Point My Domain

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I already own a domain name through GoDaddy and it is hosted through Hostgator. Do I still use GoDaddy to point my domain to SynthatSite or do I go through Hostgator? thank you, Phyllis
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Hi Phyllis,

You would need to use Godaddy to point your site to Synthasite.

Here's how to set up your A Record to point to SynthaSite:
1. Go to the GoDaddy website
2. Under 'Domains' on the menu choose 'My Domains'. This will take you to your GoDaddy domain manager.
# NOTE: at this stage you may be required to login
3. From the 'Domain Manager' interface, click on the domain you want to edit
4. Now click: Click on 'Total DNS Control and MX Records'
5.Now you need to edit your A record. Click on the icon in the section: A("host")
6. In the box where it says "Points To Ip Address:" put the SynthaSite IP: and click OK
Your domain should now point to SynthaSite. You can test if this has worked by typing your domain into your browser. If all has worked correctly you should end up at the SynthaSite homepage. Don't be too worried if this is not the case, bear in mind that DNS changes, like you have just made, can take up to 48 hours to propagate through the internet.

If after 48 hours your domain is still not working as you would like, see the section on domain diagnosis and troubleshooting.

Please click here for a really useful tutorial outlining the steps to getting your domain: How to use your domain name with SynthaSite