How to point domain from domain.com to bluehost

Have you purchased a domain from Domain.com and do you want to point the domain to Bluehost? If this is the case, follow the steps below to point the domain to Blueshot.

Change the nameservers to your domain

Your first step is to add Bluehost nameservers to your domain. So you can verify the domain ownership to Bluehost.

In order to change the nameservers, log in to your Domain.com account. And find the domain that you want to point to Bluehost.

Step 1:

Click the domain to go to its summary (settings) page. Alternatively, you can also click the gear icon on the right side. These two are the same.

Click the domain to go to its summery page and settings

Step 2:

On the next page (summary), click the “DNS & Nameservers.” You’ll find this option in the left sidebar. See the screenshot below:

DNS and Nameservers option on Domain.com

Step 3:

After you click the “DNS & Nameservers”, it will take you to another page where you can edit the nameservers.

You will find two different nameservers. Click the three dots on the right side of each nameserver and click on “Edit.” See the screenshot below as a reference.

Nameserver editing option on Domain.com

And change the nameserver to “ns1.bluehost.com” and hit the button “Update Nameserver” (see screenshot below).

Update your nameserver

And you have to do the same for the 2nd nameserver and it will be “ns2.bluehost.com”

Point the domain to your Bluehost account

You’re all set for Domain.com. Now login to your Bluehost account. And navigate to “Domains → Assign.”

Assign domain on Bluehost

On the next screen, choose the second option called “Use a domain that is not already associated with your account” and type your domain name on the field (as you see on the screenshot below).

Assign a new domain on Bluehost

If the nameservers propagated, you will be the verified owner. The maximum time for propagation is 48 hours but it normally takes 30 minutes. The propagation means the required time to make your nameservers available on the internet.

That means new changes to your nameservers do not reflect immediately.

Anyways, once you verify the domain ownership, Bluehost will show the confirmation in “Step 2” (just like the below screenshot).

Domain ownership verified on Bluehost
The nameservers have been propagated & domain ownership has been verified

In the next step (Step 3: Choose Addon vs. Parked), choose “Addon Domain” and leave other fields as they are.

Choose addon vs parked domain on Bluehost

And finally, click the button “Assign this Domain.”

Assign domain as addon on Bluehost

That’s it! This is how you can point the domain from Domain.com to Bluehost.

If you also want to learn more about how to install WordPress on this domain, see how to install WordPress on Bluehost.

Conclusion

Now you know how to point a domain from Domain.com to Bluehost. You can also apply this same method to point domains from other registers such as GoDaddy, Name.com, Namecheap, etc to Bluehost.