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How to point Godaddy hosted subdomain to external host server?

I have a domain hosted with Godaddy.  I have created a subdomain, like blog.example.com. 

I need to point only the subdomain to the new site I am creating on Siteground.  I do not want to change the DNS host server settings for the main domain because there is already a site hosted there on Godaddy.

How do I point the subdomain to an external host server?

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Re: How to point Godaddy hosted subdomain to external host server?

@AnnMarie1 

 

I'm assuming you already know how to create the subdomain. All you have to do is change the IP it points to (the A record) and make sure it points to the Siteground hosting IP. 



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Re: How to point Godaddy hosted subdomain to external host server?

Hi,

 

I have created the subdomain and added the A record that points to the Siteground IP address.  I also went to Siteground and specified the subdomain and the domain for the new site.  After I did that, their site indicated that the domain has been set up for that website, and then they say to point the domain to the new host server, and supplied 2 new DNS addresses to use.  I sounds like I am not done, yet...?  Or maybe that message is standard when someone is pointing a domain (that is not a subdomain)???

 

Your help is appreciated. 

Re: How to point Godaddy hosted subdomain to external host server?

MrVapor, you're correct - creating the A record is all that is needed. 

 

Thanks for your help!

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Re: How to point Godaddy hosted subdomain to external host server?

Wonderful! I'm glad I could help. 



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