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Domains purchased through Godaddy are fully supported on InMotion Hosting servers. To get a Godaddy domain working on your InMotion Hosting server, the nameservers will need to be updated to point the domain to our DNS server, and the domain must be added to your cPanel, if it is not your primary domain. Below are the steps for setting up a domain purchased at Godaddy to point to our nameservers.

Changing the Nameservers at GoDaddy

  1. Log into your account with Godaddy.
    Log into GoDaddy account
  2. Next to Domains, click the green Manage button.
    Domain Settings GD
  3. You will see your domains displayed in boxes. Select the domain you want to update the nameservers for and click on the gear icon. Then click on the Domain Details option.
    Choose domain in GD domain manager
  4. In the Nameservers section click the Manage link.
    GoDaddy Domain Management
  5. On the Nameserver Settings page, select the Custom radio button and then click Enter custom nameservers.
    GD custom Nameserver setup
  6. The Add Nameserver menu will come up. Fill in both InMotion Hosting nameservers, then click the OK button.
    Nameserver 1: 
    Nameserver 2: 
    Enter new NS with GD
  7. You will then see the nameservers listed, click the Save button.
    Viewing your new NameServers in GD
    You are finished when you see a message stating "Your request has been submitted. Changes may take a few moments to take effect."
    Set nameservers with GoDaddy

Congratulations, now you know how to update your Nameservers with GoDaddy to point to InMotion Hosting!

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n/a Points
2014-12-22 3:36 pm

I would need the same explanation for Bluehost. It is totally different there and I have no Idea on how to do it :-(

11,186 Points
2014-12-22 3:46 pm
While I do not have a BlueHost account to fully test this, it appears that you need to log into your BlueHost account, click on Domain Manager, select your domain, then click on Nameservers
n/a Points
2015-01-21 4:56 pm

Thanks for the info!  It is current, and each step was exactly how it works at GoDaddy.

n/a Points
2015-01-29 2:35 am
n/a Points
2015-02-05 1:39 pm

Thanks for information .its very usefullyfor me ones again Thanks you very much Christian Hofer.

n/a Points
2015-02-05 1:45 pm
It was PERFECT! Thank you.
n/a Points
2015-02-14 5:19 pm

i tried this without the tutorial and got it wrong took 30 seconds with the tutorial, loved it, i must admit i like video ones better but in this case it worked better as the informartion stayed still no pausing needed :) great!

n/a Points
2015-03-02 1:50 pm

I followed all of the steps below and it didn't automatically link up. Is there another step I am missing? I am trying to get my wix domain name to go away and be the one I have with GoDaddy. 

29,167 Points
2015-03-02 1:56 pm
Hello AKrealestate,

DNS changes can have a propagation time of a few hours. Also, be sure to clear the browser cache for the device you are using as that may also be the issue. If you have cleared it and it still has not resolved, it is likely just propagation and will soon correct itself.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-03-02 2:07 pm

I followed those steps probably 5 days ago, so I would hope it would have reset it self by now. I did infact clear the cache :)


Everywhere on the wix site it says that you have to upgrade to premium to do it, but I think that upgrading to premium just gets them to do it for you. One would think... 

29,167 Points
2015-03-02 3:21 pm

Yes 5 days is more than enough. Check again with GoDaddy and see that the name servers are set correctly. If so, you may want to see if their support can reset the DNS.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-03-02 2:15 pm

Now it has gone on to say that because I just got the domain it wont transfer. It has to be 60 days old. 

29,167 Points
2015-03-02 3:22 pm

Changing DNS can be done no matter the age of the domain, but ICANN regulations prohibit the transfer of a domain within the fist 60 days of registration.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-03-02 6:55 pm
it's ok!
n/a Points
2015-03-11 4:06 am

Thank you so much you guys really save my time.

n/a Points
2015-03-11 8:58 pm

Good guide, easy to follow. Thanks

n/a Points
2015-03-26 12:19 pm


What are the proper steps if I want to host with InMotion, but keep my email with Go Daddy?

17,887 Points
2015-03-26 12:53 pm
Hello Brian,

Thank you for your question. Please see this similar question we answered titled "How do i host with godaddy so my site is on inmotionhosting but email remains on godaddy.".

Thank you,
n/a Points
2015-04-14 1:42 pm

Steps worked flawlessly.  My question is in regards as to when/why this change needed to take place.  I only stumbled upon this when trying to diagnose the tons of DNS Event error messages I kept receiving on my DNS server.  After realizing the IP address in the logs was my ISP forwarder, I called them--only to have them tell me the issue lies with my domain name host.  Would have been nice to have learned of the need for this change from GoDaddy and not my ISP.

26,266 Points
2015-04-15 1:42 pm
Hello JWAdmin,

The DNS name server only needs to be changed in order to determine who controls the DNS. You don't need to change it, but if you change hosting servers, then you would need to change the DNS settings at the domain registrar that maintains management of your domain name. If you're continuing to get an error with DNS, we would need to see the error in order to determine what's happening.

Arnel C.
2015-05-23 9:03 am
This was still up to date and exactly what I needed to do
n/a Points
2015-07-01 10:42 am

hIII Can i run my subdomain without pointing inmotionhosting name servers and just thorugh the IP Address.

26,266 Points
2015-07-01 11:59 am
Hello Devyash,

Yes, it could be done, but you would need to create an A record to point the IP address to our hosting service. The created A record would not be created with InMotion, but where ever your DNS is being handled.

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-07-07 8:52 am

Thanks for this wonderful share

n/a Points
2015-07-09 9:10 pm

That was easy. Thanks.

n/a Points
2015-07-14 7:17 pm

Do I need to remove the two existing nameservers  that were already there? After adding the InMotion nameservers I am now showing 4 nameservers. When I type my URL, I am getting a Server Not Found Error.



5,224 Points
2015-07-14 10:47 pm
Hello Mario,

Yes you will need to remove the two nameservers that are not ours as it will cause confusion for the DNS servers.

Best Regards,
TJ Edens
n/a Points
2015-08-17 8:25 am


when I tried to make a change with the new nameserver GoDaddy says the pair is invalid. I new Host Names but still says 'invalid'. How much time is necessary for GoDaddy to accept the change?


29,167 Points
2015-08-17 12:24 pm
If you have just created the subdomains for a name server (ns1, ns2, etc) then give them 4-24 hours for propagation to go through.
n/a Points
2015-09-02 5:24 am



I want to park a domain on Sedo, which has been bought through GoDaddy. Now the problem is, I cant point the nameservers to Sedo and make changes to the DNS Zone Editor. Sedo requires me to point a TXT record to them, to verify domain ownership. PLease help me.

26,266 Points
2015-09-02 6:45 pm
Hello Prasad,

I'm sorry for the problems with your Sedo domain. If the Sedo is the registrar and GoDaddy is a reseller for them, then you should contact GoDaddy support for help in this issue. InMotion Hosting has not relations to either company, so we do not have any way to give you direct assistance in this issue. Please contact Godaddy, or speak with a support rep from Sedo in order to resolve this issue.

Apologies again that we cannot help you in this matter.

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.

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