How to Point Domain Name to Another Hosting (NameCheap to GoDaddy / HostPapa)


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I’ll show you how to change a domain name server in Namecheap to point your domain to another hosting provider. Go to Namecheap 👉 https://punchsalad.com/lp/namecheap-domain

I will use Godaddy & HostPapa as examples. But the process is the same on any other hosting provider.

Please note that we are not transferring the domain, we are just pointing it to the external hosting provider by changing nameservers.

The process for this is a bit backward.
1. We are going to first create a new addon domain in your hostings cPanel, this is actually just a placeholder and it won’t work until you point the nameservers from NameCheap to it.

2. Then, we will check the nameserver name on your hosting

3. and only then we will update nameservers in NameCheap

4. Lastly, I’ll show you how to add a bit of HTML so you can see if your nameservers are correctly configured

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31 Comments
  • Hairy Haggis
    Posted at 20:09h, 14 April

    A lot of good content on this channel right now. Keep up the good work 👍

  • Cmonjose
    Posted at 11:03h, 01 September

    Hey tips with punch how can I transfer my godaddy domain to namecheap hosting, can you please help me?

  • Keith Hunt
    Posted at 02:01h, 04 September

    Very clear and easy to follow. Thanks. Liked the jokes too.

  • aaron wales
    Posted at 01:38h, 24 November

    wish i could like 5000 times!

  • Sushant Ranabhat
    Posted at 15:13h, 01 December

    the way you said hellomade me subscribe

  • Gabriel Borda
    Posted at 00:06h, 11 December

    Helped a lot!

  • Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria
    Posted at 13:40h, 08 January

    Good video. Thank you

  • Motoro Gaming
    Posted at 02:42h, 09 January

    Very clear brother! That is what I need. I am trying to buy a domain from government domain provider service like ( domainname.com.[countrycode] ). but my country is​ a Developing country I can not manage the domain or buy it on online system. I have to submit form to buy or change everything. In the application form required : Nameserver 1, Ip 1, Nameserver 2, Ip 2. Nameserver 1 and 2 I can find. But what is ip 1 and ip 2 ? I just have only one ip address of my hosting

  • Jose Cormane
    Posted at 02:51h, 02 February

    In this channel you always have the answers to my questions. Thanks! Greatings from .CO

  • Fidelis Che
    Posted at 13:30h, 12 February

    Thanks dude, very awesome video.
    But please, how do i install SSL certificate? Is it on the host or where i purchased my domain..

  • Debashis Chandra Ray
    Posted at 10:11h, 16 February

    Thank you so much.. it was so helpful for me.. i was struggling with hosting in godaddy for long time.. with the help of your video i did it within 15 minutes.. thanks again.. and please keep posting useful solutions !!

  • Blue Sky
    Posted at 04:53h, 19 March

    well done Robert

  • Oppressor MKII
    Posted at 03:37h, 02 April

    I brought my domain from namecheap and updated the name servers. Said I needed to wait 48 hrs then at 1:56 I typed my domain name clicked add domain I got the error " You cannot park your name domain" any help?

  • SUDHIR SONI
    Posted at 19:42h, 13 April

    Dear, I bought a domain from Cloudflare they don't allow change name server then how to update my name server or how to connect my domain to hosting server without changing nameserver … is there any other way to connect domain with hosting server ??? please suggest me .. I'm in trouble

  • RL Wells
    Posted at 07:01h, 14 April

    Cause you answer me why my domain did not pop up in file manger? Public_html I pressed it
    But CGI-bin popped out underneath it .. that’s they only file that was done yesterday the same time I thought I was doing the transfer I’m so frustrated 🥴 … do you know what I did wrong ? The customer service from namecheap says the domain is on the go daddy server but when I watch your video the things aren’t matching up

  • ValJedi
    Posted at 17:18h, 10 May

    thanks for the background music! by this tutorial i was about to start killing people! ;(((

  • Rakshit Srivastava
    Posted at 04:40h, 04 July

    Hii buddy i am having trouble pointing my godaddy domain to my hostinger hosting can you plzz help

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    Posted at 02:41h, 17 August

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  • Kichana
    Posted at 21:19h, 25 August

    What if my hosting plan doesnt let me add addon domains?

  • Lokesh Kushwaha
    Posted at 11:37h, 17 September

    Hello sir, I want to ask one question that I purchased domain name from godaddy & want to host my website on infinityfree.net & use cloudflare ssl, My domain name provider provides one IP which is different from IP provided by Hosting provider, also all three domain provider, hosting provider & clouldflare provide nameservers, so which name servers should point at what?? website is ourcreativestore.com

  • robin2531610
    Posted at 02:38h, 26 October

    Thanks bro,

  • Lalit Prakash
    Posted at 16:06h, 07 November

    Why did you insert Arnold clips? It distracted me so much that now cannot concentrate anymore. Bye.

  • Kuckabugg
    Posted at 01:01h, 09 November

    Thank you so much! Very helpful and easy to follow

  • Earning Infos
    Posted at 20:56h, 20 November

    ❤️

  • parth patel
    Posted at 11:37h, 11 December

    there is same same company like hostinger.. and have 2 account one have domain and secound have hosting…..

  • eugene bova
    Posted at 22:20h, 08 January

    Namescheap with whm please

  • Gunjan Gupta
    Posted at 13:04h, 30 April

    Thanks Man

  • carhomie
    Posted at 21:16h, 30 April

    Hi, if I point my namecheap registered domain to interserver, does the SSL cert need to be installed at namecheap or at Interserver? Thatnks, Mike

  • Christopher Givelas
    Posted at 16:17h, 19 May

    Amazing video, even two years later! Helpful and entertaining!

  • Retro Gamer
    Posted at 17:23h, 26 May

    You cannot park your main domain.

  • Ach Hadda
    Posted at 11:01h, 07 June

    can I add aseco nd NS ?