In order for your domain to point to WA Hosting, you need to update your DNS (Domain Name Server) settings within your Domain Registrar.

OK, before I completely lose you with all this "DNS" talk, I will help you understand what is happening here.

WA Hosting is where you are going to be putting all of your website files. These are the same files that load when people will be visiting your domain. Your Domain is the address of your website. In order to connect these two items, you need to tell your domain where to look for the files. This is where the DNS settings come in. When you update these to point to WA Hosting, we automatically know where to look.

The name servers for Wealthy Affiliate Hosting ALWAYS are:

Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com

In order for your domain name to point to your web space, you need to tell it where the web space is. To do this, we use something called "Name servers". A name server is simply an address that you need to point your domain to in order for it to connect with your web space.

The place that you update your DNS settings, will depend on where you purchased your domain (Domain Registrar). This will likely be:

GoDaddy.com
NameCheap.com
1and1.com

We are going to explain how to update your DNS within all of these system in the upcoming pages, so choose according to where you bought your domain.



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Frazeryorke Premium
I'm trying to set my domain name from Godaddy to WA following your instructions, but no way, can I get the name servers menu to appear in Godaddy.
I think your instructions may be out of date and need updating, can anyone help me with this in Godaddy as they seem to be making it difficult to leave
Frazer
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possumlane Premium
You need to go to manage your DNS - if you have trouble Go Daddy have a live chat and they will guide you through. You have to change you DNS setting and point them to WA
Carol
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Frazeryorke Premium
Thanks Carol, I have managed to update my DNS and my domains are pointing to WA.
Just have to wait for it all to happen.
Thanks for all your help
Frazer
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possumlane Premium
You are welcome. Glad I was able to help.
Carol
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Travelguru48 Premium
Has Go Daddy locked your pagesso you cannot change from them?
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SherryWilton Premium
when I was making an email name for my weblink,, am email came up but it wasn't my true email. I must have made a mistake with it somewhere along the way .. How would I know wher and how to fix something like this?
And when I've asked questions that give me the option for yes for community help, I don't know where to find the help that was given ? I'm finding this part quite confusing. which it would be if I've given a different non existent email address.
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Jackiex4 Premium
Hello Sherry. Are you trying to create an email for your website. eg. sherry@yourwebsite com?
You can do this under 'websites' - 'sitemanager' and then 'email' is the last option on the top menu.
I hope this is what you need
Jackie
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SherryWilton Premium
Oh Thank YOU Jackiex4, Yes this does help , thanks a million, I appreciate your time and assistance, cheers. : )
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Jackiex4 Premium
You're more than welcome
Jackie
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MikeC69 Premium
Just go back to that e mail and delete it.
Then you can click on create e mail forward with the correct info.

Did this help?
Mike
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Sinkay Premium
I'm pointed my domain from GoDady! to WA. The begining of instruction shows up the Primary & Secondary name servers in the lower case both. Then, when the formal instruction with the 1., 2., 3... etc steps the both names server shown in the capital. So, I've made in my GoDady account the custom Edit in the Capitals, exactly as it written in the WA instruction.
then, in the Instruction to the "Set up Your Domain Name Servers" (in the http://admin.1and1.com) sais (make sure you put them (DNS) in Lower case), but immediately below the screenshot shows up that both (Primary & Secondary) names in the Capital leters. So, that's the complete mess. Who can tell me what is the true way: in the Text of instruction? In the Notice to the Set up Your DNS? Or in the Screen shot? And if I should correct the DNS in GoDady to the lower case letters? In my military youth years I do remember as some of the guys who was admitted for the position to write instructions was got in the jail because he made the contradictory notices in the instructions he wrote. When the general said, 'so, now you understand how that important to write instructions correct way?' I am answered "I did learn different. Now I know how that important to admit the rite and yet responsible man for the position of writing instructions." The investigator made the face and said to the general: "That's could be. That's make sens." Any way I am stock with the DNS transfer.
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DordPete Premium
The capital letters should be fine George. You may have to wait a few hours before the WA servers see the changes.
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Sinkay Premium
Ty. You've saved me from my BP razing up.
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leitah Premium
Update: Not sure if this is the fix, but I typed the domain into the URL entry bar, it took me to my WA log in, where I can set up my site. So I'm all set.

I've followed all of these steps with Network Solutions, and it shows on their end that my DNS settings are updated, pointing to the correct ones here at WA. however, when I go to the Domains panel here at WA, add the domain I am pointing and click, I get an error: "Oops! We ran into an error on our side and we're working on a fix.." It also adds the domain to the "transfer" box, where when I click, it then takes me to the payment window. Wondering what to do. I will set up a support ticket.
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konfilip Premium
If I change the DNS settings on my Google Domain settings, I stop receiving emails at the address that I have setted.
Anyone to suggest the solution here?

FOLLOWING UP:
I have contacted Google Domains and they told me that I need to give to my new hosting, the MX records of Gsuite and to add this info to my account.
So I have these right now, but where should I add them?
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onmyownterms Premium
You will need to open a ticket with SiteSupport to have them do that for you.
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konfilip Premium
thanks onyourownterms!
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harryoh Premium
I just transferred my domain name to WA and paid for it a few days ago. I originally bought my domain name from godaddy years ago and tried setting it up but quit years ago.

Godaddy just cleared everything on their end and said it's now WA for the next step.

What now?
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onmyownterms Premium
Follow the website creation video.
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nathaniell Premium
He's transferring a domain, not pointing DNS. He needs to get his domain to the SiteDomains before he starts working on the website. I've sent a PM to him about this. Thanks!
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harryoh Premium
Thanks.
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harryoh Premium
Thanks.
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DennisDave Premium
Question, I think sometimes I overthink a problem, I went to Godaddy to enter my WA DNS settings, There was a place to enter the Nameserver so I only entered one, Thinking it would ask me for more to enter after this and of course it did not. Is there a problem now? I was only able to enter the Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com so far.
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verna8767 Premium
Dennis, you have to enter both WA name servers. Are you sure you entered it in the appropriate place at Godaddy. They should have instructions at Godaddy that explains how to transfer the name servers.
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verna8767 Premium
Here is the training for transferring DNS from Godaddy to WA.
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nathaniell Premium
You should enter BOTH ns1 and ns2 for your WA hosting.

Here's the correct training: The other training linked from @verna8767 is to "transfer" which is different from "changing the DNS". At this point, you are not trying to transfer your domain to WA.
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DennisDave Premium
This video is a little old, It takes some decoding work to figure it out. Thanks for the reply!
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verna8767 Premium
Thanks Nathaniell for updating that information. Appreciate your input.
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verna8767 Premium
Dennis, I apologize that I sent you the wrong training. Fortunately Nathaniell caught it.
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LMarysh Premium
seems like GODADDY may of changed their page to setup as I'm seeing a similar issue whereby only one address is being asked and the other field is HOST @ (fill in the blank)
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LMarysh Premium
I got GODADDY help and i was in the wrong location to set it up.... (its been a while since doing this. LOL!! ) You had to go to NAMESERVERS area and choose CUSTOM.
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verna8767 Premium
Thanks for verifying with Godaddy how to point the name servers from Godaddy to WA.

Any registrar you purchase your domain name from should always be able to provide instructions on how to move the name servers from it's registrar.
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CaryD Premium
I'm trying to set up my domain dns. Transferred the domain from GoDaddy today. I follow the instructions and go to Site Domains but there is no launch button. I'm assuming my domain is inactive due to the name changes being done automatically in the background? Other than that, I am at a loss as to why my domain is inactive on WA at this time.
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onmyownterms Premium
If you transferred the domain, you will have to wait to create it here until you receive confirmation that the transfer is complete. Had you merely updated the DNS without transfer, it would have been virtually instantaneous.
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CaryD Premium
ok, thanks. I would rather have it hosted here on WA than GoDaddy. I have updated the DNS manually and am now waiting to see if t goes live tonight.
I have another domain on GoDaddy that I will try and update the DNS and see what happens. I'll let you know the outcome.
Thanks,
Cary
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onmyownterms Premium
If the sites are already live on GoDaddy, you need to back them up prior to changing the DNS. If they are only registered there, you're fine. This gives me another idea for a blog.
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CaryD Premium
They are only registered there. I had bought the domains a couple years ago in anticipation of building them out. I do have "live" sites on GoDaddy but I am leaving them there. They are not affiliate marketing sites.

