GoDaddy Domain Setup

This tutorial will guide you on how to properly setup your domain on GoDaddy.

Note: You may find support asking for an IP Address to attach the domain name. We use CNames to attach domain names because using IP Addresses means a systems servers must remain the same and ours do not and flux with incoming traffic and other updates. To ensure domain names always work, please use a cname to attach the domain to your site. 🙂

1. Login to your GoDaddy Account


2. Click on My Products

3. Click on DNS

4. Add the new CNAME

Enter the above info exactly. Do not enter anything else, including your personal site URL, or it will not work.

Getting the error “We can’t display your DNS information because your nameservers aren’t managed by us”?

Change your nameservers back to Default.

Getting “An unexpected error occurred. If this issue continues, contact support.“? Check to see if you have a CNAME already setup for www

If there is, you can simply edit it so it can go to instead.

5. Add the Non-www redirect



This must be the domain you are setting up inside of Godaddy (with www. in front of it), not your * admin URL.

6. Now, Let’s Attach That To Your Carrot Site

Step 1: Point Your Domain to Your Carrot Website

Sign into your Carrot Account page and click the green box to “add a custom domain.”


Scroll down and enter your domain name on Step 2, then hit Save Custom Domain to save changes.


That’s it! Give it a few for the changes to update, then return to here to add your domain to your Carrot site’s dashboard.

If you have any trouble at all, hit up support via email or live chat for guidance. We will also gladly do it for ya if you provide Support with your Godaddy login info.