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[[GUIDE]] Setting Up Your Domain With GoDaddy
« on: September 28, 2010, 08:36:56 am »
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Purchasing Your Domain


Go to http://godaddy.com

When you get there, you will see this screen (or something close to it, depending on how often they change their style): http://i53.tinypic.com/xlcf4p.jpg

Enter a domain name you would like to purchase into the search box and click "Search"

When you do so, you will be directed to this page: http://i53.tinypic.com/16ady8k.jpg

It will tell you whether the domain is available or not. Check the domain you'd like and then click either of the "Continue to Registration >" buttons.

It will then take you to this page: http://i51.tinypic.com/2cp59mt.jpg

If you do not already have an account with GoDaddy, you will need to register. If an account is already set up, you can just login.

The other things on that page are pretty self explanatory and are their way of getting you to view all of the options that they can sell you with the domain.

The rest I can't show you unless I actually purchase the example domain. It will ask for your credit card information and other stuff for your account. Register all of that and then purchase the domain. If you get confused with anything, you can PM me screenshots or post them here (making sure no personal information is visible) and I or someone here will do our best to help you through it.



Setting Up Nameservers


Login to Godaddy
Click Domain Manager on the menu on the left under "My Products".
You'll see your domain name on the next page  -  Click on it.

STEP 1:

Scroll down to the bottom left of the page to Host Summary.
Click the (add) link.
(see image below)
For Hostname put:  NS1
Directly under that put the IP Number
(you'll find the IP Number in Admin > Domain Manager)
Click OK

Click (add) again
This time put NS2 for the hostname
Click OK




STEP 2:

Click on the Nameservers button on the toolbar then select Set Nameservers
(see image below)
Put a checkmark in I have specific nameservers for my domains.
If it is not already there enter ns1.your domain name and ns2.your domain name
Click OK



That's it at Godaddy!

FINAL STEP:

Wait at least 24 hours and then go back to the Domain Manager on your forum.
In the text box near the bottom, put your domain in and click "Park Domain"

This will appear below it:

yourdomainname.com VERIFY URL click on verify link if you see 1 you can update the url. Update Forum Url

DO NOT CLICK UPDATE FORUM URL YET.

Wait AT LEAST 24 hours. Then, every few hours, click "Verify URL". It will take you to a GoDaddy page most of the time. When it takes you to a blank page with a 1 in the top left corner, you can THEN click "Update Forum URL"

Congratulations. You now have your own domain. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. Please post them :)


« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 03:55:49 pm by simply sibyl »
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Re: Setting Up Your Domain With GoDaddy
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 10:04:20 am »
hey Seldom.. thanks for taking care of this
*updated Guides Index with this url
« Last Edit: September 28, 2010, 10:09:18 am by simply sibyl »

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Re: [[GUIDE]] Setting Up Your Domain With GoDaddy
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 09:58:07 am »
Err....?

When I check "set nameservers":


I want to park my domains.
I want to forward my domains.
I have a hosting account with these domains.
I have specific nameservers for my domains.

Which one?

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Re: [[GUIDE]] Setting Up Your Domain With GoDaddy
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 10:00:53 am »
I have specific nameservers for my domains.

(make sure to check the screenshots in the guide)  ;)

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Re: [[GUIDE]] Setting Up Your Domain With GoDaddy
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 10:02:51 am »
Says "Nameserver not registered.".
« Last Edit: September 29, 2010, 10:04:59 am by Dustin »

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Re: [[GUIDE]] Setting Up Your Domain With GoDaddy
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 10:08:25 am »
ARGH!!!


http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5122/82573645.png

What do I do if I press "OK" and this comes up?


*mod edit -  issue resolved
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 04:01:42 pm by simply sibyl »

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Re: [[GUIDE]] Setting Up Your Domain With GoDaddy
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 12:19:43 pm »
Try skipping ahead and scrolling down to "Host Summary" and try adding them there. See if you get the same error.
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Re: [[GUIDE]] Setting Up Your Domain With GoDaddy
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 01:25:31 am »
Because of just a few little changes on the GoDaddy pages I've redone my Guide Page:
http://tentdwellers.org/godaddyhelp/index.php
Also did some edits to the original Godaddy Nameserver Guide
http://www.smfsupport.com/support/general-support/nameservers/msg77112/#msg77112
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 04:00:53 pm by simply sibyl »

 

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