Thanks onmyownterms! I look forward to your next blog.
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KevinOConnor Premium
Hi Cary,
I just tried it today and to find the Nameservers, you need to go under DNS. Nameservers is at the bottom of the page that comes up. You can then change the default to Custom and cut and paste the primary and secondary info into the boxes and then hit save.
Hope that helps.
Kevin
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CaryD Premium
yes it does. I did that with my second domain before I transferred it and it worked great. I had to open a ticket on the first domain but support had it corrected by the end of the day. IT suppport is quick! I would have waited at least 36 hours on GoDaddy.
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Whopso Premium
Yes I just purchased one, but they said that ns1.mywahosting.com was not available. I purchased mywahosting.net for 29 bucks, and I'm sure I have the right DNS. Kyle to me I would need to register on a server or my time-table.com site would be taken down. I dont know what to do at this point.
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verna8767 Premium
I agree with MozMary. You are confusing the WA name servers with a domain name. Your domain name would be the name of the website you created. You had to give a name to your website then go to a domain registrar such as Go Daddy or NameCheap and purchase the domain name.

If you bought the domain name from anywhere other than WA, then all you would need to do is point the domain name servers from GoDaddy name servers to WA name servers.

The DNS name servers are what is used for the hosting of your website (i.e., for your website to be seen on the internet.

If you purchased http://mywahosting.net, you purchased it as a domain name. You did not use it as a name server for WA. So basically, all you can do with that purchase is to use it as a name of a website, but I don't see just how you can use it as a website name effectively.

The WA name servers are http://ns1.mywahosting.com and http://ns2.mywahosting.com. You need to go to wherever you purchased your website domain name and follow instructions from that registrar on how to point the DNS name servers to WA name servers.

Kyle was letting you know that unless you point the DNS name servers to WA name servers he will have to take your website down because as of now Go Daddy has the DNS name servers for your website http://time-table.com still pointing to their DNS nameservers.

That will have to be done before your website can be hosted at WA.

Hope this clarifies the difference between a domain name (which is for the name of your website)and the DNS name servers (which identifies who is hosting your website).

P.S. See Attonito's reply because he is explaining to to change your DNS name servers from Go Daddy to WA name servers.

Verna
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Whopso Premium
I'm trying to set up my DNS through Go Daddy.com. It says that the ns1.mywahosting.com is taken, but I can purchase "mywahosing.us for 0.99 cent for the first year, and 19.99 for each year after. Is this the same as the WA hosting website? Please someone help me with this. Iom so confused
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MozMary Premium
you have confused domain names with hosting - don't buy that

if you had a domain name there and wanted to host the website here you would use the dns settings - you clearly are in the wrong aread of godaddy

have you already got a .com with godaddy?
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rroesel Premium
I recently "pointed" several of my domains to mywahosting.com. The pointing went fine. Now there is a landing page displaying the virtues of joining WA. It includes several links to join. Are these links my WA affiliate links or are they just generic WA links?

Until I setup my sites, I would like to get credit for any referrals that click on these links. Can anyone tell me how to ensure the links are for my affiliate link?
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newmarketpro Premium
You can access your affiliate links under the referral stats (aeroplane icon). There several affiliate links you can access to ..

:)
Joe
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rroesel Premium
Thanks but I know how to find my affiliate links. What I am curious about is who gets credit if someone clicks on the link "Not Already a Member? Join Today!" or the "Join Wealthy Affiliate Today" icon at the bottom of the page?

To help clarify, visit one of my landing pages at rudyroesel.com. You will see the links. Looking at the html code, they appear to be generic links to another WA landing page. I don't think I will receive credit if someone clicks on these links.
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Sheris4U Premium
Hi. I am curious, did you ever get a complete answer to affiliate links? I think they do link back to you because I copied a link that was on my page and pasted it on https:// on google and it came back to my site. Try and check it that way.
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rroesel Premium
No, I did not get a complete answer to my question.

Yes, my affiliate links work properly. What I'm saying is they are not being used on the landing pages when you point your domains to the WA servers.

Even though my domain name is being used to advertise WA membership, it appears I will not receive credit if someone joins WA when visiting my site.
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newmarketpro Premium
I am not sure if you have embedded your affiliate link there correctly. You can test it by clicking it and see your stats. Are you using Pretty Link or is it a raw link because when I clicked it seemed a raw link not an affiliate link.

:)
Joe
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newmarketpro Premium
Can you share with me your page? PM me if you don;t want to share it here.
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Labman Premium
The affiliate links are personalized to you. You are logged in to WA, this makes the links shown on any page inside WA that has the affiliate link be customized to your personal link.
So if you go to This page: at the top where you see affiliate link (the link Icon with the word Affiliate next to it) and open it, this link is customized to you and will have your unique link attached to the end of the link.
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virtrel Premium
Hy,

I have a little problem. I am hosting my own Nameserver and I use my domain not only for my website but for my remote desktop, VPN, SMTP, AD and so on.

So I am not able to change the nameserver for my domain to point at your nameserver.

Is there a solution how I am able to point at your nameserver and still host my services with my domain?
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Bibian2 Premium
This question is difficult for me to answer. Our community might help out or PM the support team for help. At the top bar of your domain where it is site domain, site comment, you can see site support, click on it and write your ticket for your complaint, they will surely help you.
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virtrel Premium
Thank you very much, I will give it a try.
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CandiceWils1 Premium
Hi, I have a business that i am currently developing online and hoped to enhance it by coming on here. I have a website that I haven't launched (as I can't get it looking how I want) I paid for it via loopia. Can I still use this and add affiliate products that compliment my business onto it ?
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Bibian2 Premium
Yes my dear. You can transfer your domain from another host to WA. check this I hope it might be of help to you
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CandiceWils1 Premium
Ah thank you, thats really helpful c
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TopCat66 Premium
Found out that since all of my contact info for my domain is totally outdated I have to update it....and that means I am entering into the 60 days lockout. Either I transfer it with the faulty data (which is not possible because it needs email confirmation) or I have to wait 60 days to transfer my domain name to WA.. guess I will just need to find out how to point the DNS servers (I think by the way that I figured that out but my data needs to be approved before I can take that step). -sigh-. Baby steps!
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Labman Premium
You are not transferring your domain you are transferring your hosting to WA.. You should not be locked out you do not have to transfer the domain.
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TopCat66 Premium
Ok, I am getting a bit further... I have unlocked my domain name and un-privacied it. But I just found out that the email address I was using when I bought this domain many years ago was a different email address (didn't know that until just now) and probably that is causing the problems. I am trying to get it transferred to WA or at least to get the DNS pointed to WA... it is not working.
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Vandersommen Premium
Ok im pretty much totally lost! My dad purchased a domain for me a while back. I wasnt premium though when I got to the point of being able to use it. I decided to just make another website using the domain but im not sure really who it was purchased through. The verification email says the Organization name is Domain Shield. Is that who it was bought through? And if so its not listed on the options. I know he purchased it through the Wealthy Affiliate website. Feeling very lost please someone help clarify this for me!! Thank You!!
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Melissa901 Premium
You may want to ask site supports help with this they should be able to help you fill in the blanks
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Vandersommen Premium
Thank you! How do I get to site supports?
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Melissa901 Premium
Click on the big blue to the left that say site rubix, that will pull up a side bar click on the top box, this will open a new box up on the right top corner you will see site support. Click on it and you will send it like a regular email. Just be through.
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Anonymoose Premium
If you log in to that Domain Shield website where your domain was purchased, you only need to replace the name servers into the one above that Kyle mentioned :
Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com

Then wait about 15-45 minutes for it to take effect.
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DarrellJ1 Premium
I just purchased my web domain through godaddy, and attempted to transfer my domain to wealthy affiliate, but godaddy seem to have some kind of restriction on doing that. I unlocked that restriction, then it said pending. It gave me a two month period upon which I can only transfer my domain to WA. After speaking with them, the tech told me I had to get this straight WA. Can someone help, because it they plan on holding on to my domain for two months, I will simply cancel my domain and go through another company. I will not waste two months with godaddy inorder to continue my journey with WA. PLEASE HELP
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MsMerry Premium
You can just point the servers here to WA and do the transfer later. It is because you just purchased the domain so they restrict the transfer but not changing the servers. It is in this training but if you need guidance many are familiar with godaddy.
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Foobard Premium
In addition to what MsMerry said, all registrars have that 2-month freeze on transfers. If you cancel the domain, they might hold on to it for an undetermined period of time. So if you really want that domain name, and you cancel it, it might be held up in limbo.
Or someone else could snap it up if they like the name.
Your best course of action is to do what MsMerry says and point the domain to Wealthy Affiliate, and transfer it later.
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clarerubel Premium
I typed NS1.MYWAHOSTING.COM into the field and GoDaddy says, "It's not a valid IP. What is the current "valid" IP address?

