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How to Assign a Domain


This guide will show you how to assign a domain name to your hosting account.

Access the Domains tab

  1. Login to your Bluehost Control Panel.
  2. Click the Domains tab.
  3. Under Shortcuts click the link "Assign a domain to your Control Panel account".

Assigning the Domain Name

  1. Choose if you will assign a domain name already associated with your account, or assign a new domain name to your account.
  2. If you are assigning a new domain you must verify ownership of the domain name, there are three ways this can be done:
    • Name Servers: Update your Name Servers to and
    • Create HTML Page: Create an HTML page on your existing host containing the text provided.
    • EPP Code: This will not transfer your domain name, but use the EPP code to verify ownership.
  3. Choose Addon vs. Parked
    • Addon Domain: An Addon domain name will function as its own separate domain name or website.
    • Parked Domain: A Parked domain name will load the same the site located in your public_html, your main domain name.
  4. If you selected Addon domain, choose the folder in your account that the domain will point to.
  5. Choose a Subdomain. The subdomain is only used by the Control Panel for the domain assignment. You will still access your domain name directly.
  6. Click the "Add Domain" button at the bottom of the page to assign the domain.
  7. Once complete you should see the domain is listed in the Domains tab.

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