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Set up custom domain using GoDaddy

Set up custom domain using GoDaddy

 
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The process to set up a custom domain from GoDaddy is short and simple.
 
Step 1:
Create your site on Popsy and click the Publish button on top.
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Step 2:
Enter the domain or subdomain that you bought on GoDaddy and click Next.
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Step 3:
Choose GoDaddy from the list of domain providers and click Next.
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Step 4:
You will see a list of 2 records on the right.* These are so-called DNS records that you will add to your domain on GoDaddy in the next steps.
 
* If you are using a subdomain (like: subdomain.mydomain.com) then you will only see 1 record.
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Step 5:
Open a new tab in your browser and go to godaddy.com. Log in to your account and open My Products page from the dropdown in the top right corner.
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Step 6:
Scroll down to where you see a list of all the domains you own.
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Step 7:
Click the DNS button next to the domain you want to use.
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Step 8:
A list of all DNS records for this domain will show. First you should delete any preexisting records with the name of @ or www. These are the records we will be replacing. If your list doesn't include any @ or www records you can skip this step.
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Click the edit icon on the right side of the @ record. Then click the trash icon on the right and confirm deletion. Do the same for the record with the name of www.
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Step 9:
You are now ready to add Popsy DNS records. Click Add on the right side.
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Step 10:
Go to back to Popsy and copy the value under the 1st record.
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Step 11:
Go to GoDaddy and choose the option A under Type and type in @ under Host. Paste the value you copied from Popsy under Points to. Click Save. The first record is now set up.
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Step 12:
You have to do the same for the 2nd record.*
 
On GoDaddy click Add again. Choose option A under Type, and type in www under Host. Copy the value under 2nd record on Popsy and paste it under Points to.
 
* If you are using a subdomain (like: subdomain.mydomain.com) then you only need to set 1 record.
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Step 13:
Click Save on GoDaddy, go back to Popsy and click Publish. You are done! 🙏
 
The publishing process usually takes a few minutes, but in some cases it can take up to 24 hours. This tool can be used to check if the records are set up correctly: https://www.whatsmydns.net/. If you encounter any issues contact us at hello@popsy.co.