This article is a guide for customers on Hustly managed WordPress hosting packages, who have their domain name registered with GoDaddy and want to use Hustly as their primary DNS.
Many of our customers tend to have registered their domain names with GoDaddy and use Hustly for our premium WordPress hosting services. If you are one of those customers, here is a simple and foolproof guide to configure your GoDaddy registered domain name with Hustly WordPress hosting.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGING DOMAINS WILL LEAD TO YOUR WEBSITE GOING OFFLINE TEMPORARILY WHILE. NAMESERVER CHANGES CAN TAKE UP TO 48 HOURS TO PROPAGATE
If you are a Hustly customer and unable to do this yourself, please reach out to our support to have your domains setup by us at no extra cost.
Before you start this guide, please ensure that the domain you want to configure has been added to Hustly. While you are signing up for your Hustly WordPress hosting account, we would have already asked you to connect your domain. If you have not connected this domain yet, please add the concerned domain either from your Hustly hosting account or your hosting admin panel.
Step 1: Retrieve your domain’s Glue records from Hustly
In order to complete this step, you need to be logged into either your Hustly website management app or your Hustly hosting admin panel, ideally from a modern web browser on a desktop or laptop sized device.
If you are retrieving these records from the Hustly website management app, you will need to navigate to the Domain Management section, and copy your glue records.
If you have already updated your NS records, you will need to retrieve these records from your hosting panel, once logged in, scroll to the “Domain name” section or click on the “Websites and Domains” tab on the left
Find your domain and navigate to the “Hosting & DNS” tab. Click on the “DNS Settings” to view all your DNS records.
Locate your glue records. They are of the format :
(i) ns1.<your domain name>
(ii) ns2.<your domain name>
Copy your glue records and your server’s IP address.
Step 2: Update your domain’s glue server records with GoDaddy
Log in to GoDaddy Domain Manager and find your domain name. Select the domain name, scroll down to the “Additional Settings” section, and then click “Manage DNS” on the right.
Scroll down to the DNS records section, click on the top-right “…” menu and select the “Host Name” option.
Select the Add option and update your glue records. While adding your glue records, add your glue destination (ns1.<your domain name>) in the “Host” field, and your server’s IP address in the IP address field.
Click “Save” to update your glue records in GoDaddy.
Step 3: Change your domain’s nameserver records with GoDaddy to your Glue records
Now go back to your domain, and find the Namerserver section. Select “Change”.
Select the “Enter my own nameservers (advanced)” option.
Enter your nameservers you retrieved earlier (of the formats ns1.<your domain name> and ns2.<your domain name>) and click save. Accept the confirmation dialog that appears.
You have finished configuring your GoDaddy domain to use Hustly as your primary DNS server. Your website will be up and running once changes come into effect. Propagation can take up to 24 hours. The entire process should be error free, if you have followed all the steps. Please note that sometimes domain names changes take some time to propagate. This could take over 48 hours. If you see any errors, please repeat the steps above.
Want to fine tune your domain settings or install SSL certificates? See our detailed domain setup guide here.
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