Because your GoDaddy account holds information as important as your website hosting, domain name, SSL certificates, and more, it's imperative to pick a strong password and change it regularly. Never login to GoDaddy.com from a computer that isn't yours, for example, just as you would never do so with your online banking account. This tutorial show you how to change your GoDaddy password in just a few clicks, and where to change your contact email address as well (same form!) While GoDaddy may email you or call you about security and/or additional services, they will never ask for your password - they have it, and use other checks before discussing your account, like checking your customer number, etc.
How do I change my GoDaddy.com password?
Go to GoDaddy.com and login to your account (by using your current password).
- Once in, click on the "My Account" button: (near top right, at end of top navigation)
- Click on the "Update Security Settings" link in the middle of the next page:
- On the right side of the page that follows, you'll find a mini-form that allows you to update your email address on file (changing email means that you'll receive all account notifications to the address you specify - and you can only have one of these, so avoid using a work email, internet service provider address, or school email - since you will may no longer have access to these without much notice in some cases). This screenshot is cropped for convenience, you will have to scroll down a bit to see the Save Changes / Cancel Changes buttons pictured below:
Tip: password requirements change if you have a credit card / PayPal account on file (could allow a hacker to make purchases). Let's make your password as safe as possible regardless!
- To change your password, re-enter your current password as final confirmation; then, type your "New Password" and "Confirm New Password" in the corresponding fields. It should:
• Be at least 8-characters long, and no longer than 25 characters (!)
• Contain at least a "capital" letter (uppercase)
• Contain at least 1 digit / number
• Your new password cannot be the same as the old one
(These requirements will work with or without payment info on file)
- Enter a new password hint (cannot be the same as the old one), to jug your memory in case you have troubles signing in: it should help you, not someone attempting to login for you!
- Click "Save Changes" when done, and click Logout (top of the page, under your name).
The new password takes effect right away, so make sure to update your password manager's records (if you use one), and expect some complaints when your web browser tries to login using a saved password next time: all you have to do is supply the new password instead.
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