Author tommydillard
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Hello everyone here is one my newly developed screencast for your enjoyment or education which ever suits your fancy. I have seen a few people post about how they can transfer there newly bought domain name to Wealthy Affiliates hosting servers. I want to help were ever I can.

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Tommy

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vmtz2001 Premium
I started the process of transfering my domain to WA, but then was told I didn't need to do that, just change the hosting, AKA point the domain to WA to avoid the charge. On Hostgator it has the WA domain listed under my website, but I still don't know where to find it on WA. The WA site is different from what's on this video now.
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dmmay Premium
Transfer requires monthly renewal. Is there a way around? I don't want to pay the renewal fee when I can have unlimited domains.
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
A transferred domain won't require a monthly renewal. You will just have to pay the WA premium membership charge which includes hosting, and all the training and everything here at WA
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dmmay Premium
It's showing this.
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tommydillard Premium
No matter where you purchase a domain from or transfer it to another carrier you will have to pay a yearly fee to keep it up and running. Sorry that is the way it works
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dmmay Premium
Thanks Tommy. So I opted to transfer my domain to WA. It's telling me a verification was sent to an email. But I checked my email but I don't see anything. Who can I go for technical support?
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sirshaunb Premium
Hi, I am currently experiencing the same problem? Did you figure it out?
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dmmay Premium
Thank you!
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Oyz49 Premium
Can I transfer a Domain name in Norwegian into WA?
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MoritzS Premium
Sure. The language doesn't matter.
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Oyz49 Premium
Thank`s for your quick answer :-)
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tommydillard Premium
I do not see why not give it a try.
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DayF Premium
Thanks - you make it very easy to follow along- will book mark this page to refer back to.
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Michaeltrinh Premium
Thank you Tommy for your How to Video.
Very Helpful.
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judyN1 Premium
Thanks Tommy, I just watched your video on transfer domain to WA. I have one in Godaddy so that is great. Thanks again. Very helpful. Stay healthy and happy. livingsuperhealthy.com
How do I get traffic to my sites? One is indexed by google but other two is not. But I have had the one indexed up since Oct. 2016 and no sales yet. Is that normal? If you can help me please feel free. :) Thanks, Judy
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nowjoytime Premium
Hello Tommy I have a question for you is there a difference between pointing a domain and transferring a domain?
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tommydillard Premium
Yes this video shows you how to point the domain to WA. Transfer is when you want to register your domain with WA instead of who oh bought it from originally.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Tommy,

I have a domain name that I registered with IX Web Hosting and it's coming up for renewal. I'm assuming that it's a two step process in that I want to transfer it to WA and then renew the domain name. When I try to transfer it to WA from within WA, it asks me for the domain name and then a transfer authority code. Where do I get that transfer authority code from. I'm guessing it comes from IX Web Hosting. Would that be correct?
My domain name expires in the middle of January, 2017 so I'd like to get this done sooner rather than later.
Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Shawn
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tommydillard Premium
Sorry I never transferred one to here. This video I created was for pointing the domain name to WA server before WA started there own domain service. But I assume you will get the code from where you originally bought it from.
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Compsol99 Premium
Thanks anyways Tommy!
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Bill2017 Premium
Under your domain management in IX you can get the code. It is not easy to transfer a domain from IX though as they do not have a cpanel
Bill
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david-o Premium
I have a Site Build It! site I want to transfer over to WA asap. As I change the DNS addresses, it tells me it won't transfer because the domain is locked. I emailed support asking how to unlock it.

That's ridiculous... Has anyone heard about locked domains and how to unlock them?
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tommydillard Premium
Put in a support ticket and I am sure they will walk you thru the process
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djvinson Premium
Mine got stopped said I have to wait 60 days from time of purchase is there any way around this?
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tommydillard Premium
As soon as you purchase you can point it to WA dns
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Lindadz89 Premium
Thank you. I think this will work, going to try it right now.
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KeithDyer Premium
Great help for me Tommy. Thank you for posting your video.
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ShaneWelcher Premium
Great stuff, thanks for helping to build talent
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cooldeal Premium
I transferred a domain from Beyondhosting to WA on 30/7. There is message - server DNS address could not be found.

