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Manage DNS zone files

You can change which service your domain uses for its website and email by managing its DNS records (also known as zone file records). How you access your DNS records depends on where your domain is registered and hosted. Use the table below to find the scenario that's applicable to your situation and follow those instructions.

If your domain is Follow these instructions...
Registered with GoDaddy and using GoDaddy nameservers (either hosted with GoDaddy or not yet hosted anywhere) See the Working with DNS records table below
Registered with GoDaddy, but hosted at another company and using their nameservers You'll need to manage DNS through your hosting company
Registered with another company, but hosted with GoDaddy and using GoDaddy nameservers Log in to your hosting account using the instructions in Manage DNS for your hosting account, then see the Working with DNS records table below
Neither registered nor hosted with GoDaddy (using DNS Hosting - formerly called "Off-Site" DNS) Manage DNS hosting

Working with DNS records

Click on the link for the type of record you would like to add, change, or delete:

Note: If your domain is registered at another company, please click on the link below for the DNS record you'd like to add, change, or delete and follow the Domains registered at another company set of instructions at the bottom of that article.

Type of Record What it's for Add, Change or Delete
A Record Connects an IP Address to a host name Add; Change; Delete
CNAME Record Allows more than one DNS name for a host Add; Change; Delete
MX Record Ensures email is delivered to the right location Add; Change; Delete
NS Record Contains the nameserver info Add; Change; Delete
TXT Record Provides additional info about a host or more technical info to servers Add; Change; Delete
SRV Record Finds computers that host specific services Add; Change; Delete
AAAA Record Provides IP addresses that do not fit a standard A Record format Add; Change; Delete
SPF Record Used to help prevent against spam Add; Change; Delete
CAA Record Used to prevent anyone from obtaining an unauthorized SSL certificate for your domain Add; Change; Delete

Note: Any DNS changes you make can take up to 48 hours to reflect on the Internet.

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