I purchased my DN rom GoDaddy@a week ago. Is this the problem?

I'm trying to transfer my DN from GoDaddy without having to wait the 60 days.

Does anyone know how to Transfer a NEW Domain Name from GoDaddy to WA?
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fleurallen Premium
Is your domain name unlocked and you have a transfer code? Check this out:
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clarerubel Premium
No. That's the problem, fluerallen. I purchased the DN @five days ago, so it's "locked". I called a tech, three times and each one had a different story. None would give me a transfer code. Supposedly, I can't transfer for 60 days.

One tech @GoDaddy showed me how to type in the "values" of the hosting company-WA- but the one I typed in is "invalid"; the ns1.mywahosting.com

So, the tech said, "Find out what the 'values' are and how to place them". Ok!

It's getting more complex, for me.
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fleurallen Premium
Hey hang in there Clare, I had similar hassles when transferring over multiple domains from a variety of providers. Send a message to site support here as they help you to walk through the whole thing. Persistance is the key, you will succeed - I hear you!
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clarerubel Premium
Thank you. You're so cool.

I'll try sending to "support", then. (Didn't know we had this.)
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Bibian2 Premium
I have presented this problem before, my domain pregnancyandlowbackpain.com was purchased at Wealthy Affiliate site but Google console does not recognise me as the owner of
pregnancyandlowbackpain.com if no www. is placed in it. once you try to open my site at Google console it will give me 404 error. If I open with the one with www. it will open immediately.
Google console said my host site does not welcome domains with www.
My question now is, how can I make this my site useful to me? since I built this site 7 months ago I have been fighting one problem or the other.
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JasonGB Premium
Hi
Have you entered all sites into google search console?
Not sure if this will help - but you should claim all possible site URLs and verify ownership
i.e.
http://mysite.com
http://www.mysite.com
https://mysite.com
https://www.mysite.com

Then you can select within google search console which is your preferred domain and all traffic will be sent to your preference
either
www.mysite.com
or
mysite.com
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Bibian2 Premium
Thank you Jason. All these I have done. When they refused to give me ownership of mysite.com I made www.mysite.com my preferred URL. Now they are telling me that my DNS is not rooted in the host DNS.
Don't really know what else to do. Any suggestions that can help is really welcomed
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JasonGB Premium
Hi again

I have opened your website with www and also without. They both load perfectly for me.
Perhaps need to talk to site support

Sorry not much help
J
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MsMerry Premium
Did you contact site support for assistance on this? Also as Jason has suggested as well. Google can be temperamental some days. :-) your site should be reading with an https://. I did not purchase my domain here so I am not the best help, sorry. I just tested with an https: and got an error saying it was not safe and a bunch of other stuff. Hmmm?
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Bibian2 Premium
Hi Merry,
For a long time now I have been a torn on the support team concerning all these problems. I think they are getting tired and has referred me to Kyle. I am waiting till I see improvement following Kyle's instructions.
And do you know what? This always consumsg my precious time because if everything is going normal I don't see why I should be where I am today.
Thanks for your care.
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MsMerry Premium
I agree and I hope Kyle has the answers to help you. It just doesn't make sense unless a step was missed, which does not seem to be the case. Wishing you the best.
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JJarmaL1 Premium
Hey guys, I’m relatively new to W.A. I just purchased the premium version and was trying to register my domain to setup a website. I thought premium version was free to own your own domain. So when I went to set it up it ask me to click on link and it sent me to another page to pay additional money to own. What exactly is that about? Need assistance, thanks
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Djefferds Premium
No domains are not included with premium. Most domains are $10-$15. per year.
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Labman Premium
Hosting is included, domains are extra.
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MsMerry Premium
HI Jarmal. Yes, you do need to purchase a domain separately from the membership. However, if you do not want to do that right away you can do two free sites here. I would choose to purchase your domain as it is much more professional and you own the name. All the best and hope this helps.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Jarmal, did you purchase your domain from Wealthy Affiliate(WA) or another provider? If you purchased it through WA, then all you have to is to go into Site Rubix, click on Site Domain and register. If on the other hand you purchased through another provide the registering is the same except you do have to pay for the transfer.
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JJarmaL1 Premium
Hey Harvey, yes I purchased it through the W.A. site and have that part squared away. Thanks for your input
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1Freespirit Premium
When I went to godaddy, the above directions were not exactly correct. It seems maybe something has been moved around. Good thing I've done this before, so I could maneuver enough to find the nameserver boxes and follow the rest of the directions. Godaddy is doing something I haven't seen before. When you try to move your Domain, they are giving extra support to keep you from doing this. Maybe this is why the DNS instructions were not totally correct. Just a heads up.
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MsMerry Premium
Did you figure it out Hanan? I use GoDaddy and I just point the servers to WA. They did change a few things. Once you have the WA servers in the boxes just click on save and you should be good. Let me know if you still need help.
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1Freespirit Premium
Thank you so much for your response. I am still stuck. I did figure out how to point the domain to WA, however, it has not yet changed over from the temporary rubix site. Is there anything else needed besides pointing the domain from Goaddy to WA?
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otikoroASH Premium
Go Daddy is so frustrating, they locked my account for 60 days because I updated my name, this was convenient for them because my hosting and domains are up for renewal. With a much higher price tag than WA. If I want to protect my domains I have no choice but to renew with them before I transfer.

I'll be happy to be Go Daddy -free!
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MsMerry Premium
Wow, sorry to hear that. I have not had any issues using GoDaddy and I have been there awhile.
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MsMerry Premium
Gosh, I am such a slacker or so I feel right now! I did not see your question about GoDaddy. I sure hope you have it but if not please PM me and I can walk you thru.
Did you change it on this end from temporary to your own domain? It should show but if not check in with support here too. Looks like the problem is here and not at Godaddy due to the temporary which you also have to manually change. Geeze, sure hope you got it.
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19TAvery69 Premium
I created a website before joining WA and I want to add it to my WA account but in order to do so I need the DNS. What if I don't remember where or whom I purchased this domain name from? Is there a way I can find this out online?
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Foobard Premium
Edit: even better:
go here and type your domain in the input box:
https://www.internic.net/whois.html

Sometimes the information given is a bit misleading, though. Like mine says Enom, when I actually registered it with Namecheap. Namecheap was acting as a reseller to Enom. It should at least closer to the answer. If you contact the support at the registrar, they should be able to help you, even if you used a reseller.

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(original comment)
If you go here:
https://www.whatsmydns.net/
and type in your domain name. Change the dropdown that says "A" to "NS", and it will tell you what nameservers your domain is pointed to. That SHOULD give you the answer you are looking for.

Alternatively, do a search in your email account for your domain name. You should have an email from the registrar as one of your first emails. Assuming you are the kind of person who keeps emails. I hope! ;-)
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MsMerry Premium
Awesome information Steve! I just learned something else again! Gotta love this community.
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Foobard Premium
I learned the whatsmydns.net trick from @Nathaniell, I believe. Yes, this is a great community!
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FlorianHoff Premium
I have a .de Domain that won't work with the DNS changes. My Host also says I could try it again if the nameservers know the Domain. My questions are now if i even can get an .de domain? Is WA even concepted for German websites? Will german content even work with WA keyword tool?
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DynamicDavid Premium
After updating the DNS changes for a domain, it can take up to 2 to 3 days for those changes to be replicated throughout the internet.

You are interested in two web servers knowing that change, the WA web server and the web server that you use to go out to the internet, that is your Internet Service Providers web server. Once both those servers know the DNS changes, you should be all set for the next step.

So you may just have to wait.

Oh, the 2 to 3 days do not have to be traditional business days.

