GoDaddy auction site nameservers aren't managed by GoDaddy

Hi all!

When I wanted to start working on, I got a "Server IP Address Could Not Be Found" error message. Then I wanted to check my DNS settings and was told: "We can't display your DNS information because your nameservers aren't managed by us.", but I bought the domain name on auction from GoDaddy...

What to do?



Super User III

The nameservers determine who has control of the DNS.  You can select default to use GoDaddy DNS, or custom to use the DNS from a 3rd party provider.


The DNS is like a map the connects your domain name with your website, email, as well as other settings.  You'll want to make sure it has the settings for all of the services you use with the domain.  Generally it would be automatically set if the DNS and service are in the same account, but external services would need to be added manually (like if your website and email were from different providers).

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