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Changing Your Hosting Account's Domain Name

Changing the primary domain name on a hosting account lets you change the domain name associated with account's Web root directory.

There are a few things to keep in mind:

To Change Your Primary Hosted Domain

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Web Hosting.

Click one of the following, based on the type of hosting you have. You can tell this by the second word in your hosting's description beneath your hosting account's domain name, e.g. Deluxe Web correlates to Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel).

Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. From the More menu, select Hosted Domains.
  3. Select your primary hosted domain, and then click Change Primary.
  4. Enter the new primary domain for your account, and then click OK.

Linux (cPanel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. In the Preferences section, click Change Main Domain.
  3. Enter a new Primary domain.
  4. Click Change Domain.

Windows (Plesk)

  1. Go to gateway.godaddy.com, and log in if prompted.
  2. Under the account whose domain you want to change, click Settings.
  3. Select or enter the domain you want to use, and then click Change Domain.

Managed WordPress

  1. Go to gateway.godaddy.com, and log in if prompted.
  2. Under the account whose domain you want to change, click Settings.
  3. Select or enter the domain you want to use, and then click Change Domain.

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