Redirecting Nameservers in Godaddy to Hostgator

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After you have purchased your domain name with godaddy and your hosting account with Hostgator, you will need to change your DNS controls in order for Hostgator to upload data to your new domain name.
HOSTGATOR: You should have received a Username, Password and distinct cPanel website address from Hostgator. Go to that link and login to your cPanel. Once logged in scroll down to the bottom of the page and on the right hand side under Account Information you will see a section called “”Nameservers.” This should be something like: You may want to write these down or open in a new window in order to open up godaddy.
GODADDY: Go to and login to your account. On the right hand side of the page click on my account. Then click on your domain name under MY DOMAINS in the center of the page; this will take you to the godaddy Domain Details for your domain name. In the bottom lower left of the screen look for the section called “Nameservers” and click on “Set Nameservers” Then, click on the button name: “I have specific nameservers for my domains”. Under Nameserver 1, enter the first nameserver which was given on your hostgator account, for example: Then under Nameserver 2, enter the second nameserver given in your hostgator account, for example: Then click okay. If this step was done correctly, you should receive a message that looks something like this:


    Posted at 05:07h, 18 May

    why can't i find information like this faster. like everyone beats around the bush. you cut straight to the point and thank you very much for this video lol.

  • Jeremy Barnes
    Posted at 04:48h, 19 December

    Thank you thank you thank you…lol this is just what I was looking for…you guys ROCK!!!

  • Patrick Hale
    Posted at 14:58h, 22 May

    So you have your domain with godaddy, but you redirected the domain to another server outside of godaddy…and you want to keep your email system as godaddy?

  • Max
    Posted at 15:36h, 22 May

    Exactly… wants to know if there's any setup that I need to do so I can keep my two emails that was created in go-daddy by purchasing/hosting my domain…

  • Patrick Hale
    Posted at 16:10h, 22 May

    Thats what the video explains. Follow the steps in the video by redirecting your mx records back to godaddy. That way you can keep using the godaddy email system but you can host elsewhere.

  • vtrufas1
    Posted at 11:54h, 21 July

    I have the same question, but there is no steps in the video about mx records?

  • Valerie Parakin
    Posted at 16:37h, 18 January

    If you have MORE than one domain, are the nameservers the same for all of them??

  • James Terlecki
    Posted at 06:33h, 19 April

    great video…thank you

  • Aleksandar Stankovic
    Posted at 10:57h, 15 May

    Fuck ypu and Godaddy its shit its not same like normal cpanel

  • Skopelos
    Posted at 12:03h, 16 April

    A bit outdated now…especially the bit about E-mail accounts…! No longer the case, we now have 2016…!

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