FAQ for Managing Domain Names
Go Daddy Diagnostics is like giving your domain a free doctor’s check up. Just like your doctor, Go Daddy Diagnostics makes recommendations for improvements. We base our recommendations on what we’ve learned from being in the business for over a decade.
The recommendations are easy to implement and can help [...]
You can forward or mask a domain name to redirect it to another website. You can use either a 301 or 302 redirect.
When you redirect your domain name using a 301 redirect, it sends visitors to the specified site with a "301 Moved Permanently" HTTP response. The HTTP 301 [...]
Nameservers are the Internet’s equivalent to phone books. A nameserver maintains a directory of domain names that match certain IP addresses (computers). The information from all the nameservers across the Internet is gathered in a central registry.
Nameservers make it possible for visitors to access your website using a familiar domain [...]
In many cases, yes. It depends upon your domain name’s extension and its registry rules.
If the registry for your domain name extension allows it, we hold your expired domain name for a few days waiting for you to renew it. For many domain name extensions (such as .com, .net, and [...]
Yes. If you transfer the domain name to your account with us, you can renew it through us without paying the other registrar’s renewal fees.
Remember that regulations for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) prohibit transferring a domain name that was registered or transferred within the [...]
No, you must register your domain name through us to use our system to register nameservers for it. For domain names registered elsewhere, you must register nameservers through your current registrar.
For more information, contact your current registrar.
If you registered nameservers through our system, you can assign them to domain [...]