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How to Host GoDaddy Domains on DreamHost

I’ve recently registered a domain on GoDaddy since that domain name is a premium domain under it. Then I purchased a Shared Starter Hosting plan on Dreamhost to host the website that I’m going build. The next step for me to do here is to host the GoDaddy domain I registered on Dreamhost.

Dreamhost has a documentation about transferring and hosting your domain with them, but not using another provider as your domain registrar like GoDaddy. So the purpose of this post is to show you how it can be done in just a few steps.

Below are the steps on how to host your GoDaddy domain on Dreamhost:

1. Go to All Domains
2. Click on your domain name
3. You will be redirected to Domain Settings
4. Go to Additional Settings section
5. Click Manage DNS
6. You will be redirected to DNS Management page
7. Go to Nameservers section and click ‘Change’ button
8. Click Enter my own name servers (advanced)
9. Change the 3 name servers to the DreamHost name servers: NS1.DREAMHOST.COM, NS2.DREAMHOST.COM and NS3.DREAMHOST.COM
10. Click Save
When setting the new nameservers with the registrar, it can take up to an hour for the WHOIS modification to be processed but the domain will still require time for the DNS to resolve to the new IP’s under the new nameservers set.
According to Dreamhost, the modification takes about 4–72 hours to propagate across the Internet, after which your new nameservers will direct visitors to your account with DreamHost. You will receive an email from GoDaddy once the nameservers got updated. Once the DNS changes propagated, you can finish setting up your domain on Dreamhost.





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