When you sign up for a hosting account with HostGator, you gain access to a wide range of hosting options, including a domain name registrar. You can add a domain name to your hosting account at any time, and manage it through your HostGator account.
To add a domain to your HostGator account:
Log in to your HostGator account. Click Hosting, then Domains. Click Add a Domain.
Enter the domain name information. Click Add.
To manage your domain through your HostGator account:
Log in to your HostGator account. Click your domain name. Click Settings. Under General, click Change settings.
Under DNS settings, click Use my HostGator DNS. Enter the IP address of your HostGator account. Enter the DNS server addresses. Click Save changes.
To update your domain name settings:
Log in to your HostGator account. Under DNS settings, click Use my HostGator DNS.
Under Change settings, click your new domain name.