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Transfer hosting and domain from GoDaddy?

Posted January 30, 2015 8.4k views

Is there a simple way to do this? Should I just export my WP site and cancel my hosting on GoDaddy? What should I do with my domain name?

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I currently use GoDaddy to register my domain names, but Digital Ocean handles my servers and DNS.

From your DigitalOcean control panel, you can add the domain names that you want and set-up any DNS records that you need. You’ll need to set-up one for the wordpress site to point to your digital ocean server. If you have any email address set-up with your account, you will need to be sure to set-up that DNS information as well.

Then I went into GoDaddy’s Domain Manager and got rid of all the default records, and then added the following name servers:

ns1.digitalocean.com
ns2.digitalocean.com
ns3.digitalocean.com

Wait 10-120 minutes and the domain name should be switched over. (it says it can take several days, but I have never seen it take that long.)

Hey,
If i update these three name servers in my DNS will my email which was used from godaddy shared hosting gets resumed?

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