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I have a domain from Godaddy and web hosting at Bluehost. I want to make this work as some people say no need to transfer the domain from Godaddy to Bluehost. I was trying to find out how to get this work out by adding name servers for Bluehost ns1.bluehost.com ns2.bluehost.com at Godaddy. This works fine, but not sure if 100% OK yet. The reason why I say that is when I type in my address name on any browser this way: mydomain.com it doesn't work. Instead I get an error message stating that this server is not found or couldn't connect to it...

However, when I write the domain name and include the www. prefix it works fine...

The other problem is when I search in google or yahoo, the domain shows like this: mydomain.com , which is not really good because my clients think my site is down because of the error message, and most new people don't know if they have to add www. to the domain to work.

I just want to make at least the domain works like this: mydomain.com

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Does the output of host mydomain.com resolve to the correct IP address? –  EEAA Apr 14 '12 at 20:57
    
I had to flush the DNS as well as what devnull said to make work. Now it is all fine. Thanks for all for the great assistance. –  Digital site Apr 18 '12 at 14:52
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On godaddy Domain manager select DNS manager there you should should have under "A" Host Points to @

in points to you need to put the IP address (NOT ns1.bluehost.com )which for ns1.bluehost.com would be 74.220.195.31

so the result would be something like

Host Points to @ ...... IP address (e.g. 74.220.195.31)

NOTE that you would need to put the IP of your website / blue host account in case that their ns1. or ns2. address doesn't work but it should

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Thanks. it worked as you instructed... 100% –  Digital site Apr 18 '12 at 14:49
    
glad it worked :) –  devnull Apr 18 '12 at 21:18
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You need to add an A record for mydomain.com pointing to the IP address of your Bluehost account.

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Thanks ErikA, can you explain a little more... I mean do I have to add A record at Godaddy? –  Digital site Apr 14 '12 at 19:11
    
If I type in on the address bar my dedicated IP address it works, but not when I type in mydomain.com –  Digital site Apr 14 '12 at 19:22
    
You need to add the A record wherever your DNS is hosted, which is Bluehost. –  EEAA Apr 14 '12 at 19:33
    
Thanks. I already did that, but still not working... –  Digital site Apr 14 '12 at 19:35
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