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Confused To Where My Domain is Being Hosted...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ryyaannk, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. ryyaannk

    ryyaannk Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    So I bought my domain at netfirms and bought hosting because it was only like a dollar for a year. However, I come to find out later that their hosting sucks, but it was not a big deal because I only paid $1 for it.

    I then went and bought the hostgator baby package for 6 months and used my existing domain still being hosted at netfirms. Then, after I try to install wordpress through the hostgator control panel, nothing shows up.

    So, I guess my domain is still being hosted at netfirms? Even though at hostgator it shows that domain as being my primary website.

    Does anyone know how to hopefully get this mess sorted out without having to pay for domain transfers?

    Thanks,
    P.S. - I'm really a noob at this sort of stuff because before I used to register and host my domains at GoDaddy, so everything was pretty straightforward there. Now I have absolutely no clue on how to work this out.

    Thanks again!
     
  2. Cdman

    Cdman Power Member

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    I don't know too much about hosting, but it sounds like you need to change the name servers which can easily be changed on the godaddy site. Click on whatever domain it is and see what the name servers are. If you want to use Hostgator it should be something like 6283.hostgator.com (from what I can remember anyway!)
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How did you "move" the domain from netfirm to the new place?

    Really the proper way is to transfer domain, otherwise you got to either change nameservers or A record.
    But eventually you need to move it properly.
     
  4. ryyaannk

    ryyaannk Registered Member

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    I thought I moved it by listing the domain down when I was registering the hostgator hosting. Guess it disnt work lol.

    Thanks, I'll try to change the nameserver!
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No, you've just added it in but not actually moved from the original host.

    If you point nameservers to hostgator it should all work automatically ;(after 24hours or so).

    But remember after your years hosting expires with original host you'll need to either renew with them or transfer:)
     
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  6. demongerbil

    demongerbil Power Member

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    You need to point your DNS to hostgator, right now it's still pointed to netfirms.

    Find FAQ at netfirms how to do that, or call/chat with their CS, or just look in their menu for "Transfer DNS to webhost". Look for email from Hostgator, they should have sent you email with info "ns1.domainname.com" "ns2.domainname.com" and IPs of the nameservers.
     
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    You need to update the name servers. You should have received a email from hostgator and they will be listed in it. Take those name servers and go to netfirms and update the nameserver. Wait for a bit before you start freaking out. Dns update will take some time... clearing cache will also help :)
     
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  8. ryyaannk

    ryyaannk Registered Member

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    Thanks all!

    I think I get it now lol.

    I'll do this as soon as possible and report back! :)
     
  9. ryyaannk

    ryyaannk Registered Member

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    Hmmmm... That's weird.

    When I try and update the nameservers on netfirms, it says that it is not a valid nameserver.

    Anyone know why this is?
     
  10. hypefrenzy

    hypefrenzy Junior Member

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    sounds like you are using your own domain name in the nameserver records. you have to point the domain name to the nameserver records provided by hostgator

    if you do not know your hostgator hosting nameserver records look in your hostgator account or contact their support and they will provide the nameserver records

     
  11. ryyaannk

    ryyaannk Registered Member

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    Ok, I finally got the nameservers changed.

    Is that the only thing I need to change to transfer the netfirms hosting to the hostgator hosting?

    Thanks!
     
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    mamalucky Newbie

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    that's it - sounds like you got it :)
     
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    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This site will tell you the current status of your domain.

    Code:
    http://www.intodns.com
     
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  14. ryyaannk

    ryyaannk Registered Member

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    Thanks for that tool!

    Looks like everything is good except for like 3 things that it says are not okay.

    Reverse MX A records (PTR)
    SOA EXPIRE
    Recursive Queries

    Whatever the hell those are.. lmao