Before we start: If you don’t yet have a domain for your Bookmark website and you were thinking about registering one from GoDaddy and then redirecting it to Bookmark, hold on a second! Did you know you can register a new domain directly through Bookmark, and save yourself some hassle? Check out Registering a domain through Bookmark for details.
If you have a domain from GoDaddy and wish to use it for your Bookmark.com website, you can point your domain to Bookmark.com by following these steps:
Step 1: Log in to your GoDaddy account
Open a new browser tab (so you can follow along with this guide), and login to your GoDaddy account.
Step 2: Access your Account > Select Manage Domains
Click My Account (or your account number) in the top right corner. The Quick Links window will appear. Click on Manage my Domains.
You will then be redirected to the “My Domains” Page. Find the domain you would like to connect to your Bookmark website and click on the domain name.
Step 3: Scroll to the Bottom of the Page and Click on Manage DNS.
After clicking on your domain name, you will be redirected to the “Domain Settings” page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find “Additional Settings” and then click on “Manage DNS”.
Step 4: Editing Your Domain’s CNAME Records:
You will be redirected to the “DNS Management” Page where you will edit your domain records in order to redirect your Domain to Bookmark.
As shown below, you will have to edit two CNAME records. Click on the “Pen Icon” to edit the CNAME. Keep the Host name unchanged and simply edit the “Points to*” box to “ns.bookmark.com”
Do the same step for the other CNAME to make sure that both CNAMEs are now pointing to ns.bookmark.com.
Step 5: Edit your Domain’s A records.
Next, you will need to edit the A record. This is usually above the CNAME Records. Simply click on the “Pen Icon” to edit the A Record. Keep the Host Name unchanged and simply edit the “Points to” to “ 22.214.171.124 ”.
After that, click Save to confirm the changes. Refresh the page to make sure both the A Records and CNAME records are updated.
Congratulations, your domain is now redirected successfully!
Step 6 (Optional): Connect The Domain to Your Bookmark Website
If you haven’t done so already, it is now time to connect your GoDaddy domain to your Bookmark website. This is done simply by going to your website editor, then click on SETTINGS ---> DOMAIN ---> click on CHANGE under “CURRENT DOMAIN” and then Connect a Domain You Already Own.
Step 7 (Optional): Publish your Website.
Finally, to update the changes, simply Publish your website.
That’s it! Congratulations, your website is now live and successfully redirected from Godaddy. It might take GoDaddy up to 48 hours to make the changes, so please be patient.
And thanks for choosing Bookmark to build your beautiful website!
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