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Help with setting up new website on Go Daddy

Help, please.

We have a very stagnant and terrible website which was originally developed by a local company.  Our goal is to design and build a new website using Go Daddy builder.  Trying to figure out what the next step for us in this quest.  Should we contact the local company and tell them to shut the website down?  Go Daddy has our domain, but the local company has the web site, if that makes sense?

 

In a nut shell we have no idea what we are doing.  We have probably suffered a little over the years because of the crummy website and we'd like to remedy that as soon as we can.

 

Thank you in advance.

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Nate
Super User II

If you haven't done so already get started with a free trial to the website builder.  This will let you test out the features and get the site ready on a temporary domain.

 

There's a few variables with getting the domain set up.  It sounds like you have the domain in your own account, if not it would be best if they would transfer it over to you.  If the site is currently running on GoDaddy servers it would need to be removed from that hosting account before being added to another, if they're using different servers it wouldn't matter.

 

If the domain and website builder plan are in the same GoDaddy account and you're on the default nameservers it should switch over the settings for you when you're ready to switch from the temporary domain.

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Nate
Super User II

If you haven't done so already get started with a free trial to the website builder.  This will let you test out the features and get the site ready on a temporary domain.

 

There's a few variables with getting the domain set up.  It sounds like you have the domain in your own account, if not it would be best if they would transfer it over to you.  If the site is currently running on GoDaddy servers it would need to be removed from that hosting account before being added to another, if they're using different servers it wouldn't matter.

 

If the domain and website builder plan are in the same GoDaddy account and you're on the default nameservers it should switch over the settings for you when you're ready to switch from the temporary domain.

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