Transferring your website domain using "GoDaddy"


1. Head to the GoDaddy SignIn page and login with your GoDaddy Username or Customer # and GoDaddy Password.

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2. Click on your Name at the top right of the screen. Then click on Manage Domains in the menu that folds out. 

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3. Click on the ... button next to the domain name and select Manage DNS.

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4. Click on the blue Add button towards the bottom of the Records area. 

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5. In the Type drop box select A.

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6. Fill in the fields that pop up as follows and click Save:

Type: A
Host: *
Points to: 54.215.0.71
TTL: 1/2 Hour 

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7. We will need to create three additional A host records as per steps 4. to 6. with the below information:

  • Type: A
    Host: *
    Points to: 54.215.0.74
    TTL: 1/2 Hour 

  • Type: A
    Host: @
    Points to: 54.215.0.71
    TTL: 1/2 Hour 

  • Type: A
    Host: @
    Points to: 54.215.0.74
    TTL: 1/2 Hour 

8. You should now have a total of four A host Records. Any additional A Host records will need to be removed. If in doubt, you can always send us a screenshot of all your records to help@fotomerchant.com. Our customer support team is happy to review the setup and advise on necessary changes. 

9. Click on the blue Add button towards the bottom of the Records area. 

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10. Select CNAME.

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11. Fill in the fields as below and click Save:

  • Type: CNAME
    Host: www
    Points to: customerdomain.fotomerchant.com
    TTL: 1/2 Hour 

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12. In the next step we will setup your verification CNAME record. This record is individual for each domain name entered through the system and can be retrieved by following steps 1. to 7.  in this tutorial. We recommend to do this in a different browser tab and keep the tab open while we work through the next steps.

In case you have trouble retrieving your verification code you can always send us an email to help@fotomerchant.com and our customer support team will happily guide you in the right direction. 

13. Once you have retrieved your own individual verification record, we will need to create a new CNAME record, to do so click on the blue Add button towards the bottom of the Records area. 

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14. Select CNAME.

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15. Fill in the fields as per the instructions below:

  • Type: CNAME
    Host: copy / paste in your own individual verification code
    Points to: domainverify.fotomerchant.com
    TTL: 1/2 Hour 

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16. Now that all records have been created, we just need to verify the domain name. In step 12 of this tutorial we have left an additional browser tab open when we were retrieving the verification record. Let's head back to that tab and use the green Verify domain button on this page.  

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Note that changes to your DNS Zone can take some time to publish and propagate through the network. In case the domain name doesn't verify immediately, please wait a few minutes and retry the button. If you still have trouble after a while, please send us an email to help@fotomerchant.com and we will happily look into this for you.

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