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Domain Question

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by WuMan, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. WuMan

    WuMan Newbie

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    Hi,
    I wanted to know if is it possible to buy a domain name from one site and use a hosting provider from somewhere else.

    As most people know, GoDaddy.com has really cheap .infos, but I don't like their hosting plan. So I was wondering if I could host on, greengeeks.com or something, but using the domains I bought from GoDaddy.

    Also, not really sure what parking is... if someone could help, that'll be great.

    Thanks!
     
  2. gregstereo

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    Yes. You can register a name thru any domain registrar, and then host it thru whatever hosting provider you want.

    There's some "under the hood" stuff you have to do (nameserver change) to make it work, but the short answer to your first question is yes.

    For a primer on domain parking you might start here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_parking
     
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  3. superspiderman

    superspiderman BANNED BANNED

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    You gotta be kidding me, this is one of the most noobish questions ever.

    greg you have way more patience than me!
     
  4. WuMan

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    Is the "under the hood stuff" illegal or something?
     
  5. gregstereo

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    @spidey - I think the pain pills I'm on are helping...a lot...

    @WuMan - yes, it's very illegal. You want to be hiding behind at least 7 proxies. And wear a tinfoil hat while you're doing it so the government can't read your thoughts about what youre doing.

    Is joke...no it's not illegal, I just don't really have the energy to type instructions about how to change nameservers, and a lot of people freak out during DNS propagation period, and I do NOT have the patience for that sort of thing. What you're looking to do is pretty easy, just google it or something. In fact, whoever you think about signing up for hosting with ought to be happy to help you with it for "free" (seeing as how they're gaining a hosting customer from it).
     
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  6. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yeah I dont have a single domain eanymore that is hosted the same place I get the name. It is extremely simple to set up. If it isn't in the faq at your registrar then just send them an email for instructions. They don't care at all. Just a matter of pointing your domain to the nameservers where you want to host it. Both companies are fine with it and will give you help.
     
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    Thats harsh man. Even you had this question at one point. Yes it is a noob question, we have all been noobs. If you don't like it just ignore the post. Pretty simple.
     
  8. WuMan

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    @ Greg and Greywolf: Thank you for the information, really helped me better understand what the whole system is about.
    @b-duddle: Thanks for sticking up for me, really appreciate it
    @ superspiderman: We were all noobs at one point, and if you had the energy to type something, please make it benefitting to the thread. I'm sorry if I wasted your time, but I've searched google, and the information wasn't there.

    Thanks a lot everyone, again, BHW has proved to be very helpful. I will make it up to you guys one day, I promise. :)
     
  9. gregstereo

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    True that that we were all noobs @ one point or another. And true that that the pain pills help a lot lol. Now to find a decent online pharmacy...but that's a whole other topic...

    I found this, it might help some too:

    http://community.godaddy.com/help/2005/11/01/pointing-your-domain-name-to-a-third-party-host-companys-servers/

    though I also think that your hosting company should help you out too (along with godaddy). If it's an existing site, just make sure you understand DNS propagation at a basic level (e.g. the downtime you could have).
     
  10. GreyWolf

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    By "under the hood stuff" he just means there are some settings you need to change on your domain registration to point it to where you want it hosted at.

    Dude, you might need to be doing some research on google for a little bit.

    This is basic info you could find in about 10 minutes by just looking through the faqs at your registrar or host. If the don't have a faq then another 10 minutes on g00gle could get specific steps you need to do.

    Sometimes its a good idea to do a little researching yourself, before asking how to do something in a forum. Then after you've found some info on your own, then go into forums and ask for clarification if needed. If you did try searching and couldn't find it then you need to learn how to expand or refine your search criteria. Like I said this is some really basic info.

    for example it took me about 30 seconds to open a browser window type in a search and find this info for you.
    http://www.turn-your-passion-into-c...s/how-to-point-your-domain-name-to-your-host/

    http://www.thesitewizard.com/domain/point-domain-name-website.shtml

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Point-Your-Domain-Name-To-Your-Web-Hosting-Company

    and another 5 seconds to find this for the other question in your op
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_parking

    and in case you dont know what op is
    i typed in what is op and got this
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=op

    It seems like people forget that g00gle isn't jsut that thing that sends traffic to your website. It's the first thing to use when you need information.

    edit - I'm not trying to be rude. I'm certainly not the smartest guy around and there are mountains of things I don't know. You certainly don't have to be a technical expert to market online. Just do a little more research first before asking questions, not only will it save you looking a little foolish, but you'll learn a lot more that way.
     
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  11. gregstereo

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    Be careful when you say something like "just change the name server" - if there's an existing site on the name, it will have a bit of downtime for DNS propagation.

    That's the big reason I was a bit cautious about advising on this - OP was obviously looking for help, but also sounded fairly new to something like nameservers...it isn't just a switch you flip to on or off.

    OP - please read GreyWolf's post above mine in this thread before you do anything else, then follow his links and advice.
     
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  12. WuMan

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    Alrighty, guys. Thanks a lot again. :) :eek: