Managed WordPress Help

Change my domain

You can change the domain name of your Managed WordPress account.

Before changing your domain name, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • If the domain you want to use is in use by another hosting account, you need to remove it from that account first. You might also need to remove any subdomains of your primary domain name before you can change it (Web & Classic / cPanel / Plesk / Managed WordPress).
  • If you have an SSL certificate applied to your hosting account, you will need to revoke it before you can change your primary hosted domain. For more information, see Revoke a certificate.
  • You can find details about what we do to your Managed WordPress account when you change the domain name in What happens when I change my domain?
  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product.
  1. Click the image that matches what you see in your account:
  2. (Not what you see?)
  1. For the Managed Wordpress site you want to change, click Settings.
  2. Click options (Server options) then click Change Domain.
  3. Click one of the following, depending on how you want to change your domain name:
    Action How to do it...
    Add/Remove "www" Next to your domain name, click Actions, and then select the option you want to use.
    Use a different domain Click Add Domain, Select or enter the domain you want to use, select Make this the primary..., and then click Add.
  1. For the Managed WordPress Website you want to change, click Settings.
  2. Click options (Server options) then click Change Domain.
  3. Click one of the following, depending on how you want to change your domain name:
    Action How to do it...
    Add/Remove "www" Next to your domain name, click the ellipse ( ... ), and then click Make Primary Domain (+ 'www').
    Use a different domain Click Add Domain, Select or enter the domain you want to use, select Make this the primary..., and then click Add.

Note: It can take up to 24-48 hours for any DNS changes to take effect.

Next steps

After changing the domain name, you might want to update the domain name's DNS settings. You can locate those in View my IP address.

More info

If you manually enter a domain that is not in your GoDaddy account, you will need to update the A record for that domain to point it to your Managed WordPress IP Address.


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