In a previous article we talked about the importance of owning and controlling your own domains for a number of reasons. We are asked often, how to set up a GoDaddy account. Our clients need to own, maintain, control and decide who has permission to make changes to the domain settings. This article will walk you through the steps.
Set Up A GoDaddy Account
GoDaddy is one of the leading domain registrars in the world. We use and recommend them to our clients in obtaining and maintaining domain names. If you do not have an account, you will need to set one up to purchase a name. If someone has purchased a domain on your behalf and you would like to have it moved into an account that you own, you will need set up an account.
There is no cost to set up an account. Simply go to www.GoDaddy.com and click on Sign In located on the top right of the page. Then click “Create My Account”. You are given the option to sign in with Facebook, or to create a login. We always suggest creating a login and not using Facebook to login. This way in the future, should you have trouble with your Facebook account, you are not locked out of your domains. If you have any problems setting up your account you can call GoDaddy and they can walk you through the process.
Give Someone Access To Your Account – SECURELY
You never want to give anyone your passwords unless you trust them. For instance you might want to give access to a web designer or developer. While you can do this, and then change your password when they are done, a better way is to grant them access to your account, without giving away your master login and password. In the future if you no long work with this person, or you do not want them to have access, you can simply remove their access when you login as the account owner. The following are the steps to give someone else access.
- When logged in to your account, click Account Settings, and then click Delegate Access.
- In the People who can access my account area, click Grant Access.
Complete the following fields:
Field What to do…
Enter the name of the person you are giving access to. This name will appear on the email invitation the person will receive, and in your list of people who can access your account.
Enter the person’s email address.
It doesn’t have to be the email address for their GoDaddy account, but to accept your invitation the person must have an account with GoDaddy. When delegates without a GoDaddy account accept your invitation, they prompt them to create an account.
Select the level of access you want the person to have as your delegate. If you’d like more details about what this will (or will not) let the delegate do, see Delegate access: Levels of permission.
GoDaddy will send the person an email invitation to access your account. Once the person accepts, you will receive an email. No further action is required from you.
If you have any problems or questions along the way, please reach out to us.
Click Here to Get Started Setting Up Your New GoDaddy Account