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How to change nameservers from GoDaddy to HostArmada

What are nameservers?

Computers communicate using numbers, called IP addresses, to contact each other, much like using a phone number to dial a specific person's phone. Domain names on the internet are much like entries in a phone book. The phone book tells people looking for a business what the entries are, just as a domain tells people (i.e., their computers) that a domain is hosted on the server.

This is why the Domain Name System (DNS) is a central part of the internet, providing a way to match names (a website you're seeking) to numbers (the address for the website). DNS syncs up domain names with IP addresses enabling humans to use memorable domain names while computers on the internet can use IP addresses behind the scenes.

In fewer words, nameservers define your domain's current DNS provider, and that is where your DNS is managed. Without the correct nameserver settings, your email and website won't work correctly.

Changing nameservers from GoDaddy to HostArmada

Before you start with the DNS configuration, it is first vital to locate your HostArmada nameservers, which are found by logging into your client area and going under the “My Services” section.

You can take a look at this HostArmada nameservers tutorial for further help in finding them. 

Step 1. Under your GoDaddy account, click on the name of your profile, and on the drop-down menu that appears afterward, click on “My Products”.


Access GoDaddy 'My Products' section


Step 2. Inside “My Products” scroll down until you locate the section where your domains are listed and click on DNS.


Access GoDaddy Domain's DNS Settings


Step 3. Scroll down to find the nameservers section and click on the “Change” button.


Change GoDaddy Domain's nameservers


Step 4. In the next part of the DNS management, you need to select “I’ll use my own nameservers” and then input the HostArmada nameservers in the appropriate fields and then click Save.


Use Custom nameservers for Domain name registered with GoDaddy


Step 5. To finalize, you must consent to the DNS change by ticking the checkbox listed as “Yes, I consent to update Nameservers for the selected domain(s)” and then click continue.


Confirm HostArmada nameservers change for a Domain name with GoDaddy


Please be aware that nameservers changes do not propagate instantly. Once your nameservers are changed, it may take up to 24 hours (more, in rare cases) for local ISPs to update their DNS caches so that everyone can see your website.

You can always check your domain name using any Proxy server as Proxy servers do not store cache. Thus you can see the non-cached information.

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