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Change the domain on my Managed WordPress website

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

You can watch a short video of this task farther down the page.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product. (Need help opening your product?)
  2. Click the … to the right of the account you want to change the primary domain name
  3. Click Domains
  4. Click Change Primary Domain
  5. Choose a domain or add an external domain, and select Change

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

Show me how

Related 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 the domain you want to use is in use by another hosting account, including any subdomains, you need to remove it from that account first.(Web & Classic / cPanel / Plesk / Managed WordPress).

You can manually enter a domain that is not in your GoDaddy account by updating the A record for that domain to point it to your Managed WordPress IP Address.

If you have a SSL certificate applied to your hosting account, uninstall it before you change your primary hosted domain. For more information, see Revoke a certificate.

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