How to Add a Domain in Bluehost?
Step1: Enter Domain
Now, if you have already assigned a domain and is not used, check on Use a domain that is already associated with your account or check Use a domain that is not already associated with your account if you haven’t assigned a domain to Bluehost earlier.
Step 2: Verify Ownership
Once you type in the domain name, it’ll check whether the nameserver for the domain is pointing towards Bluehost or not? If you already have added the Bluehost nameserver to your domain, it’ll automatically verify your ownership. If the nameserver is different than Bluehost nameserver, you’ll need to login to your domain account and update the nameserver to Bluehost nameserver.
Usually the Bluehost nameservers will be:
It might get updated overtime, please double check the Bluehost nameserver and add it to your domain.
Step 3: Choose Addon vs. Parked.
- If you are creating an entirely different website select Addon Domain.
- If you want to point this domain to another existing domain select Parked Domain.
- If you just want to add the domain but don’t want to create or point to a website then select Unassigned Domain
Since we are adding a new WordPress website, we’ll select Addon Domain.
Step 4: Choose Addon Directory and Sub-domain.
You can either choose an existing directory or create a new directory. The Create new directory will have the default value of the domain name that you’ve added in step 1. You can leave it as is or just give it another name and click on Assign This Domain button.
Now you are done with the domain addon. Next we’ll add the website.