I am redoing a website for a friend of mine. The domain was purchased on GoDaddy. The hosting was purchased elsewhere. After having problems with the hosting company and making some updates I decided to switch the hosting to Network Solutions.

I have purchased the hosting from NS and just want to set the new NS nameservers on GoDaddy for the domain. I tried entering in the FTP server name from NS but it said it was not registered. Any help would be appreciated here.

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You have to get the DNS servers from Network Solutions and set them in the GoDaddy control panel (under Domains, click on the domain in question, then click set nameservers).GoDaddy Domain Manager

It should be something like:


(In my screenshot, I have ns1.dreamhost.com ns2. ns3.)

You can put more that 3 nameservers in the GoDaddy control panel, but you should enter at least two.

UPDATE: Upload all your files to your new host. Once DNS propagates, your site will be served from the new web host (Network Solutions).

  • Kevin, Once I change those nameservers what is next? Obviously just changing those nameservers alone will not switch the hosting of the domain on GoDaddy over to my network solutions hosting, cause it doesn't know where to point to.
    – user7599
    May 17, 2011 at 18:00
  • Did that solve your question? May 19, 2011 at 11:01
  • Just for the record, I was working with the same issue: GoDaddy had my domain name, but NearlyFreeSpeech had my hosting. As Kevin described, changing the nameservers on GoDaddy was straightforward. Once I changed the nameservers, accessing my domain went to my hosting provider. The change propagated relatively quickly also (within a few minutes).
    – rickumali
    May 20, 2011 at 19:18
  • Dan, please click the check mark next to my answer, if it solved your issue. Thanks. May 21, 2011 at 12:22

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