How to point your domain name from NameCheap to HostGator (Web Prep 3 of 5)

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***Video 3 of the Web Preparation series***
Now that you have purchased a domain name and a hosting account, you must point your domain name from NameCheap to HostGator in order to gain control of your website and also to configure it in control panel. Otherwise, you’ll risk having your domain name “parked” by your registrar company with content that is not yours.

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  • GulfCoastTreasures
    Posted at 00:08h, 09 December

    Thanks for your videos. The explanations are clear and simple to understand.

  • OnlineBusiness Log
    Posted at 18:55h, 27 February

    Thank you Liz 🙂

  • jimnick777
    Posted at 18:30h, 27 May

    thanks straight forward clear and to the point, excellent!

  • Jim Tan
    Posted at 18:47h, 28 May

    thanks for your good instructions, you are wonderful.

  • Ifjos 46
    Posted at 13:35h, 23 June

    Hallo I am Arnab i just want to know that when i add another domain under my primary domain did i have to set the name servers(NS) again to the new domain which i have purchased.

  • OnlineBusiness Log
    Posted at 04:16h, 01 August

    Yes. The Name Servers are constant and they need to be added in NameCheap every time you buy an addon domain name. This way NameCheap connects to HostGator. By the way, in NameCheap you would click manage domains, then double click the domain, then click Transfer DNS to Webhost (they changed the title). Then, configure the addon domains inside of your main domain’s control panel in HostGator (video 4) so that it also connects with NameCheap. Video 5 = how to install WordPress on all domains :).

  • Brian Neal
    Posted at 19:05h, 28 June

    Thank you for answering my complicated questions with simple answers. So clear, easy, and specific. 

  • Nafees Ubaidullah
    Posted at 17:30h, 25 February

    How long does it take for the DNS change to take effect? I followed the exact procedure but still my website displays as if it is still available on namecheap

  • Mire Berch
    Posted at 01:15h, 01 May

    thanks that was helpful

  • Joel Jones
    Posted at 12:24h, 04 September

    This helped. Thanks ?

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