How To Point Your Existing Domain Name To Bluehost

If you have an existing domain name and want to purchase a new hosting account from Bluehost, you simply need to point your existing domain name to your new web host. To do this, you just need to change the name server record in your domain name account. Keep in mind that while you may be able to see the changes take effect within minutes, it can take up to 24 or 48 hours for the new DNS records to update worldwide.

The other option is to transfer your existing domain name registration to Bluehost, who offers free domain name registration for one year with the purchase of a new hosting account. However, each situation is unique, so you will have to decide which option is best for you. If you need to point your domain name to a new account with Bluehost, enter the name server info for your web host below at your domain name registration account.  Also, if you have your domains registered at a registrar like GoDaddy or Domain.com, we have included specific instructions for those two registrars.

Name Servers For BlueHost
Blue Host: ns1.BlueHost.com
ns2.Bluehost.com

 


Changing Name Servers In GoDaddy


1. Login to Account Manager.

2. Next to Domains, click Launch.

3. Select the domain name to modify.

4. From Nameservers, select Set Nameservers.

5. Select the “I have specific nameservers for my domains”.

6. Enter the two name servers for your web host: ns1.yourhost.com, ns2.yourhost.com .

7. Click OK.

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Changing Name Servers In Domain.com


1. Login to Domain Central.

2. Click “+” on the left of your domain name to edit.

3. Select the Nameservers tab in the domain settings dialog that appears.

4. Under Update Name Servers, select the “Use different name servers” option.

5. Enter the two name servers for your web host: ns1.yourhost.com, ns2.yourhost.com .

6. Click SAVE.

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Comments

  1. B Bleathly says:

    I HATE Go Daddy web hosting. It totally sucks. Thank you for showing me how easy it is to keep my domain name there and point it to a REAL web host. Signed up with BlueHost. Yea!

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