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Point domain to Godaddy Name Servers with A record


Hi everyone

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?

Hope the question is clear.

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Does Godaddy offer static or dynamic IP?

If your IP is static, then you can just edit your A-record.

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Does Godaddy offer static or dynamic IP?

If your IP is static, then you can just edit your A-record.
Thanks for the reply

I think the IP is static, because my account in GoDaddy shows the same IP for my server always. However is there any (other) way of knowing?

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The answer is yes, regardless of the IP. No host worth a dime would use dynamic IPs anyway

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Yep it worked. I just changed my A record at my domain registrar to point to my Host IP. Simple as that. I don't know why they make all that fuss about changing nameservers.

Anyways thanks guys.

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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.

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yep i understood that.

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.

Thanks for the tip btw.

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