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. This can be done in Godaddy's Account Manager. Below are the steps for setting up a domain purchased at Godaddy to point to our nameservers.

Changing the nameservers at GoDaddy

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. change-nameservers-godaddy-1Click "My Account" button on the top left to access the account page.
  3. change-nameservers-godaddy-2 Click "Launch" next to the Domains on the Products tab.
  4. change-nameservers-godaddy-3 Select the check box next to the domain name to modify.
  5. change-nameservers-godaddy-4 On the Nameservers icon drop menu, Select "Set Nameservers".
  6. Click the "Custom" option, you will see the current nameservers.

    change-nameservers-godaddy-6 Change the Nameserver 1 and Nameserver 2 to the following nameservers.


    Click OK.

    change-nameservers-godaddy-7 Your changes have been submitted pop up will display. Click OK.

    Congratulations, the nameservers were updated successfully. The Nameserver change should take effect within 24 hours.

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2012-10-02 9:23 pm
Someone should go to GoDaddy, the interface has been changed and it is rather confusing to use your instructions. It will be impossible foe a newbie.
5,889 Points
2013-01-23 10:36 am
Thank you for your comment. We updated this article to reflect Godaddy's current interface. Thank you for the input.
2014-07-04 12:59 pm
I resemble that emotion! I believe thanks to the new interface at GoDaddy, it's fixin' to be about a year before my domains change nameservers.. Pretty sure I've just crossed my i's and dotted my t's over there..... =)
2014-07-04 1:17 pm
Hi, James.. It needs help again.. The Cliff's Notes version would be... What should go in A (Host).. The reason I'm here is that's where I put your (primary?) nsDot (rather than ns2Dot) and now I'm stumped by should that entry THEN be duplicated under NS (Nameserver). That's what I went ahead and did but looking for confirmation that it was right or wrong..

Note for others in the event it's not making sense.. Each entry that contains that @ symbol is telling them to refer the entry to whatever data we have entered in the A (Host) field.. THAT much I was able to gather from their interface.. :D

And back @ InMotion, the reason we're all coming to you here is.... well, it's just less awkward and you provide such amazing howto's.. I have very real cognitive issues and have had no problem following along with you.. It's appreciated beyond anything you can imagine.. The password is: #Usability ! :)
2014-07-04 1:34 pm
Hope this lets me reply to myself.. Just stumbled back on the old interface.. When you're inside your single domain information there, look for the URL breadcrumb a few lines down from the top. Says something like "All Domains > (domain name you're looking at).. Mine said "All Domains >". The "All Domains" part will be clickable and takes you back to the interface that gels with the how-to above.

Hope that helps someone at least a little.. :)
2013-07-27 4:29 pm
My nameserver changes onGoDaddy shared none of these screens, I only hope it worked! Any way to verify through you guys that things are up and running okay?
16,176 Points
2013-07-29 7:58 pm
Hello Defensible Video Solutions!

Sorry that there was discrepancy in the screens that you're seeing for the DNS changes. They most likely need to update the screenshots (provided we have a GoDaddy account somewhere). Yes, we do have a tool that you can use to view your DNS called the Visual DNS Routing tool. Just review the page's instructions, add your domain and you'll see if the name server changes have applied yet. When I reviewed it, they had not yet changed. Remember that DNS changes may take up to 24 hours.

Once the name server changes have applied, you will see that the name servers listed in the diagram of the tool will point to and

I hope that helps to provide you a good solution! Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

Arnel C.
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2014-05-10 1:26 pm

While there are minor changes there wasn't anything  that gave this newbie difficulty.

17,014 Points
2014-05-10 11:55 pm
Hello Mike S,

Thank you for letting us know. We will revisit and make any changes necessary. We are glad it was still able to help you!

KIndest Regards,
Scott M
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2014-05-26 8:11 pm

You need to test this yourself because what everyone says is true. Your instructions do not show anything close to the current go daddy interface.

8,065 Points
2014-05-27 8:43 am
At the time of writing, these steps are indeed correct, however, as we have no control over GoDaddy's website, the steps are subject to change from time to time. We will be revisiting these steps again and will note any changes. Thanks for letting us know.

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