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How do I point my domain to Linode?

Last updated on September 3, 2023 @ 3:20 pm

If you want to point your domain to Linode, you first need to go to the domain registrar side and then proceed to the Linode side. Once you’ve created an account and associated your domain with it, your site should be up and set up to accept traffic. In this tutorial, we will be pointing a GoDaddy domain to Linode. To point your domain to Linode, simply follow these steps:

1. Go to your Domain Portfolio in GoDaddy and select the domain link that you want to point to Linode.

2. On the next page, go to the DNS tab and select the Nameservers option. From there, click on the “Change Nameservers” button.

NOTE: Nameservers control where your DNS is hosted, allowing you to modify DNS records and connect domains to IP addresses in a human-friendly way to direct internet traffic.

3. In the Edit nameservers window that will appear, select the “I’ll use my own nameservers” option and input Linode’s nameservers in the fields provided. Here are Linode’s nameservers:


4. A new pop-up window will then appear, asking you to confirm the update on the nameservers. Simply click on the “Continue” button to confirm.

5. Once done setting up the nameservers in your GoDaddy domain, proceed to your Linode account and create an A record for your domain. To do this, select the “Domains” option from the left panel of your Linode Dashboard. Then, click on the “Create Domain” button.

NOTE: An “A Record” in DNS settings maps your domain to an IP address, ensuring your site is accessible online.

6. Input the details of your domain and click on the “Create Domain” button.

7. After creating your domain, you will be redirected to the Domains page. Scroll down to the A/AAAA Record section and click on the “Add An A/AAAA Record” button.

8. In the Create A/AAAA Record panel that will appear, input your Linode’s IP Address on the field provided and click on the “Save” button. And that’s it!

If you have any questions or problems in pointing your domain to Linode, please contact us at

PRO TIP: If you are pointing your domain to Linode, make sure that your DNS settings are correct. Incorrect DNS settings can lead to domain name resolution issues and website outages.
Dale Leydon

Dale Leydon

Sysadmin turned Javascript developer. Owner of 20+ apps graveyard, and a couple of successful ones.