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How to point GoDaddy DNS records to Pressable

Category: FAQ | Last modified: March 2, 2021

Pointing GoDaddy Nameservers to Pressable

Log into your GoDaddy account and navigate to your domain manager.

Press the “DNS” button to the right of your domain name.

Viewing your DNS settings in GoDaddy.

Scroll down to the section on Nameservers. Press the blue “Change” button.

GoDaddy nameservers listing.

You will need to then select “Enter my own nameservers (advanced)”

Connect my domain to a website.

Enter Pressable’s nameservers in the provided fields and then press “Save”.

ns1.openhostingservice.com
ns2.openhostingservice.com
ns3.openhostingservice.com
ns4.openhostingservice.com
ns5.openhostingservice.com

Enter my own nameservers.

Read GoDaddy’s guide on how to update nameservers here:
https://www.godaddy.com/help/set-custom-nameservers-for-domains-registered-with-godaddy-12317

Note: that if you already have email hosting for your domain, we recommend getting in touch with us prior to changing the name servers to minimize/prevent any email downtime.

Pointing GoDaddy A Records to Pressable

Log into your GoDaddy account and navigate to your domain manager.

Press the “DNS” button to the right of your domain name.

Viewing your domain name with GoDaddy dashboard.

Locate your current DNS records, which will look similar to the following:

GoDaddy DNS records dashboard.

Modify the existing A record, with the name of @, to point to one of your Pressable IPs.

GoDaddy A Records dashboard.

Click “Add”, and create another record where your host is “@”, your IP is “199.16.173.41”, and TTL (time to live) is “1/2 Hour”:

Editing your A record.

Once saved, your records should look like this:

This is what your dns records should look like.

In some cases, the “www” record may be a separate A record, and not a CNAME record. In other words, rather than having “@” as its value, it will have an IP address; in our example, 199.16.172.147.

In this case, you can either remove the “www” record and create a CNAME (as above), or you can change the IP address and add a new one, similarly to what was done for the “@” record above. It may look something like this:

GoDaddy DNS Records List.

Read GoDaddy’s guide on how to update A records here:
https://www.godaddy.com/help/change-an-a-record-19239

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