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How to connect your domain from GoDaddy to Showit
How to connect your domain from GoDaddy to Showit
Do you use GoDaddy to host your domain? Check out this step-by-step guide on setting your DNS to display your site at your domain!
Jeff Willems avatar
Written by Jeff Willems
Updated over a week ago

These are the steps on how to manually connect your domain through GoDaddy.

⚠️ If you are wanting to migrate a blog you can not switch your DNS records until our Showit blog team has finished migrating your blog. If you do switch your DNS records before your blog is migrated, our blog team will be unable to migrate your blog. Once the migration is complete, our team will message you and give you the necessary DNS records.

If you need to add or migrate a blog you can do so here:

💡 If you've already applied the DNS records and just need to have the SSL (secured url) applied, you can message our support team and ask for that to be setup.

To get started you'll want to login to your GoDaddy account where you purchased the domain. After you have logged in, select your name in the upper right and then select
"My Products."

This will bring you to the products page where you'll see a list of all your domains. Select the domain you'd like to edit the DNS records for.

Next, scroll down the Domain Settings Page to the bottom and choose manage DNS.

Then, you'll see a list of all the DNS records for your domain. Set the DNS records to the unique records found in your account.

To find your specific DNS records follow these steps:
1). Click your name in the lower left corner of Showit
2). Choose Manage Account
3). Click Your DNS Records below your domain

(If you do not see a domain in your account screen, go into the Showit app and ensure you have clicked “connect my domain” in the upper left of Showit to first submit your domain)

4). Apply the DNS records - you can work with your domain host customer support to do so by giving them the records or reference the video above for instructions on setting up these records

Once finished you should see your three records in the list similar to what is shown below.

***Important***  Make sure there are no other A Records named @  or CNAME Records named www.  If there are, delete those records so the new DNS records will apply. 

🔒 If you encounter any A Record @ that is locked you'll need to contact Godaddy and have them unlock/delete that record.

Once you have set up these 3 DNS records, the changes that were made may not update immediately. While we often have seen changes happen in a matter of minutes or hours, it can take up to 48 hours to propagate throughout the internet worldwide. So if you aren't seeing it live right away, give it another few hours, and refresh the page.

If you need your URL secured (SSL applied) please contact our support team in the Showit app (bottom right corner) and ask for an SSL certificate to be applied. 

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