servers for. This will take you to the DNS Management page.
Step 2: Scroll to the Nameservers section of this page. Click the Change button to reveal the drop down which allows us to perform the next step.
Step 3: Click the drop down box and select Custom. The first thing you’ll notice is a large, attention-grabbing purple box. We are going to ignore the purple box. Enter your name servers into the two text boxes below the big purple box, then click save.
Upon successful change, you’ll see another purple box as a notification. The appearance of this box will mean the change was successfully submitted.
If you receive any error messages while attempting to modify your name servers, make sure there is no extra white-space (such as a space character, or a tab character) that made it into the box with your name server entry. This will cause an error with most registrars.
Keep in mind, DNS nameserver changes like this can take up to 24 – 48 hours to globally propagate.
If you do have any questions or need any help, you are always welcome to open a support ticket or contact us in a Live Chat 24/7/365. We are always ready to help.