Generally when you sign up for Yahoo Small Business account they ask you to either register the domain with them or else transfer the domain to Yahoo from current registrar. However, most of us prefer having domains at Godaddy or other popular registrars (NameCheap, Name, 1and1, etc.) and host them with shared or dedicated server hosting such as Hostgator, BlueHost, and other popular ones. So, how do you setup everything in sync to use your own domain email address with Yahoo Small Business Email service, while having the domain at Godaddy and hosting it on Hostgator? I’ll show you how. Follow the steps below and you’ll be up and running.
Note: Before proceeding with any of the steps below, please take complete backup of your website, configuration, and other relevant details. If you mess up anything in the process, i will not be hold responsible.
This tutorial assume:
1. You have the domain purchased at Godaddy, and nameservers are pointed to Hostgator nameservers.
2. You have added the domain in Hostgator cPanel. (Or in other host’s cPanel if you don’t use Hostgator)
3. You have purchased a Yahoo Small Business Email service account with the domain you already have in Godaddy or other registrar.
Steps To Follow:
Step 1 – Login to your godaddy account, and change nameservers of the domain from hostgator ones to yahoo business email’s nameservers. Here they are:
Step 2 – Login to your Yahoo Small Business Email account and you will see the page shown in the screenshot below, and click on “Domain Control Panel”
Step 3 – Clicking on “Domain Control Panel” will take you to new page where you have the link for “Manage Advanced DNS Settings” click on it and proceed to next step.
Step 4 – Clicking on “Manage Advanced DNS Settings” will take you to Add CNAME, A and MX RECORDS page, where you will have to add CNAME and A RECORDS. Take a look at the screenshot below to see how the updated records page would look like. You have to replace “yourdomain.com” with your own domain name and the IP address with Hostgator hosting’s IP address or other host’s IP address if you’re not using Hostgator.
To get A and CNAME records details you can login to your Hostgator cPanel and do the following:
1. Go to cPanel >> Domains >> Advanced DNS Zone Editor
2. Select your domain name and it will show all the A, CNAME and MX Records details.
Alright, we are done with A, CNAME Records updating. It may take upto 72 hours to complete propagation and for change to take effect. Once that is done you can login to your Yahoo Business Email account and login to your email address and do other things they offer in the account panel.