In the meantime, work with the WA keyword tool to confirm or otherwise if German content will work. I would be very surprised if it does not.
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nathaniell Premium
You should be able to change the DNS to WA's nameservers

ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

If your registrar doesn't allow for NS changes, then you'll need to get a domain that allows you to change the nameservers. If you have to get a new domain, I'd recommend going with WA as your registrar. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains
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osnabcruz283 Premium
I really think that I am at a loss! I have to admit that I am a newbie in online marketing. In the first place I had a wrong understanding of Domain Name. I thought it was my company name that I registered with the Georgia Office of Secretary of State (De La Cruz Enterprises, LLC) and the website that I was intending to use (www.delacruzentllc.com) which I did not buy anywhere else. I would like to get my Domain Name through WA Hosting. PLEASE HELP !!!
osnabcruz283
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Labman Premium
Go to the SiteRubix menu item, click it to open the secondary menu. Select site Domains and purchase your domain there. You do not need to add the www. to the front of the domain these days.
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Mabacherli Premium
Hi there,

I am working on setting up a G Suite account. The first step is to verify that I am the owner of (domain name). In order to do so I need to add the following TXT record to my DNS settings:

google-site-verification=M9XmarM_kAMveN08Dc8B5I9e-TG9t5xtEh0bPIMEI78

Can you please add this for me?

Once this is added, please delete any existing MX records and add Google's MX records.



Please let me know when this has been completed.

Thanks,
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Triblu Premium
Hey Michael,

To verify your domain with Google, here is a tutorial to help you: Hope this helps you.
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
I am at how to set up Domain DNS. I already have a Domain name from Go Daddy, when I log in at Go Daddy I don't see the word Launch to click on I don't see the word Domain either. Can someone please direct me where to find either word? thanks
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BobBarr Premium
You can find WA training on setting your DNS addresses at godaddy by typing the words "dns godaddy" (without the quotes) into the WA search bar. (You shoukd look for the most recent training since godaddy has changed their site several times over the years.)
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faraha1986 Premium
Hi,
I have the same problem, did you find figure out what to do yet so I can follow your steps.
Please advice.
Thank you
Farah
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NoMo9-5Grind Premium
Hi,
Login to your GoDaddy account, then on the first page it takes you to.... at the top, it will say "Domains" and should display your actual Domain Name. Look to the right of that box then click on DNS then look for this "Nameserver" Click on the "Change" Button Select "Custom" and add following for WA :
http://NS1.MYWAHOSTING.COM
http://NS2.MYWAHOSTING.COM
In the respective boxes
Then click save at the bottom, and you should be good to go.
You may get an email notification from Go Daddy about the recent changes follow any instructions if needed.
Note: it could take a bit for the change to reflect. If you still have any issues Go Daddy is pretty awesome and rendering assistance.

Hope this helps. ')
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
HI Faraha, I was told at Go Daddy that I cannot transfer my Domain name before December 2nd. it has to be 60 days from when I bought it to be able to make the change. If you bought yours longer than 60 days from Go Daddy, just call them they will walk you through the process, they were very helpful to me, did not give me any problem at all
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
Hi Faraha again, I just had to purchase one from WA
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
Thank you for trying to help, but it turns out I cannot transfer my Domain Name as yet I would have had to own
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
Thank you for the information, but I cannot transfer my Domain name before 60 days after purchasing it at Go Daddy, and it has not been 60 days as yet not until Dec. 2nd, I just had to purchase one from WA.
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BobBarr Premium
Domain names do not need to be transferred to use them for hosting sites at WA.

You can use the domain name even while it's still stuck at godaddy by changing the DNS address settings to point the domain at WA's hosting servers. NoMo9-5Grind has provided the steps to do that above.
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brichnow21 Premium
Thank you! I just purcheased one through web.com, which I haven't yet launched. Nice to know about the wait time! Barb
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gcd Premium
I have just renewed my domain registration on DreamHost and set up my DNS settings to point here to WA but have a couple of questions (hopefully quick ones) please -

1. Does it now mean that the website previously registered and hosted on DreamHost, is now hosted here on WA?
The domain registration remains with DreamHost which is where I will renew each year?

2. Since doing that, I have set up my website here but I don't see any of the pages/posts from the website that I had created there. How do I get those?

Hope that makes sense.

Thanks folks
Gary
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MoritzS Premium
Once you have pointed the DNS to another company, the site is hosted there.

So now, your site is hosted at WA and the domain is still at DreamHost.

The content you created before changing the DNS gets lost if not backed up.

Moritz
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gcd Premium
Perfect. Thanks Moritz!
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MoritzS Premium
You're welcome. :)
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hey Kyle, I think that you need to update the info on SETTING UP YOUR DOMAIN DNS with GoDaddy. I do not see "Launch" instead I only see; MANAGE, which I clicked on...and then I changed it. Just took me a couple of minutes more to try to find the LAUNCH thing to click on,which is/was replaced by manage. Maybe it would benefit others...Thanks
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FDJ Premium
I am trying to change my DNS settings on 1&1 to point my domain to WA. I entered ns1.mywahosting.com under Name Server 1 and ns2.mywahosting.com under Name Server 2 and hit save but when I go back in to check the DNS settings it has reversed the two so that Name Server 1 shows as ns2.mywahosting.com and Name Server 2 shows as ns1.mywahosting.com. I called 1&1 but they could not figure it out and told me to wait until the changes update. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Thanks!
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Labman Premium
Nope haven't had that problem. I would give it a few hours then check here: internic/whois to see if the changes have propagated. Then you can change them again.
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FDJ Premium
Labman. I just checked on the link you provided and it all looks hunky dory there. Thanks for the info!
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Labman Premium
You're welcome. Glad to help
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Susangogirl Premium
I just got off the phone with godaddy, and the rep told me that these links gave him the same error message that I got, which was "The data provided cannot be used, please correct it and resubmit your request." Are these nameservers up above correct? He told me that it wouldn't "take" and to contact WA.
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Susangogirl Premium
Ok, I think I figured it out. The nameservers originally were all caps. I used the most recent ones after refreshing the page here at WA and it seems to be in progress.
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Foobard Premium
If you are using:
ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com
Then yes, they are correct. Make sure there are no spaces.
Maybe even type them in manually rather than copy and paste.

I had to try the process two or three times before I could get it to work.
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, I had no problem pointing my domains here from GoDaddy. Oh, I see you figured it out! Yay!
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THay0209 Premium
Hi! I bought my domain name from GoDaddy and I am trying to redirect to WA. However, when I log in to my account I do not see "Launch" next to domains. What is displayed is my domain name (private registration) on the left and on the right side is "Set up", "DNS", & "Manage" respectively. I've been searching for this launch button and have not had much success. Does anyone know how to navigate/connect godaddy domain with WA hosting with the GoDaddy display options that I described? Help would be much appreciated :).

Thank you,
Terese
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Foobard Premium
I would ignore looking for a "Launch" button, and explore the contents of "Manage" and "DNS".

I'm not currently on GoDaddy, but any registrar constantly changes their interface, so it is almost impossible to keep a guide on how to do things 100% accurate to what you see on the screen. Explore, but just be very careful to not click "save" or "commit" or whatever unless you are really sure you want to make a change. The "cancel" button is your friend when exploring an interface.
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THay0209 Premium
Thanks so much for your reply. I will check out these options. I was a little leery about going forward and I do understand that interfaces are ever changing, but I did not want to make the wrong
move. Thanks again!
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Foobard Premium
You're welcome. Just be very careful of what you click on and fully read any messages you receive, and you should be fine.
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MsMerry Premium
yes, Terese, it is the DNS or Manage. You probably figured it out as it was some time ago. I didn't see your question earlier. Sorry as I use GoDaddy too.
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MsMerry Premium
You were correct in your info Steve.
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StarrgirlMe Premium
Yup, I just ran into the same thing; thanks for your help Foobard. On GoDaddy, go to DNS Management, scroll down to NameServers and the Change option will be highlighted :D
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THay0209 Premium
Thanks so much! I just made the switch and I hope that it processes. The browser said that I would likely get a confirmation email of the update, but it has yet to come through. Thanks again! :)
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THay0209 Premium
Thanks! I followed your steps and updated the NameServers :).
Did you receive a confirmation of the change via email?
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MsMerry Premium
I don't remember getting one either so hopefully, it is active and you have started building.
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Shelley1960 Premium
I need HELP!!! I am a very forgetful person and I have very little understanding of the web. I own two domain sites but I have NO CLUE where or how to change the DNS settings. How do I find that out? I have them both hosted right now by another program - do I change them there? If so, how? The other program is GlobalNPN.
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doug631 Premium
the best way to get a quick answer is in the live chat.
I'm not sure myself how to do it.
Doug
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Okieaphil Premium
Who is your registrar? Godaddy? or Hostgator? You answer should be easy to find if you know who you registered the domain with...
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Shelley1960 Premium
I don't know who I registered it with. It could be hostgator.
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Shelley1960 Premium
Where's Live Chat?
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Okieaphil Premium
What's your domain name... I can do a whois and get you directions for setting your DNS
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MsMerry Premium
not familiar with GlobalNPN but most are similar. You want to change the servers at Global to our servers here with
Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com

