Godaddy Domain, Dreamhost Hosting


I’ve got a number of domains hosted through Dreamhost, and have one hosted via GoDaddy.

I want to be able to use my GoDaddy domain for a site I want to host on my Dreamhost account, but don’t want to transfer the domain just yet as I still have some time on it until the registration is expiring (about 2 years, no point wasting money).

Currently the domain points to a blog I have hosted through Blogger.

How would I go about doing this? Any help would be really appreciated.


In the control panel for the domain in question, near the bottom-left, there’s an option for “nameservers”, your current ones are probably “”, with ## being a number.

Go in there and change your nameservers to:

It might take a few hours for the changes to fully take effect.


Once I do that, how do I make it so the domain will point to a location on my account? In my Dreamhost panel, I think I have found the right place to do it but I’m not sure.

Is it in Domains > Manage Domains > Add New Domain / Sub-Domain that I need to do it at? Like this:


I recently did this with 1and1… they were giving away free domain names in a promotion. Just point the nameservers to Dreamhost, and eventually it just shows up in the ‘manage domains’ part of panel. From there you just add hosting as usual…


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