As an aspiring online entrepreneur, you might find yourself looking to expand your online presence in the form of a second domain and website. If you want to do so you will have to point a new domain name to a current hosting account. The easiest way to do this is to use a reliable domain registrar and point your new domain to your current hosting account.
Doing this is a very simple procedure, and I have explained the required steps you have to take in the video below. If you prefer written instructions, you can check below the video.
Step 1: Go to Namecheap to see if your desired is available.
Step 2: Once you have ensured that the desired name is available, add the name to your cart.
Step 3: In your cart ensure that you have no other options checked, as you already have an existing hosting account.
Step 4: Process your payment and wait for the confirmation.
Step 5: Once your payment is processed your should see a page that allows you to click a button to manage your newly purchased domain name. Click this button.
Step 6: In the domain manager page, click on ”Advance DNS” and under “Domain Nameserver Type” choose edit.
Step 7: Tick the option for a custom nameserver and insert the DNS of your hosting account, you should provide with NS1 and NS2.
Step 8: Wait for the changes to processed, this can take up to 48 hours but in my experience almost happen instantly with Namecheap.
Step 9: Open up the Cpanel of your hosting account and scroll down to locate the option “Addon Domains”. Click this option and provide the domain name that you want to host. The rest of the fields are filled out automatically, choose a password and click Add.
Now you have successfully pointed your new domain name to your current hosting account. Now you can start to install WordPress and start building your site. Good luck!