Chances are when you log into Global NPN and click on manage your domains or something similar you will see some wording about the different things you can do. You can click on your domain you want to change and then look for words like 'manage DNS' or like that. Look for Name Servers and then click to change the name servers. You will put the above ns1.mywahosting.com and the ns2 in and then click save.
Now, not sure if Global is similar to the others but if so this should help a bit. If not, then ask in the live chat or contact support at GlobalNPN for assistance.
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Shelley1960 Premium
I figured it out. I did a google search (which a lot of times I forget I can do) and found my answers. I actually own 3 domains but one of them I know where I bought it. Thanks so much!!
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Okieaphil Premium
Yay!!! Awesome. You'll be kung-fu at this in no time. ;-)
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Pepeiata Premium
After you click on create new website it lets you get to where you write the domain name, then the title, the next step is to select a theme from thousands of them, then after selecting theme it pop up the price 14.69 then click to buy. Then it disappeared I could not find it anywhere
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LynWilson Premium
I have been trying to follow instructions to transfer my domain from Go Daddy to WA. And I'm lost!!! I need serious help because I have this message 'You have 1 domain pending removal in 6 days due to DNS issues' So I am now freaking out because the Go Daddy Account does not fit the instructions to follow!

This is doing my head in! HELP PLEASE!!
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JohnV Premium
May I suggest that you put in a request to site support, explaining exactly what you have done. If you follow the advice from marionblack about backing up your site, by using wp clone, then change the DNS settings in godaddy to to the WA settings, once your site is hosted here, you can perform the restore from wp clone yourself, or ask site support to help you do it.
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LynWilson Premium
Thank you. It's still all gobbly gook at the moment! Lol
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Joanne-G Premium
I just redirected my Domains from Go Daddy to WA. When I searched my domain names online, it says they aren't available. Is this because they are being redirected and will take a few days, AND, because I haven't set up a website in WA?

Also, when would be the right time to cancel my GoDaddy hosting?
Thanks!!!
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Kksb0711 Premium
You should set up your site on WA first under a siterubix domain, and then transfer your domain to it.
You can export the content from your site on GD, then import it to your site at WA. You are just basically transferring everything to WA.

Does that make sense?
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Joanne-G Premium
I already did the redirect before setting up a site in WA. Does this matter?
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Kksb0711 Premium
Do you still have access to them on your GD account?
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Joanne-G Premium
I just called GD and they said the redirect in is progress. I don't have access to my websites or domains at this time.

They also said I need to contact WA tech support to get a ZONE FILE set up since my emails that were connected to my domain names are no longer accessible.

I was of the understanding that my emails stayed at GD since they were registered there. Ahhh....what a schmozzle.

I looked around for tech support, but the only thing I found was in the Site Rubix - Tech support ticket.
I assume there's no 800# to call to get immediate assistance, is there??
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Kksb0711 Premium
How frustrating! I would submit a support ticket with WA letting them know what happened and that you need a ZONE FILE set up. Here...
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

I would create a site first though. Just to get a domain they can connect with you. It doesn't take long. Just choose a domain and a theme, and you can change it later.
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Joanne-G Premium
OK. thanks for the support, again! :-)
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Kksb0711 Premium
No problem
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Elbert1 Premium
similar problem here and do not know exactly where to go for solutions.
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mrswareagle Premium
Once I have updated my GoDaddy DNS address to point to WA, is there another step that I need to take? Or is it simply a matter of waiting for the site to show up under the "Move" menu when I type it in? Thanks in advance! Itching to get started!
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MsMerry Premium
you should be good to go.
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dgurtner Premium
You also need to add the site to WA's hosting in the site management tool
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mrswareagle Premium
Actually there were a couple more steps, but by poking around in the menus, I was able to figure it out.
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JonathanFL Premium
WAR EAGLE! (sorry, just had to get that in)
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mrswareagle Premium
A big War Eagle to you!!
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dgurtner Premium
Glad it worked!
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MsMerry Premium
My apologies. I have been sick and thinking wasn't in the picture I guess. I should not have assumed that you had the rest of it under wraps. Oops. Glad it worked out in the end. :)
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mrswareagle Premium
I'm good at figuring things out. Thanks for getting me started.
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map3 Premium
If you're using HostMonster like I am, here are the steps:

1) Click "Domains" tab next to WordPressTools.
2) Check the Domain Box on the bottom left side where your domains are.
3) Click the "Name Servers" tab.
4) Click "Use Custom Nameservers"

This is where I had to call HostMonster..
So I didn't see that you could scroll down because it doesn't look like there's a section to scroll down from how it's cut off. Now I know and just wanted to make sure others didn't waste time contacting them after reading this.

They said it could take up to 4 hours to take effect.
Hope this has helped!
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sybull Premium
You'd be better off buying here. I used to think Go Daddy was cheaper and then I found out we get privacy registration included for free so it's actually cheaper if you include that. I don't know much about whois but I'd think there are more benefits to registering thru WA with that too.
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jawwad777 Premium
ok so what is this link for? http://admin.1and1.com

I have no idea what this is and how am i supposed to login if i have never even heard of or registered here? i need some clarification here.

I purchased my domain from godaddy recently and the just completed the last step of adding the hosting link or something on godaddy, but what is this " http://admin.1and1.com" thing? i cannot proceed to the next step until i figure this out, can someone please help here thanks, i dont understand this tech stuff, my brain does not function on this level, your help would really be appreciated
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Labman Premium
GoDaddy is your registrar, one and one is the hosting. Since you are with WA, you can host here. You won't need an account at 1&1.

You may want to consider transferring your registration to WA at some point (instead of renewing at GoDaddy) For now, just point the nameservers to WA and use the hosting here that is included with your Premium membership.
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MsMerry Premium
You have done everything you need to do if you pointed or transferred your domain from GoDaddy. 1and1 is just another hosting company that people may have used. You used GoDaddy, so just keep going in your training.
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starduzt Premium
Hi Labman am really LOST since yesterday ... : (

just purchase my domain at WA ... now,
what is the host domain?
do I really need to purchase this to godaddy or 1&1

I want to transfer my free installed website rubix.com - to the domain I just purchase from WA but for some reason it really confused me coz I cannot get through to the process ...

crying emoji : (
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Labman Premium
If you purchased the domain at WA and you have a siterubix site, then you can go into the SiteRubix menu item, and click on Site Manager. Here you will see your siterubix site. In the boxes at the bottom of the site listing there is one called move.

Click on this and follow the prompts. You will enter the domain name that you purchased and the content on your siterubix site will appear on your new domain.

Then you just need to add more content on the new site.
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AlphaRat49 Premium
I don't understand this stuff. Why do I need to point my GoDaddy domain name to WA? I have never done this stuff before and don't want to screw up something. Can I use the GoDaddy as it sits and build the website here on WA under the SiteRubix ?? Or is that why you have to point it to WA? What are the differences between having something pointed at WA instead of GD? I am a doof here.
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MozMary Premium
sounds like you bought your domain name at godaddy?

or did you buy hosting there?

can you remember what you signed up to there or bought from them? Sounds like you don't have a website set up already

Domain names are bought for a one off fee of a few dollars and renewed every year, but they still need hosting, you point the domain name from wherever you bought it to whoever your host is - you've got hosting with your membership here and it is cheaper than their top hosting plan there, so all you have to do is put the WA server numbers into your godaddy domain name account, when you log in they've got a box for that [search bar should bring up some training on it]


Why pay twice for hosting or keep your website hosted on a cheap plan or why pay for and drive a cheap car when you've already paid for a racecar here parked round the back, unused?

the search bar top of the page gives lots of explanations on this
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tgtobb Premium
All you are doing is telling the world, through GoDaddy where your website is being hosted. Think of the domain name server the same as the card catalog file in your public library, you look up the book title (in our case the website) you want to see, the card tells you which shelf and book number to look for to find your book, in our case the domain name server is telling your web browser what hosting server (WA) has your website and where to look to display it on your screen.

