Pointing domains that are registered with GoDaddy

If you have not already registered a domain, the following video tutorial provides instructions for registering a domain with GoDaddy.

Before proceeding with the points below, please make sure you have already filed your registered domain in the Site Properties of your website.


Login to your Godaddy account and go to the Domain Management section of your account. Click on the domain name you are updating. This will take you to the Domain Details page.



The Domain Details page allows us to access and Launch the DNS Manager.




The A (host) record connects your domain name to your IP address. A records let users enter your domain name in a Web browser to access your website. They are the most common type of zone record.


Edit your A Record



  1. Go to the Zone File Editor for the domain name you want to update.
  2. In the A (Host) section, click the A record you want to edit.
  3. Edit any of the following fields:
    • Host Enter the host name the A record links to. Type @ to map the record directly to your domain name, including the www.
    • Points to Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record:  72.20.110.40
    • TTL Select how long the server should cache the information (1 Hour).
  4. Click Save Zone File, and then click OK.





*The following information is from the Godaddy Help Center.

In the DNS Manager, you can use the Zone File Editor to add, edit, and delete zone file records for your domain names registered with Godaddy, registered elsewhere and hosted with Godaddy, or registered elsewhere and using the Godaddy DNS (Off-site DNS).


NOTE: You can only use Zone File Editor to manage the DNS for domain names that use Godaddy's nameservers. In other words, if your domain name is registered here, it must be parked, forwarded, or hosted with us. If it is registered elsewhere, it must be hosted with us or using our Off-site DNS. If your domain name is using third-party nameservers, you must contact that third party to update your DNS