How Do I Manage the Domain I Bought from HostGator?

HostGator has created a domain control panel which allows you access to add, edit and manage all of your HostGator domains from a single control panel at http://register.hostgator.com.

Both eNom and Launchpad domains can be managed from this single control panel!

Manage eNom and LaunchPad Domains

To manage your HostGator domain:

  1. Go to http://register.hostgator.com.
  2. Click Manage Domains. Manage Domains
  3. You will be asked for your billing email address and password to access any domains attached to that billing account. This will be the same login as http://portal.hostgator.com
    • If you are unsure of your password, click the Forgot your password link below the login fields.
    Billing Login
  4. Once logged in, under My Domains, you will see any domains attached to the billing account along with:
    • The domain's expiration date
    • Whether or not the domain is set to automatically renew
    • The lock status of the domain
    • The privacy protection status of the domain
      Note: There is a $9.95 yearly fee for Domain Privacy.
  5. When you click on a domain name, the Domain Overview window will open and show more details and options for the selected domain.
    • Contact Info - This section is to edit the contact information for the domain.
    • Domain Privacy - This section is to enable Domain Privacy which will protect your personal domain registration information from public WHOIS searches.
    • Name Servers - This section is to edit the name servers which the domain will point to. There is also a drop-down box that will automatically point the domain to any active packages on the account. Please remember that name server changes can take 24 to 48 hours to propagate.
      Currently, we can setup a URL redirect for any domain without hosting, for no extra fees. The nameservers must be set to ns1.launchpad.com, ns2.launchpad.com, ns3.launchpad.com, and ns4.launchpad.com. Once this is done, please submit a ticket to our Billing department to tell us which domain you would like redirected and to where.
    • Domain Locking - This section is to unlock the domain, allowing it to be transferred to any other registrar. Any domain registered with HostGator will be locked by default.
    • Auto-Renew - This section is to set the domain to either automatically renew, creating an invoice 30 days before it's expiration, or set the domain to cancel on the next renewal date. Any domain registered with HostGator will be set to automatically renew by default.
If you have any questions, or if you require further assistance, feel free to contact us via phone or live chat, and we will be happy to assist you!