Point domain to Godaddy Name Servers with A record
I have a question. Please bear with me if it's a very newbie-sh.
When I point a domain registered with another company to Godaddy hosting, is it mandatory to change the nameservers at my Domain registrar and replace them with Godaddy's nameservers?
I mean my Domain registrar gives me an option to change the A record for the domain. Can I not simply enter the IP address of my host into the A record of my domain and leave my existing nameservers as is?
Then you are using your registrar's name servers, which is ok. Be aware that dns changes made at your host (e.g., via control panel) will have no affect -- those changes will have to be done at your registrar's dns manager. Make sure you've got your MX records and www cname, etc configured there.
The thing is, my silly domain registrar required me to enter the IP as well as the domain name of nameservers. GoDaddy gave me the nameservers and I looked up the IPs of those nameservers. I waited a couple of days but it didn't work. So I thought what the heck, let me just point the A record to my host and keep using the domain registrar's nameservers.