Enable two-step verification
For better account security, set up two-step verification (2SV). If you haven't gotten the scoop on how 2SV works, read What is two-step verification? before you continue.
- Go to your GoDaddy Login & PIN page. You might be prompted to sign in.
- Under 2-Step Verification, select Add Verification.
- Choose the 2SV method you'd like to use and then select Next:
- Authenticator app (recommended): An authentication app, like Google Authenticator or Authy, will create the code. Choose this method for most GoDaddy accounts.
- SMS text messages: The code will be sent to you as a text. This method is great for convenience but we suggest using it as a backup since it's not as secure.
- Security key: A device plugged into your computer's USB port will be used for authentication. Use this method if you're a domain investor or want the highest level of security.
- Select when you'd like to use 2SV and then Continue:
Option Require 2SV… On every login (recommended) Every time your account is accessed. High risk transactions only When changes are made to your password, Support PIN, username, 2SV requirement, or when you opt to cancel Ownership Protection.
- If you chose an Authenticator App, follow the instructions to install an app, scan the bar code, and enter the authentication code. When you're done, select Continue.
If you selected SMS text messages, enter your mobile phone number and Continue. Enter the code we text you (it's good for the next 20 minutes), and then select Save.
If you want to use a hardware Security key (such as a Yubikey or Google Titan) for 2SV, follow the steps in Add a hardware security key for two-step verification instead.
- Select Add Backup and repeat steps 3 through 5 to choose a backup method for 2SV.
Note: To minimize downtime, set your backup 2SV on a different device. For example, if your main 2SV is an authenticator app on your laptop, set SMS on your phone as the backup method.