How can I solve this problem?
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tommydillard Premium
Copy and paste WA dns on your account with them.
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jkat Premium
I transferred a domain from wix to WA on march 17. That domain shows up on my site manager but says processing, and when I try to log in I get a message that my connection timed out because the server stopped responding. What might I have done wrong?
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Polycount Premium
Try messaging support.

Wealthy Affiliate, to my knowledge, uses Wordpress as their hosting platform. I'm not certain that you are even able to transfer a Wix site over to WA.
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tommydillard Premium
A WA support ticket will be your best bet. Good luck
Tommy
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jkat Premium
Thanks, Tommy! I took your advice and filled one out.
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Renzni Premium
Hey Tomy, my problem is that I cannot get the correct page in namecheap to edit the url's how do I access it?
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tommydillard Premium
Once you buy a domain name you cannot edit it or change the name
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swhittington Premium
Hey Tommy, saw your lesson here and hope you can help.. I have an OLD WP site that I had started last year and it has sat... unfinished.. found WA back in September and I am happily plugging along with a new (different) site.. I am trying to figure out how to move my old WP site to WA so I can have them both in one easy to find location... A couple of days ago I bought the WP site a .com.. though WP and now cannot find a place in the site to change my DNS.. any help would be appreciated..
Thanks... Shelley
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tommydillard Premium
Your best bet is to put in a support ticket in your siterubix tab and I am sure they can help you transferring our old site to here and also with your newly purchased WP theme.
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Timard Premium
Hey Tommy, Thanks for the screen cast I bookmark this one.
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LH-CLUB Premium
No You don`t lose your domain, you only registered it,
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BobZeiss Premium
Thanks Tommy,
I registered my domain with hostgator. If I cancel my hostgator account do I lose my domain name?

Thanks
Bob
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SirDavid Premium
I would have to say no. My understanding is when you pay for a domain name it's yours. I believe there is a charge once per year of I think $10 or around there.
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JAHBOBCLATO Premium
Just my suspicion.

If that combination of letters that made up your "former" domain name comes up for grabs and no one has it as an active domain name...
I would suspect that it will or might come available to the next bidder..
But, don't quote me on that.

I was told this:


