Tutorial: Point a GoDaddy registered domain to Obsidian Web Hosting

Tutorial: Point a GoDaddy registered domain to Obsidian Web Hosting

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If you have your domain registered with GoDaddy.com it’s very simple to point it to your Obsidian Web Hosting account.  The steps below will walk you through what you need to configure.  At the end, you will have your site up and running with your own domain on our Obsidian Web Hosting platform.

Let’s get started.

Step One: Log into your GoDaddy.com account

To access your domain’s DNS settings head over to GoDaddy.com and log into your account.  This will let you access your Domain management console.

 

Select your domain to bring up the details page.  Scroll down until you see the “Manage DNS” link.  Click that to bring up your DNS management console.

Step Two: Update the A record for your site

The A record in DNS is what the rest of the internet looks at to know where to go when someone types in your website’s address in their browser.  It points to an address that represents the server that will be hosting your website and presenting it to the world.

From your DNS management console look at the list of records.  The first one should be your A record.  You will need to edit it to point the Obsidian Web Hosting servers.

Click the pencil icon next to the record to edit it.

Enter 54.165.90.58 in the “Points to” text box and click the Save button.

Your domain now points to the Obsidian Web Hosting servers.  There’s one last step before it is ready.

Step Three: Map Your Domain

Connect to your Obsidian Web Hosting Admin console.  Click on tools >> Domain Mapping in the left navigation panel.

Enter your domain in the “Map new domain name” text box and click the “Map Domain” button.

You will receive confirmation that your domain has been successfully mapped.  If you receive a message that your domain could not be mapped you may need to wait fifteen minutes to try again.  Sometimes there is a delay between your change on GoDaddy.com and the ability to map your domain.

Step Four: Create Something Amazing!

The whole purpose of your website is to be a way for you to express yourself to the world.  Whether you are an Artist, Advocate or Entrepreneur you have something to say.  Your new website gives you a perfect way to shout your message from the rooftops.

Get out there and start spreading the word about who you are and what you do.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

PS – If you would rather have the team here at Obsidian Web Hosting handle this configuration for you contact us by emailing support@obsidianwebhosting.com and let us know you would like our help.  We’ll be in touch as quickly as possible to help you with whatever you need.

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