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Bought a domain with namecheap

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by BlackHatsFish, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. BlackHatsFish

    BlackHatsFish Junior Member

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    So I bought a domain with namecheap since it looked like a good cheap method.. but I just found out I can't transfer my domain for 60 days so I'm basically forced to use their hosting if I want to get my website up and running. You guys think it's worth it to pay the yearly fee of $47 for their Shared Hosting plan?
     
  2. th0m4s

    th0m4s Regular Member

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    You can still edit your DNS and host the site elsewhere, you just can't transfer the domain.
     
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  3. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can host your domain wherever you want.
     
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  4. BlackHatsFish

    BlackHatsFish Junior Member

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    Thanks guys :) I just changed the DNS server.. how long does this process usually take so I can begin working on my website?
     
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    pitiku00 Registered Member

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    24 hours tops, but usually it moves faster than that
     
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    It should be ready to use by now, I would have thought.
     
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    iamsolo Power Member

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    Namecheap dns servers are very fast and propagates within minutes.
     
  8. BlackHatsFish

    BlackHatsFish Junior Member

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    Yea but hostgators probably isn't.
     
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    Ali_Moslehi Registered Member

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    you can choose your host anywhere and only change your name server :) don't need to buy any hosting package from them
     
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    so you bought a hosting account with hostgator and pointed the DNS in namecheap to the NameServers that hostgator gave u right?

    Has it worked yet? I've done this over and over and it usually in done within an hour or 2.

    Even tho they say up to 2 days, If it isnt done within12 hours there may be something wrong
     
  11. BlackHatsFish

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    Yes that's exactly what I did. Its been 2 or 3 hours so far and it's still not propagated.. I'm being patient. Host Gator is telling me everything is fine but it just needs to be propagated
     
  12. th0m4s

    th0m4s Regular Member

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    Just patch your hosts file and you can work on it in the meantime.
     
  13. iamsolo

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    Use ipconfig /flushdns in ur cmd then open the site.
     
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    Namecheap is usually the fastest to dns changes so maybe clear the cache and try again?
     
  15. BlackHatsFish

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    Site is up and running! Thank you everyone my journey begins now :)
     
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    Good luck, don't forget to create a journey thread about it ;)
     
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    jwoitena Newbie

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    Thanks for posting I was looking for the same thing