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How Do I Point My Existing Domain to HostGator?


If you have an existing domain name, you will also need to point the domain to your new HostGator web hosting account.  You can either change your name servers at your existing registrar or transfer the domain to HostGator.

If you are not sure which to choose, you may want to read:

Change Name Servers for your Domain Name

If you want to keep your domain registered with its current registrar, then you would change the name servers to point to HostGator. In this video, we'll cover how to point domain registered with GoDaddy to your HostGator hosting package. 


If you have a domain registered with another registrar or need more information on making changes to your DNS records, the following article may help.

If you want to point your domain to Hostgator and using DNS elsewhere, the following article may help.


You can also transfer your domain registration to HostGator so you can manage your website and domain name with one company.  The following articles will assist you with that.