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AndyMP
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Nameservers for a remotely hosted domain at an external provider

I have signed up for Maximum Hosting Linux with cPanel and to kick things off I used a domain that I have in my GoDaddy account for simplicity. Okay, so far.

 

Then I added an additional website following through the process via the "Add Website" option at the top of the "Websites" list. I used a domain that is held in a different GoDaddy account. In order for that domain to point to this server I need to know the nameservers. Where do I find that information? Do I take the nameservers that the domain I used to initially set the account up are pointing to?  

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Nate
Super User II

The title mentioned external provider but with the description it sounds like everything is with GoDaddy.  If that's the case you can manually update the DNS...

 

In the GoDaddy account with hosting.

https://www.godaddy.com/help/what-is-my-websites-ip-address-in-my-linux-hosting-account-16112

In the GoDaddy account with domain.

https://www.godaddy.com/help/change-an-a-record-19239

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Nate
Super User II

The title mentioned external provider but with the description it sounds like everything is with GoDaddy.  If that's the case you can manually update the DNS...

 

In the GoDaddy account with hosting.

https://www.godaddy.com/help/what-is-my-websites-ip-address-in-my-linux-hosting-account-16112

In the GoDaddy account with domain.

https://www.godaddy.com/help/change-an-a-record-19239

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Thanks, I appreciate the help. I hadn't updated the A record so the second link was a help. What's the process for a completely externally hosted domain at a different registrar?

Nate
Super User II

You could still go the A record route if you want to manage the DNS with the other provider.

 

If you want to use GoDaddy DNS you can manage it at this URL changing the red part to your actual domain, the nameservers it's using should be at the bottom of the DNS records.

https://dcc.godaddy.com/manage/YOURDOMAIN.COM/dns

I appreciate the help. I'm still trying to get my head around DNS. 🙂

Nate
Super User II

The DNS is like the settings for your domain that say which computers run your website, email, etc.  Those settings also need to live somewhere so the nameservers say which computers run your DNS.