Help-Quick question on hostgator hosting.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by KevinRose, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. KevinRose

    KevinRose Junior Member

    Feb 28, 2011
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    Ok i bought a domain from namecheap and want to add on domain to my hostgator account.

    Currently i have 1 domain name bought from namecheap as well and already running on hostagator name server.

    Now I already bought another domain from name cheap and during checkout already configured the dns name server to hostgators'( The same from the previous one right?)

    When i choose to add on domain. under Subdomain/FTP Username
    it gives me this "That is not a valid Subdomain/FTP username".The document root is fine.Is this normal? Is it because Im using an entirely new domain as compared to a subdomain? Or is my domain too long? How do i fix this?

    I dont want to mess up my previous website.Am i doing it right?

    Thanks a lot
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2011
  2. lmaestro

    lmaestro Power Member

    Jan 28, 2011
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    I think you need to wait for a while for hostgator to propagate the dns
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  3. Rob Whisonant

    Rob Whisonant Junior Member

    Feb 25, 2011
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    Just change the username to what you want. It's probably just pre filling in the domain name as the FTP username. It will have a length limit.
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