Pointing your domain to your Web Hosting

by Reverend ~ January 16th, 2010. Filed under: Tutorial.

In order to get your domain working with your web hosting space, you need to point the domain to the web hosting, and what follows is a quick tutorial for doing this if you purchased your domain with Godaddy and are hosting with Cast Iron Coding. Note: this process should be similar, if not identical, even if you are not using Godaddy.com for your domain and/or Cast Iron Coding for hosting.

To point your domain at Godaddy to Cast Iron Coding you will need to login to your Godaddy account and then click on the Domain Manager link on the front page.

Image of Godaddy Frontpage Domain Manager link

Click on the domain to edit the settings.
List of Domains

Look for the tab called “Nameservers” and click on it.
Click on nameservers

You will then be taken to the following screen:

Edit nameservers

Be sure the radio button “I am hosting my domain on another server” (or it might say ” is checked, and set Namerservers 1 and 2 as follows:

Nameserver 1: ns1.castironcoding.com
Nameserver 2: ns2.castironcoding.com

After that, click OK, and your domain will now point to the web hosting space you have at Cast iron Coding. Keep in mind it can take as long as 25 to 48 hours for the domain name to propagate on the new server, but it is usually much quicker.

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