It's actually pretty simple even though not exactly intuitive. :-)
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AlphaRat49 Premium
Cool deal, thanks for the explanation. I will give it a go.
Regards, David
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AlphaRat49 Premium
I did just buy the domain name. It has been sitting there waiting to be used for a few months
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AlphaRat49 Premium
I understand it a little better now. Except I lost my library card a while back. haha. Take care, David
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MsMerry Premium
You want to point your GoDaddy domain name here so you can use that domain name on the website you are going to be building here. You can leave that domain at GoDaddy and not point the servers to WA but then you will need to come up with a different domain name or use the free sites. It is more professional looking to have your own and the pointing of the servers is as easy as Kyle points out. Once you do it you will be surprised at how easy it was.
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AlphaRat49 Premium
Got it done. Way easier than building the website
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DrSound Premium
I just went through the steps with network solutions. They've been costing me a fortune since I only used them for email and once hosted a site for a organization that I helped found. Once that was transferred to the University of Michigan's server, I should have left network solutions, but instead I just left money in their coffers.

So, I wait to move on to build out the web page until the transfer is complete.

The email comes over as well, correct?
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littlemama Premium
You will need to create that email again, but you can ask Site Support to make sure.
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mike-stewart Premium
You have got to be kidding???!!! I've never had this much trouble forwarding a domain before. This stuff is not alien to me...but I just don't get this.


Server Error in '/park' Application.

This is usually a temporary error during hostname resolution and means that the local server did not receive a response from an authoritative server

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: This is usually a temporary error during hostname resolution and means that the local server did not receive a response from an authoritative server

Source Error:


Line 140: }
Line 141:
Line 142: if (InRange(System.Net.Dns.GetHostEntry(_parkedDomainProvider.Value.DomainName).AddressList[0].ToString()) == false)
Line 143: {
Line 144: Response.Clear();

Source File: d:\Sites\CDS\cds\controllers\page-controller.aspx.cs Line: 142

Stack Trace:


[SocketException (0x2afa): This is usually a temporary error during hostname resolution and means that the local server did not receive a response from an authoritative server]
System.Net.Dns.GetAddrInfo(String name) +6670986
System.Net.Dns.InternalGetHostByName(String hostName, Boolean includeIPv6) +106
System.Net.Dns.GetHostEntry(String hostNameOrAddress) +109
CDSPageControllers_page_controller.get_DocumentRoute() in d:\Sites\CDS\cds\controllers\page-controller.aspx.cs:142
Atlantis.Framework.Web.CDSContent.CDSContentPageControllerBase.WhiteListCheck() +39
Atlantis.Framework.Web.CDSContent.CDSContentPageControllerBase.OnPreInit(EventArgs e) +28
System.Web.UI.Page.PerformPreInit() +37
System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +296
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Gunnertwist Premium
I do not know much about this level of detail, but I would recommend that u send this info to SiteSupport and see if they can help u. Sry I cannot help u further.
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Foobard Premium
You're trying to forward the domain? I'm not sure that is supported here. You can point the domain or transfer.
You may want to contact Site Support on this.
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ChrisScott Premium
If you are going to have WA host it then the DNS have to point to the host who host the website. Your domain can remain parked wherever it is at now, but for the Search Engines to know where the WordPress install in it is, then the servers of that domain must point to the host.

Thus... point the DNS(s) to whoever you want to host it.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I transferred my domain to WA from ipage and paid..and it shows on WA that it's ready, but I can't put the name servers in..I tried to put the name servers in the domain in ipage since it still shows it there, but they don't recognize the name servers..I talked to the support, and they said since I already transferred my domain name over, I have to put the name servers in here at WA...how does that work? lol
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cwelliver Premium
let's figure it out
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Thank you!! :) I thought maybe Kyle would know, but my domain was bought through ipage.com and there's no tutorial for that one! And ipage support wasn't much help! They told me I had to change the name servers at WA..lol
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ThomasPaul Premium
Does your domain show on this page?

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
yes, but not with my other domains..it's at the bottom of the page, and it still shows that domain at my other server ipage!
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ThomasPaul Premium
What does the "status" say on this page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains/transfer
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Pending transfer and then in yellow words it says transfer in progress, but on the other page in green it says ready!
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ThomasPaul Premium
Have you received any emails asking you to confirm the transfer?
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
nope, but I'll check my other email from ipage! One sec!
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Okay got this email in my other email account! Re: Transfer of http://everythingfamilylife.com

http://Domain.com received notification on Mon Jun 19 14:27:07 2017 that you have requested a transfer to another domain name registrar.

If you want to proceed with this transfer, you do not need to respond to this message.

If you wish to cancel the transfer, please contact us before Sat Jun 24 14:27:07 2017 by going to our website,


You may need to enter the following information to accept or decline the transfer:

Domain Name: http://everythingfamilylife.com


If we do not hear from you by Sat Jun 24 14:27:07 2017, the transfer will proceed. Just have to wait for Saturday I guess because I don't know where that transfer key goes..lol

Thank you so much for your help! :)
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ThomasPaul Premium
Please remove the transfer key from your posting that could be a sensitive piece of information.

I'm assuming you entered the EPP code when you paid for the transfer at WA?
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I didn't even put the transfer key in yet, as I just saw the email when you asked me to check...lol
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ThomasPaul Premium
Please edit your comment above to remove the key from your comment.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
okay..thank you! :) I deleted it from my post..I guess that was kinda dumb..lol
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tgtobb Premium
You change your DNS server names on the site where you originally purchased the domain name. That is where you enter the WA DNS server names.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I did that, and they said the name servers don't exist...lol
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tgtobb Premium
What were the nameservers you entered?
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
What it listed : Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com
but without the primary and secondary in front of them! I moved domains to other servers before, and I even ran my own server years ago, so I know how to put in name servers, but IPage doesn't like those nameservers...lol
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tgtobb Premium
Those should work, they are the same as one of my sites. When you enter them in the dashboard on the IPage site where you bought the domain name, make sure there is no extra space in front of or after the addresses. If IPage allows more than the two nameservers, then just get 2 additional from OpenDomain and add them as well, never hurts to have an extra directory anyway.

Barring any success there I would open another support ticket with WA and request new DNS servers. Don't add that request to an existing support ticket as it may just muddy the waters and confuse things even more, a new ticket is best in my experience. :-)
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tgtobb Premium
I also see a couple of other issues that are not necessarily DNS related.

-- Your URL is not simply http://everythingfamilylife.com/, you need to add an s for SSL, thus making it https://everythingfamilylife.com/. That gives a nonspecific 500 internal server error which is too generic to be meaningful at all. :-(

-- Do you have the numeric IP address of your website from your control panel? If so enter those digits in your web browser (no https, etc.) and see if you can open your site from there. If that fails then there is another hosting server issue other than DNS on the WA server. The numeric IP address ignores DNS entirely and goes directly to your website server.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Thank you! It is all working now! :) Thanks for all your help! :)
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I bought my domain through WA and it wants me to set up my DNS servers with the WA name servers...that doesn't make any sense..lol..and it's the first time it asked me to do that! Kyle...help..am having so much trouble with this one domain...lol
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mike-stewart Premium
I finally found it...boy GoDaddy says they made it easy BS. Heres the message I get when I changed the name server
Records
We can't display your DNS information because your nameservers aren't managed by us.

