Going Live with GoDaddy

Before taking your site live, you will want to make sure that you add your domain name within the Greenhouse. You can do this by:
Step 1 - Clicking Back To Dashboard.
Step 2 - Click the More Button (located under Edit Site)
Step 3 -  Click Domain Management
Step 4 - Click Add A Domain and then enter your domain www.yourdomain.com
Step 5 - Click Add Domain to save your domain name to your account.
Step 6 - Click Add A Domain again, and enter your domain name without the www. So in this case you would add yourdomain.com. (This will help allow your site to pull up whether or not your users type www.yourdomain.com or yourdomain.com)
Step 7 - Click Add Domain to save your changes.

Once this has been completed, you can continue with pointing your domain.

Step 1 -  Go to godaddy.com, click Sign In | Register in the top right corner and enter your Username and Password

Step 2 - Click the green Manage button to the right of Domains

Step 3 - You'll see your domains listed in blue text. Click on the domain you wish to point to your Clover Site

(If you don't see your domain names listed with blue text, you may need to click the 3 lines in the top right corner to complete this step.)

Step 4 - Click on the DNS Zone File tab in the middle of the page

If it says "Not Hosted Here", follow the steps under Changing Your Nameservers.            

Step 5 - Click the paper and pencil located to the right of the @

Step 6 - Paste this Clover IP Address ( in the Points To field, then click Finish

Step 7 - Click Add Record and add an additional A (Host) Record Type. Enter www in the Host area and this IP Address in the area marked Points To. Click Finish when done. (Note: If you get a message that says the www already exists, you can skip this step and move on to the next step.)


Step 8 - Click Add Record and add an additional A (Host) Record Type. Enter the @ symbol in the Host area and this IP Address in the area marked Points To. Click Finish when done

Step 9 - Click Save Changes in the red bar near the top 

Keep in mind: 

  • Although in most cases you should be able launch your website within an hour of changing the DNS settings, this process can take up to 24 hours. Test to see if you can launch your website after you follow these steps but remember it may not work right away. For more information on this process, check out our Trouble Launching Your Site article.

Changing Your Nameservers

If it says "Not Hosted Here" next to "Total DNS", then you'll need to change your Nameservers back to their defaults. However, this will also change all the other settings for your domain, which means that your email (MX records) could go down.

Step 1 - On the domain details page in the lower left, find the box titled Nameservers and click Manage

Step 2 - Choose Standard: GoDaddy, hosting, forwarding, and parked domains. You can then click Save

Step 3 - Your DNS records will show up within 3-4 minutes. After this time, you should refresh the page and you will see your DNS records show up under DNS Zone File.

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