"""Once a domain name expires, it goes through many stages before being released to the open market. fpr example.
GoDaddy...... sends five renewal emails to the GoDadd
y account owner prior to the expiration date. Below is a timeline based on .com domain names."""
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BobZeiss Premium
Thanks for that. I think the trick is to consider hostgator as two separate entities. HG the host, and HG the registrar. I will be biting the bullet later today and will post about the experience.
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BobZeiss Premium
So there is still a lot of confusion. I think I will look into how I transfer to a different registrar after I move the sites to WA. Currently I am thinking that I treat hostgator as two separate entities, HG the host and HG the registrar. That way the whole process is much simpler. When the transfers are complete I will move to a different registrar. Thanks for the feedback.
Bob
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tommydillard Premium
Places you buy domain names from also host websites for you so yes it is two different parts of their business. That means every year you will be paying a domain registrar fee to the company you bought it from originally. Host gator is one of the most expensive when it comes to renew it name cheap is one of the cheapest in my opinion..
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Jbeau Premium
Tommy, thank you for your help with this!
A separate question, is it hard to put together those little instructional videos? If there in formation on how to do that?
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tommydillard Premium
Yes I have one on my profile page just click on my training tab.
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Aj632 Premium
Thank you Tommy!
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jellyB Premium
Thanks Tommy, really helped me. Very easy and simple to understand. Cheers.
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Flaregas Premium
Just joined premium a couple minutes ago. You are my first help request and I got exactly what I needed. Thanks for taking the time to make these videos.
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tommydillard Premium
My pleasure you are very welcome.
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PaulineL Premium
I want to transfer a domain from godaddy
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tommydillard Premium
It should be pretty much the same but they will change the process around a little.
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gbmarksmedia Premium
My sites are already up and running. I want to transfer the whole package to WA. How do I do it?
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tommydillard Premium
Put in a support ticket In The siterubix area and they will be glad to help you.
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Mgriffin Premium
I need help with this. I can't find a dns transfer on hostgator. theres only a dns tool and editor
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Danielle15 Premium
Tommy, was stuck until I watched your video. Just an FYI to those out there. I HAD to cut and paste my domain name from namecheap.com to WA. Don't know why, but it would NOT allow me to type my domain name. You emphasized that in your video and saved me! THANKS.
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DonaldCillo Premium
Thank you Tommy,your instructions are very helpful,will keep you in mind,if problems arise,your friend Don.
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WKnoepp Premium
Thanks for the video, Tommy. Saved me a lot of time.
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cree8it Premium
Thanks Tommy. I guess I expected the transfer to happen faster.
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JustinPerry Premium
Tommy,
will I be able to add an email that has @"domainname" to the suffix of the email address via WA, or should I do that at the site I purchase the domain? (ex. godaddy)?
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tommydillard Premium
you will get one here when you transfer it over. even if you set one up over there it will delete itself when you transfer anyways.
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JustinPerry Premium
Thanks Tommy, I appreciate the help. Not sure if there is anything I can do, but if there is ever anything I can do to help you, please let me know!
Regards,
Justin
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tommydillard Premium
No prob that is what we are all about. Pay it forward.
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CoolMrBlues Premium
Tommy, I transferred my domain name per your instructions and it states the domain was transferred to WA. When I click on the Log In page, I cannot finish setting up my web page because it does not take me to the Word Press section, clicking the link actually takes me to the actual website. The site is it is in the process of being updated. Does this mean the DNS is not yet set with WA or what did I do wrong? Thanks for your help in advance!
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Tallell97 Premium
Not quite sure but I know that it can take up to 24 hours for the process to complete so I would keep checking.
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CoolMrBlues Premium
Thank you Tallell.
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tommydillard Premium
Was it just a domain name or a website with it? If it is just a domain name you also have yo copy the full domain name from where you bought it and go yo hour website/hosting tab here at WA and click on add domain. Then go to build website. Now if it is a website connected to it put in a ticket and support here can help you with that. Good luck
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CoolMrBlues Premium
Great job Tommy on the training video. I had the question of how to do this and found your video, which made it easy for me. Thank you.
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LDixon Premium
Thank you so much!
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MaggieM Premium
Hi Tommy! Thanks for the video! I had transferred my domain from GoDaddy to WA on my own and then I got stuck and your video helped me verify that I did it correct!! Thx much!
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grances Premium
Never mind Tommy.....lol I think I got it now.
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grances Premium
Hey Tommy, Did namecheap change up there website because i am not seeing the same interface on the video to the current one that is showing up for me? Any help will do. Thanks
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tommydillard Premium
Yes they did I found out just yesterday when I bought a new domain name.
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grances Premium
Thanks Tommy! Your video helped me out after all, I just needed to have a little patience is all.
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ausilinc Premium
Hi tommydillard,
Thank you for the information on how to transfer a domain name.
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meteorshower Premium
Thank you thank you thank you. That really helped me out :)
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tastylife Premium
Thanks Tommy, I couldn't find my domain in the list and your video showed me I forgot the last step :) This teaches me to pay more attention to the lessons, and that WA is indeed a great place to be. Have a great day!
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suxcessful1 Premium
Hey Tommy i had to go through your lesson today i must say thanks
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tommydillard Premium
