Changing domain from godaddy

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I want to change my domain I've been using. I purchased it on godaddy. The other one I bought is also on godaddy. I was wondering if I'd follow these same instructions for a yola domain that I found here in the help center in addition to the other help center steps specifically for godaddy?

To change or modify the domain name purchased from Yola, you will need to purchase new one by following these steps:

1. Click on the down-arrow next to thegreen "Publish my site" button.
2. Click on "Publishing Settings".
3. Click on "Unpublish my Site".
4. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to unpublish your site. Click on "OK" and your site will be unpublished.
5. Then click on "Publish my Site", choose the domain you would like to purchase and follow the steps until your site is published.
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Nazlie

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 Hi ncmama05

Would you like to transfer your existing domain to Yola?  If that is what you would like to do, then you will first need to transfer your domain to us before you will be able to use it to publish your site.  Please follow the instructions on this tutorial: Transferring your domain to Yola.  Once your domain has been transferred, you will be able to publish your site.

I hope this is helpful to you!  Let us know if you have more questions about domain transfers and publications here.  We'll be happy to help you out.

Nazlie
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No, I'm not trying to transfer my domain to yola. I'm trying to find out if I have the directions correct to remove the current domain and re-assign the other domain with godaddy.
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Hello ncmama05,

Thanks for clarifying! You can simply unpublish your site and then add your new domain. Here's how to unpublish:

1. Click on the down-arrow next to the green "Publish to the web" button.
2. Click on "Publishing settings".
3. Click on "Unpublish your Site".
4. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to unpublish your site. Click on "OK" and your site will be unpublished.

Then, you can add your new domain from GoDaddy. Please keep in mind that you do need to be a Silver user to take advantage of this option. You can then use these instructions for adding your GoDaddy domain: Configuring your GoDaddy domain.
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I don't understand. I need to be a silver member to do specifically what?
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jeremy, Employee

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Hello Ncmama05,

We have recently added the domain pointing option to our silver package.
However I see your site was published to an external domain previously.

Could you please email us on support@yola.com and we can assist you further.