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  • Sign Up with goDaddy  
  • Go to (
  • Click "Log in" (navigation bar  on the top side of the screen).
  • Under "New Customer" click "Create Account".
  • Follow promts to sign up (do not forget to click the activation link in the email sent to you by goDaddy) 



  • Register your domain
  • Log in to GoDaddy (
  • Enter you domain name into the text-filed of "Search Domain".
  • Click "Search Domain"
  • If your domain is available, then follow prompts and buy it (otherwise try another domain).



  • Point your domain to DNS on DigitaOcean
  • When your payment is complete, click on "Manage domain"
  • If required verify your e-mail by clicking on activation link emailed to you by goDaddy




  • If you missed this step for some reasons, you can still get to your domain by clicking on your username (or the login prompt) and then "Manage my domains".




  • A list of all your registered domains will show up. Note, you may have to click on the icon with horizontal lines on the top right corner to have the table view rather than the card-view of your domains.




  • Under "Domain Name" click on a new domain name.This will launch a page as shown below
  • Select tab "Settings". On the line "Nameservers" click the link "Manage".



  • Select radio button "Custom", click on "Add Nameserver" and copy-paste


  • Click "Save" and repeat the previous step to add one more nameserver:           



  • Click Ok


  • Your page must look like this one. Note, you may have to refresh the page for these updates to show up.



  • Processing the previous step can take from a few minutes to up to 24 hours to complete (and it often takes only 5-10 minutes). You can still proceed with the next step 2.1 "How to create a server on Digital Ocean" but may have to wait for some time to complete the step 2.2 "How to configure DNS on Digital Ocean".
  • Log out of goDaddy
  • Close this page and go to "Quick Start" 2.1 "How to create a server on Digital Ocean".