Welcome Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate. You are here probably because you have registered some domain name before and had it hosted at some expensive hosting service. And because you have free hosting service here at Wealthy Affiliate, you want to transfer that domain name of yours.


Great, you came to right tutorial. Here you will learn exactly how to do that.


So, as you can see at above picture, first click to SiteRubix menu and choose Site Builder.




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christip Premium
Anyone have experience with changing the host FROM Web.com ....? They changed things around on their back end and I'm totally lost
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EddySalomon Premium
Maybe our own tech support maybe able to help:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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christip Premium
I actually figured it out. I just had to call my domain registrar and have the DNS changed over to WA since they will be the new host. Thanks though ;)
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EddySalomon Premium
Great Job! But if you ever run into a tech problem, tech support is available.
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christip Premium
thanks. I'm trying to research as much as I can first...because I learn better that way. But some things I just cant find.
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Taresa Premium
When I change the Named servers will my email flow through to WA email.

How do I set up my email accounts.
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LouisMunro Premium
Domains younger than 60 days cannot be transferred. ICANN international regulations will not allow a transfer. So you need to provide the name servers of WA host, for you to be able to host it with WA and when it becomes eligible for transfer it will be transferred. Where do I find the names of WA name servers? and can WA handle this process?
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newmarketpro Premium
You don't have to transfer the domain. Just let WA host it by changing the DNS to WA
ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com
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Taresa Premium
I want to move my domain registrar, web hosting and email hosting to WA. I bought my domains on 3/14/2018.

What is the best process for me to do this and not lose my emails. I have started a website for one of the domains and it is in Wordpress so I want to transfer those files as well.

Any help would be appreciated.
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newmarketpro Premium
Can I suggest you host your domain here without transferring the domain here. I can see it's pretty new domain. It you transfer it here you need to purchase another year's domain subscription.

Do you intend to stop your subscription with the other provider?
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Taresa Premium
Yes ultimately I will transfer all to WA and stop my subscription with the other provider.
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TracyW81 Premium
After transferring a domain name to WA, will I be able to change the name of the domain? The domain name that I have now is not related to my niche. Thank you for your time.
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nrollins84 Premium
You can't change a domain once you purchase it. If you don't want to use that domain just let it expire and buy a new one. Important note: if you plan on letting the old one expire make sure you don't have your billing set up to auto renew.
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BrokFTJFH Premium
Tracy,

The domain name can not be changed but the Title of your site can be changed at any time. As others have mentioned you might want to get a new one if it has nothing to do with your niche.
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TracyW81 Premium
Ok. The domain name is anyitem.co. Do you think I can still use it for a website on pet health? Or should I change? Thank you for your help.
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TracyW81 Premium
Ok. Thank you for helping.
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nrollins84 Premium
Anyitem sounds more like a sales site than a pet health site. I would definitely go with something else.
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TracyW81 Premium
You’re right. It was for a sales site. I’ll do something else than. Thank you for your help.
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nrollins84 Premium
You're welcome. Can I make another suggestion? Keep the Anyitem domain active, even if you're not working on it right now. It's a catchy domain name, and you might decide to build up a sales site later. If the domain has been alive for a while, even with just minimum content on it, it could help with ranking when you do decide to go forward with it.
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TracyW81 Premium
It hasn’t been active for that long, maybe two or three months. I don’t have it on auto-renew. I think it expires in a year. Should I put it on auto-renew?
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nrollins84 Premium
I would. It's only about $15 a year to keep it alive, and you may decide to use it down the line. Unless you are absolutely certain you'll never use it, I'd keep it.
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TracyW81 Premium
Ok. It’s not a bad idea. Like you said, who knows, I might use it down the road. The domain is actaully through namecheap.com, not WA. Should I transfer it?
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nrollins84 Premium
It doesn't really matter who holds the domain for the time being. If namecheap is the cheaper place to keep it registered while you're not using it, go ahead and leave it there. But when you get around to deciding on working on it it will be a lot easier to transfer it to WA just so your domain and hosting are all packaged together.
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TracyW81 Premium
Ok. Thank you for your help.
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Am I correct in seeing that in order to access a domain name I just purchased here I have to have a premium membership?
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BobBarr Premium
Hosting for purchased domain names at WA is a premium membership feature. As a starter (free) member, you can host up to two siterubix subdomain sites here. As a premium member, you can host up to 25 purchased domain sites and 25 siterubix subdomain sites.
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MozMary Premium
hosting is with the Premium membership, so you could not set up your website with it yet here, all domain names require hosting

the freesites have free hosting as they are subdomains

you should be able to use that domain name at any hosting platform, but maybe clarify with sitesupport
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Richmastery Premium
I have pointed my domain in godaddy to WA. From where do I get transfer verification code that is to be entered in WA
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shurmur4103 Premium
Fantastic tutorial!! Thank YOU Dan!
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agnesmarshal Premium
Hello Dan awesome sharing thankyou good explaing now i'm going in to follow that plan so cool...
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Oyz49 Premium
Thank`s for sharing, this was very informative.:)
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So, in order to use the free membership (I am going into this with the intention on getting a good start in the first seven days, then, going premium if the potential feels real during this time - don't worry, I am not expecting miracles, I just want to see potential), i can only use a site through the rubix software. I don't mind doing that, and I have already begun a domain this way, but I don't think this fact was clear when I was instructed to build my site. Oh well, c'est la vie. Hopefully I'll be registering it here shortly...
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks for sharing a great post.
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