You are so welcome. Come back anytime
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Hackenberg Premium
Awesome I have been looking for a walk through of this.
Thanks Tommy
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tommydillard Premium
You are welcome.
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Wealthy Lady Premium
Very nice. Thank You.
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tommydillard Premium
You are welcome anytime
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Duria10 Premium
Thank you! Only now I understand it. Good job explaining everything so clearly!
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tommydillard Premium
You are welcome glad to be of assistance
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GrammieFox Premium
Thanks for your help. It worked perfectly.
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tommydillard Premium
No prob
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tommydillard Premium
This video lesson is just for transferring a newly bought domain. Now if you had a website with content on its here is a different process with FTP transfers. Put in a ticket in the website and hosting area to get them transferred or check with Carson or Kyle
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wstokesjr Premium
I am not sure what you mean by put in a ticket. I have two websites created with Godaddy and can't get them hosted by WA. WA hosts the Wordpress sites which are not the final result that I have in Godaddy.
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tommydillard Premium
Go you our website/hosting tab on your profile page and click on the create a ticket tab at the top and let them know what you are trying to do.
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Free2BMe Premium
Thanks Tommy, I used this advice and it transferred fine. When should I see my content and pages from those sites.
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tommydillard Premium
I responded in the comments area above you.
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roadbloc57 Premium
Thanks Tommy, that helped me out heaps. All the best.
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tommydillard Premium
you are welcome
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Yogie Premium
Thanks Tommy. Very helpful video.
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tommydillard Premium
You are welcome
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Enterpriser Premium
Hi Tommy, Great vid. Having trouble transferring my domain from Just host, are you able to assist?
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tommydillard Premium
do you have content on it or just the domain name?
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Enterpriser Premium
All good , the guys at Just host have helped me do it, All done.
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misscrow Premium
thanks-i guess it just hasn't transferred yet -keep getting blocked when trying to create on wa
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tommydillard Premium
who did you transfer from?
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DoubleTap Premium
Thanks Tommy... I quickly realized that I can't log in to something that I haven't created yet, so I deleted my question to ya'! Been so long since I created a website that I forgot the procedure and got ahead of myself. Thanks again Tommy, great training vid!
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cena1975 Premium
Hey Tommy great video! Easy and simple to understand. As for transfering all my content in my current site will remain unchange?
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tommydillard Premium
Nothin changes except where you host
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cena1975 Premium
That is great! I need not waste extra money on another hosting. Thanks Tommy!
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cena1975 Premium
Hi Tommy my I have transfer my domain to wa hosting as my hostgator hosting expire soon. Now it appear default. http://catsneed.com All my content are in the site hopefully everything remain the same.
It took me 5 month to build up all the content.
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tommydillard Premium
Follow all the FTP content transfer and it should be just fine. I myself have never transferred a full website from another hosting you might want to check out training on that just to be safe.
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lmarcusj Premium
Tommy thx for taking the time to do this video as this is one I know I'll have to refer to down the road.
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tommydillard Premium
You are very welcome
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mwatkins Premium
I am very happy to say with Tommy Dillard's help I can finally get to working on my website. Tommy exemplifies what WA is all about. He took time out of his day to work with me personally and overcome a challenge I had getting my new domain from Go Daddy transferred over to WA hosting. Tommy is from Southern CA and I'm from Southern PA and we don't know each other from Adam but he showed great kindness to a complete stranger and came to my aid. This shows the power of a great network like WA.!! You are a true gentleman sir and Karma will smile on you, I am sure. Check out Tommy's posts and his sites.
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MikeyB Premium
Cheers Tommy
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jwilliamson3 Premium
Tommy, Thank you so much. You anticipated one of my many questions with a great how to do it lesson above! Kindest regards Jim
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Liam55 Premium
Tommy, great training. Last week you taught me about Keyword Tool & Jaaxy, and today you teach me another important tool...Websites & Hosting. Very informative and helpful. Thanks.
LIAM
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mwatkins Premium
Tommy, Thanks for the training. I am having a hard time transferring a new domain from Go Daddy.com. I bought the domain name last Sunday and followed the instructions posted. I still end up getting sent back to the Go Daddy page when I go into WP admin. I sent a help ticket in and I posted a request for help in the getting started section. Go Daddy told me it was a problem on the hosting end. Something about having the right IP address in the zone file.. My help ticket response was this:

I pointed my website on Go Daddy as instructed in Kyle's tutorial on Sunday. It is now Tuesday and I still cannot access it in word press to work on it.
Resolution Response: Please note now you just need to point the WWW record of the site to IP 107.22.190.17. You can verify DNS details at the following URL; http://www.intodns.com/sim-pli-fy.com [ Note: DNS zone record changes (A, MX, CNAME) typically take 0 to 4 hours to resolve, but are known to take as long as 8 hours. ]

I have deleted the site. No big deal as it is brand new and started over on the WA side and it still won't take. I am sure I am missing doing something. A lot of the tutorials for this are a little older. Go Daddy now also has a new domain name area. If you can help me out here I would be very happy as I am anxious to continue.
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tommydillard Premium
can you pm me your go daddy account info so i can look at it?
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tommydillard Premium
by checking the link you gave me if this is your domain name it is still showing your dns as ns43.domaincontrol.com and not ns1.mywahosting.com for WA servers usage
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