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DNS redirect to another domain

A domain name bought and administered on GoDaddy can easily redirect to another website, hosted at another registrar. See below how to configure your account to have a domain name from the GoDaddy auction redirected to another server.

GoDaddy redirect domain to website

After having bought a domain name on the GoDaddy auction service, the domain will be transferred from the previous owner to the new owner, an operation that results in ICANN domain registration change, to reflect the new owner details.

These details are accessible when performing a whois request, which means asking the Internet server what are the administrative and technical details of a specific domain name.

The transfer request complete, for a specific domain name, it is time to get it to show some web page!

Start by going to your GoDaddy account, and login on the website, if not already done.

GoDaddy domain forwarding redirect domain to website : Domain bought on GoDaddy auction
Domain bought on GoDaddy auction

In the GoDaddy account, select the Manage my domains menu from the quick links.

GoDaddy domain forwarding redirect domain to website : Manage my domains on GoDaddy options
Manage my domains on GoDaddy options

It will take you to a page where all the domains that are owned by the account are listed, and can be administered.

For now, all we want to do is to change the domain DNS (Domain Name Server) to redirect to our hosting service, which is on another server than GoDaddy ones.

Click on the Manage DNS option under the gear icon for the domain to redirect.

GoDaddy domain forwarding redirect domain to website : Manage DNS of my domain names
Manage DNS of my domain names

GoDaddy redirect domain

Here, the DNS will be listed, which are by default the ones from GoDaddy, which might differ by domain name.

GoDaddy being a huge registrar, not all domain names can be managed by the same DNS servers, therefore pay attention to use the right ones when referring to the GoDaddy DNS servers.

GoDaddy domain forwarding redirect domain to website : Domain redirect DNS
Domain redirect DNS

Here, the DNS records from the website hosting service have to be entered. These are given when buying a hosting service, and are different per service and domain.

The name server can be kept, but it is important to modify the A records, for @ which is the root website address, and for example for WWW, which is a subdomain, and any other subdomain.

That way, it is possible to tell GoDaddy to redirect every subdomain to a different server for example.

GoDaddy domain forwarding redirect domain to website : GoDaddy domain forwarding with DNS redirect
GoDaddy domain forwarding with DNS redirect

Domain redirect DNS

After a while, up to 24 hours for the DNS configuration to replicate worldwide, and if the target hosting service has been accordingly configured, the website should show up when accessing the new domain name.

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