Nameservers
Last updated 6/22/2017 6:32 PM

Using custom nameservers Change
Nameserver
ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com
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Foobard Premium
It may look like an error message, but this means you were successful in pointing the domain to WA!
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I tried to transfer my domain from ipage everythingfamilylife.com, and the first part of the transfer is done, but when I put in the name servers in ipage to transfer it completely over, it gives me this message: Records for everythingfamilylife.com could not be updated. The nameserver you chose may not be a valid nameserver. Please verify with the provider and try again
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TommyA1 Premium
The problem with my domian is that it needs to be on either the primary or secondary DNS. Now the question that was asked of me was where did I purchases it, and I was given three choices, However, it was purchased here at WA, so I would assume that today when everything went down My domian was taken out of its DNS. So If anyone runs into that problem I will be able to help.
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compassion22 Premium
Question for anyone who understands. OK!!! I followed the instructions for Setting up DNS above. When I clicked on add, it gave me three options for DNS so I chose to go with what happened when I chose custom in the drop down which gave me two name server options. Was that correct? Or is there something more I should know about what happens when I clicked on add, and should I have chosen that instead?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Donald,

If you are using the nameservers detailed in the following post: ...then yes.
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compassion22 Premium
Thank you Triblu
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abdul11 Premium
are using the nameservers detailed

WA Hosting - Setting Up Your Domain DNS

..yes should be okay
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Anagrog Premium
Who is your domain registrar (where did you purchase the domain?)
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi all!

I need a bit of clarification...
I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with what I have to do or really confused what the WA Premium program is offering me in terms of domain names and web hosting....

I have a GoDaddy WordPress hosting account with 3 domain names purchased from GoDaddy.

Each of my GD domain names comes with it's own email account.
-What happens or what needs to happen to have everything come under WA?
-Do I need to close out my GoDaddy WP hosting account?
-If so, do I lose my entire email accounts?
-Will I be able to have email access for the domain names hosted at WA?

I'm afraid to do anything "techie" like changing anything in case I lose so much email info...

Thanks for any guidance anyone can offer.
Lost in tech overwhelm,
Joanne
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MsMerry Premium
Are you paying for the WordPress sites you created thru GoDaddy? I just used GoDaddy for my domains and then pointed the server to here as it says above. Are you using the email accounts and are you active on the WordPress accounts you have? If not, you could just point the servers to here as in the training and set up your email here. Unless you either point the domains here or transfer them you won't be able to use them so I guess it is a matter of how active they are. Not sure this helps but maybe someone else can come in and help further.
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi MsMerry,
Yes, I paid GD for hosting, renewable every 2 years - up this year, I think. One email isn't used, the other two are.

Are you saying that if I transfer everything over to WA, I might lose the existing emails in the account, but moving forward, I will still be able to use those email addresses?
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MsMerry Premium
I am not sure on that one Joanne relating to the emails question. Yes, I pay GD for my domains and hosting is done, but never bothered with the email set up. I didn't transfer my domains, I just pointed the DNS server to WA on Godaddy and then I was able to use my chosen domain name here. I use my email that I set up here as it is easy to do. Probably yes, you would lose the emails but not certain of that. Sorry, I am not more help, but it does make sense that the emails could still be active if you don't transfer but instead point the servers to here. Your host is still GoDaddy for your domain names, but if you want to use those domain names here, you have to do one or the other. Am I muddling things more for you?
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Foobard Premium
That's a good amount of work.
First, start with your least important site and do them one at a time to completion before you start the next one.
You'd have to back up the GD WordPress website with a plugin.
Backup email account for that domain
Either transfer the GD domain to WA or leave the GD domain in place and just point to the WA Nameservers. I think domain pointing would be safest, as it gives you a fallback plan if things go awry. You can always transfer them later.
Once the domain pointing or transfer is successful, you install WordPress on a site here (very quick process)
You install the same backup plugin from your old site.
You restore the backup file to your new WA site.
Test.
Test some more.
Configure email on the new domain. Decide if you want to forward emails or have three separate accounts. I like forwarding. You can reply as the specific account, and there's a lot less fuss with dealing with all those accounts.
Restore email. (Process varies depending on if you are using a client like Outlook or a webmail like Gmail)

After you are satisfied that everything is running ok, you can start your next one.

After all three are done, and everything passed its tests, and you get your friends to verify that they can get to your websites, you can consider terminating your GoDaddy hosting.

If things don't go so great, you can just repoint your nameservers back to Godaddy, (hopefully you documented the old settings first) and decide to just leave the sites at GD or hire someone to do this.

Random additional notes:
I should also mention that you should understand the limitations of Wealthy Affiliate hosting before you do anything. You do not have cPanel access, direct access to the databases, or cron jobs. That isn't a problem for the vast majority of people, but some custom plugins and self-hosted email autoresponders will not work.
You asked for clarification on what you get here at WA. WA includes email hosting and forwarding at no additional charge. You can point domains registered elsewhere to Wealthy Affiliate for no cost. If you transfer your domains, I think the current cost is $15 per domain per year, which includes Whois privacy protection. That is an expensive add-on at Godaddy.
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MsMerry Premium
Thanks for stepping in Steve. I think I had the general idea right but you really clarified where I couldn't. Appreciate you helping.
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Foobard Premium
You're welcome. It was an interesting problem so I wanted to lay out a step by step instead of just contributing missing parts.

The email is the difficult part. Or at least the part that makes it more complicated. I think doing the domains one at a time is better because you are confirming that the process works. The last thing you want is to start the process on all three domains at once because you're trying to save on time and possibly labor cost and then realize that there's a problem. A contingency plan to go back to what you had is also great to have.
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MsMerry Premium
I so agree. It was interesting, wasn't it? I am just so happy you saw it and jumped in.
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Kksb0711 Premium
The first thing I would do is go to your current website, export everything to a document, and then save it, just in case something happens. Here is how you do that... You can transfer your domain name and import everything from your old website onto your WA website.Then you can cancel your GD account, because you get free hosting with WA. You get your own email for each website with WA as well, I am not sure if you can use the same email address, but you can try to create the same one if you go to "Email" after clicking on the black square with the airplane up top. Here is a video to help you transfer your domain... I hope this helps, let me know if you have more questions.
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi MsMerry,
I think this is making sense :-)
I need to better understand the WA hosting and domain service. I understand about redirecting the domain name, but need more on the hosting side, especially since my membership fee covers this. Then, I'll have to learn about website development and all!
Oh my!:-)
Thanks for your contribution. Much appreciated.
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MozMary Premium
if you are paying for premium membership here then you are paying for hosting and it may be more advanced hosting than you have at godaddy? Worth looking into it with sitesupport to see what's involved with moving those sites and email.
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MsMerry Premium
You are welcome and as you said, with premium hosting is included. Unfortunately for me, my domains are 2 years so cannot transfer yet.
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi Foobard,
Thanks so very much for all the detailed reply. You are awesome!
My GD websites aren't being used, expect for one is just a home page. I've been waiting to set them up once I knew what I wanted to be or do when I grew up! :-)

Can you help me understand more about what you said....

You said, "You do not have cPanel access, direct access to the databases, or cron jobs. That isn't a problem for the vast majority of people, but some custom plugins and self-hosted email autoresponders will not work."

Does this mean that if I want to use tools to build email lists, such as LeadPages, and email management tool, like AWeber or Mailchimp to capture email addresses, I won't be able to with WA??

And what are the implications of not having access to cPanel, direct access to the databases, or cron jobs?

And, that the WA premium fees for hosting are far more affordable than, say GD?

So much techie stuff that I need to understand to make decisions, and I thank you for your very valuable info and feedback!
Thank you!!!
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Foobard Premium
MailChimp and Aweber will work with WA. They are paid services that are hosted by third parties. I was referring to self-hosted solutions, running directly on your own server. There are a lot of downsides to doing that, and a higher level of technical knowledge is required. Just google "self hosted autoresponder", and you will see a bunch of articles, and some that go into all the potential problems.

WA hides the complexity from running a website. They make it extremely easy. In return for making it easy, they impose some limitations. These limitations only apply to a very few people who are "techies" for the lack of a better word.

As far as the implications of not having access to those techie features, there really isn't any. They would only matter if you wanted to create a custom database, and write custom SQL queries to it, if you wanted to run Joomla or some other CMS that is not Wordpress, create scripts to run at scheduled times, etc. This is all stuff you aren't likely to be doing. WA is a wordpress host. It is logical for them to limit what people do to just wordpress. It is easier to support, and it is easier for the user, as there isn't a maze of options to choose from.

