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?
18,399 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.
n/a Points
2014-05-10 1:26 pm

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

20,848 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.

9,942 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.
n/a Points
2014-08-25 2:45 pm
Works for me. Thank you!
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2014-09-08 8:35 pm

I'm switching from godaddy to inmotion due to some issues they weren't able to resolve. And I just bought a hosting plan here but I can't log in to my cPanel. Each time I try it keeps telling me "The webpage is not available." Please I need get my site which is based on wordpress platform running ASAP. I need guidance to understand how things are done here.

18,399 Points
2014-09-08 8:48 pm
Hello Somex De Archvist,

Sorry for the problems getting into cPanel. I checked your domain and it appears that it was changed today. I checked the name servers and they show as being changed. I also loaded the cPanel using your domain name and it loaded okay for me. The problem may be related to whatever is saved in your browser. You would need to clear your browser cache and then it should appear properly. If you continue to have issues, it's very possible that your location is still under the effects of DNS propagation delay. It typically takes up to 24 hours before the address is updated with your network servers. If you need an alternate way of getting to the cPanel, see using your temporary URL. When you look at the list of temporary URLs, you will see one for the cPanel. Use that to get into the cPanel without using your domain name.

I hope that helps to explain the issue! If you continue to have problems and want immediate assistance, then please contact our live technical support team via phone/chat/email (contact info at the bottom of the page).

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-09-09 5:50 am


Please, i registered my domain name with Godaddy, and i pointed it to another custom server.

Now, i want to connect back to my Godaddy registered Domain name.

Please can you help me and  put me through how to connect my DNS and point back my formal website.

ping to hear from you soon.


Thank you.

20,848 Points
2014-09-09 8:30 am
Hello Rudolf,

You will simply need to log into your GoDaddy account manager and follow the instructions above. This will allow you to point your domain to any name server you like.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-09-24 10:15 am
very good browse experience
n/a Points
2014-09-25 1:41 pm

If using custom nameservers apperantly you have to set the Host Names with godaddy before changing to your custom nane servers. Took me a while to figure out that additional step.

10,994 Points
2014-09-25 1:47 pm
Hello Ronny,

Thank you for your comment. Yes, custom nameservers must be setup or activated by the registrar.

Some registrars call this a Host, or Glue record.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2014-10-05 6:05 pm
Easy to follow the instruction. Pretty accurate.
n/a Points
2014-10-27 11:51 am

Another newbie here that haven't had any problems on changing the nameservers :)so far had a very good experience with you guys!

hope to have my website up and running in the next decade :p 

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