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I've got a shared hosting account on GoDaddy, however my domain name is registered at a seperate company. Assuming I already know how to point my domain name to whatever I want, how do I set up GoDaddy to accept the whatever domain name I want, and how do I find the proper address for my GoDaddy hosting so that I can point my domain name to?

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When you sign up for Godaddy shared hosting they usually send you and email afterwards with the server's IP. Once you have the IP address go to the site that is hosting your domain name and change the Host (A)Record within the DNS setting to reflect the new IP address. It will take an hour or an hour and a half based upon what the TTL is set to.

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This would work if I didn't have shared hosting. Shared hosting doesn't give you a static IP address to use. –  Ryan Hayes Oct 25 '10 at 17:48
    
@Ryan - I have Linux shared hosting with Godaddy and all I had to do was update my Host (A) record with the IP and everything works fine. –  Jeremy Oct 25 '10 at 18:15

This article will tell you what nameservers to use.

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+1 Thanks for this! –  Ryan Hayes Oct 25 '10 at 18:39
    
Do you have to change the nameservers and the DNS (A)Record? –  GavinR Jun 9 '11 at 16:09

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