I am here mostly for the training. The hosting was just a bonus. But, yes, I think WA is better than GD for hosting.
Sorry for the delay in responding.
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Joanne-G Premium
This is so clear. Thanks for the detailed explanation. One moe wuestion..do you know if eight WA I could run wish list?? As a plug in to run/ host ,manage online courses where clients can go to access resources??
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Foobard Premium
I'm not sure exactly what you are asking here. If you are going to be offering online courses, I would use a platform designed for that, like Udemy https://www.udemy.com which is most known for their public courses but offers private courses too, or there might be other ones that allow subscriptions and private courses, like maybe this one https://www.proprofs.com/training/
You could create and host your online training courses in one of these other third party engines that are designed for that purpose and then link to the training from your website.

But anything is possible, but "anything" often requires custom coding, which can be very expensive to contract out, hope it is done correctly, and then it has to be maintained, which is an ongoing cost. Using third party services can be a lot easier to manage. Plus they come with built in support.
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Joanne-G Premium
Good points. I'm probably nit picking since I find it hard to get clear about technology when I can't have a verbal chat to talk my ideas / questions through.

Thanks again for your very helpful chat. I also feel better about dropping Go Daddy and staying with WA as my hosting company. :-)
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Foobard Premium
You're welcome. I like helping people, and it makes my skills better as a bonus.
Well, if they offered phone support where you could actually talk to someone, I guarantee they would have to charge more. But again, in my view, the value in WA is maybe 80% in the upsell-free education, 10% in the networking, inspiration, and motivation, and maybe 10% in the included hosting.
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mikejwilson Premium
@Joanne-G thanks for asking the question @Foobard @MsMerry @Moz @Kksb0711 thank you all for offering your expertise. I just went trhough the process of pointing a domain to WA server, I'll check back tomorrow to see if it was successful.
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MsMerry Premium
Looking forward to that Mike.
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Anagrog Premium
When you change over your dns to the WA name servers, your email will be on WA. All the namservers do is tell the internet where to find your website. Let me know if you require assistance.
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Joanne-G Premium
@Foodbard,

I'm seeing lots of questions going around best hosting options...So, I called GD and learned my annual hosting cost is $119 CDN firm, and with WA, I pay out on average per MONTH $79 CDN with fluctuating USD/CDN Exchange rate each month.

I understand I'm paying WA for the education, networking and awesome support/feedback, like you offer as a community member.

I guess this is why I'm hesitating to move forward beyond Course 1, lesson 1 where I need to set up my website account!

So, in essence, WA is the same as GD hosting, and they are offering the free websites to choose from, with training on how to build and maintain my own website on my already owned domain names (which can be renewed through WA if I choose later, with access to my existing email through WA, and the extra costs of about $800/year is the education, and active community?

Sorry if I'm appearing a bit daft with all of this, but my gut is stopping me from moving forward until I have full understanding of it all :-)
With awesome kindness sent your way!!!
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MsMerry Premium
Joanne, I checked that also with GD and I chose to point my domain servers here because I have the advantage of learning so much more. I have never paid to host at GoDaddy for my domains. I just keep it all really simple and only have the basic domain without all the extras. We don't really need that right away.
I did the comparison and actually did a review.
You have your domain name, it is paid for so why not just point the servers here and you can learn how to do this yourself. In the end, it is the better way to go. Hope this helps a bit.
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Joanne-G Premium
MsMerry, I'm good with redirecting my domain names, I was just really comparing the hosting fees - GD $118/year vs. WA about $500 (CDN).
The $400 difference is education and community, I guess.
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MsMerry Premium
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing but it all comes down to what you already know I guess and feel comfortable doing without help. Here is the review I did and you can see if it rings true with you.
https://myaffiliatehomebiz.com/godaddy-wealthy-affiliate-review
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Joanne-G Premium
Good article. Thanks for sharing! In the end, it's about building an online business - with awesome support! :-)
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MsMerry Premium
100% agree with you, Joanne. All the best in your decision making.
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Joanne-G Premium
Decision done Went annual! Thanks so much for your support! :-)
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MsMerry Premium
Congrats Joanne! That is what I did as well. And you are so welcome. It was a pleasure to help out.
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MzBlackAus Premium
Help please!?
I own a domain at freelogoservices.com , actually forgot I owned it until today lol ;-)
Anyway I'm trying to link it to here, when I go into the DNS and Nameserver settings I first see image 1. When I click on My Nameservers I get image 2...Question is what do I input into those fields so I can host my domain here? The lesson only includes 2 ns settings...I'm confused lol...
Thanks Shelle :-D
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BeauAndNik Premium
ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

Add these in the number 1 and 2 spaces for the nameservers

:)
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MzBlackAus Premium
Thanks ... so do I delete the third one under DNS3? Or just leave it as is?
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BeauAndNik Premium
delete it. Just use the two WA ones
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MzBlackAus Premium
Excellent thank you very very much! Much appreciated :-)
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otikoroASH Premium
I switched the domain name of my website from Go daddy to the website I bought on WA.

It was always hosted by WA. now everything is WA the domain name I bought through here and of course I set it up on this server going all the way through course 1 so far.

I'm trying to make sure my DNS settings are okay but I don't know where to look.
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MsMerry Premium
If you bought your domain name here you don't have to worry about the DNS. You should be good to go.
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Foobard Premium
I'm not sure what "switched" means, but it sounds like you transferred the domain to WA. So it is all here. It is not pointed from Godaddy. If that is the case, and it is working for you, then there is nothing to check. They try to make things super simple here, so there's not much to mess with. You could always verify with Site Support that everything looks ok.
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otikoroASH Premium
Thank you for the :)
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otikoroASH Premium
I already have a domain I want to use that I purchased from go daddy. I went through these steps but I am stuck on :

"To Set up Your Domain Name Servers" instructions.

It tells me to :

Log in to your 1&! account manager at http://admin.1and1.com

i go to that link but I do not know how to sign in. I have never been to this page before
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leoemery Premium
As you bought the domain from Go Daddy you need to log into your go daddy account not 1&1 - 1&1 is a different domain registar
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otikoroASH Premium
okay i did that already, maybe i'm all set.
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leoemery Premium
Ok, go to Manage Domains, click the box beside your domain name and then in the menu click on Name Servers - then Set Name Servers - now change the nameservers to the WA servers, it can take from a few minutes to a few hours for things to update
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BabyPhoenix Premium
DNSSEC

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protect your domain from attacks such as DNS cache poison attacks and DNS spoofing. Your DNS provider can provide you with the values you need to activate DNSSEC.

Ok, so who can help me resolve this? When I transfer to WA for hosting, This is immediately after.
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immistermike Premium
That's a good questions for SiteSupport. I know we have security and security monitoring but I don't know the specifics. Ask SiteSupport. They should get right back to you.
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Mimidawg Premium
Okay, so godaddy must have updated how they do this because I don't have these same options as listed here. I have the option to enter only the ns1 name in one box. this took me to a page where it says that now my site will be redirected to the ns1 address and it also asks if I want it permanently or temporarily. It also asks me if I want it forwarded only, or forwarded with masking. And a finish button. So simple it feels so wrong! Please help. :)
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JohnV Premium
Looks to me like you have got it right. The proof will be whether it works!
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Foobard Premium
I'm not sure that you are on the right page. You don't want to forward or forward with masking. Did the domain show up here so you can move your siterubix site to it? Otherwise, with forwarding, it will just forward all the traffic to your siterubix website. Which is not ideal.
You posted this almost a day ago, I'm just wondering and hoping that you got it to work. If not, let us know!
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JaslineBerry Premium
When I went on godaddy, it looked different from the example. Probably an update. I copied it to share.

Log in to your GoDaddy account.
Next to Domains, click Manage.
How you set your custom nameservers will depend on the view of your account.

Card View

In Card View, your account will look something like this:


Select the domain name you want to use, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Manage DNS.
Under Nameservers, click Change.
Under Choose your new nameserver type, select Custom.
Enter the custom nameservers your hosting provider gave you and click Save.
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, they did make a couple of small changes on godaddy but the nameservers info is the same. Thanks for posting this will help a lot of others.
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JaslineBerry Premium
@Vcordero, I had to the problem and figured it out. Here is the process
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HDee Premium
Hey guys, I purchased a domain from namecheap. I followed the directions to change the dns over to wealthy affiliates but when i try to transfer it says, "oops, we ran into a problem on our end and are working to fix it" or something to that effect.. WHat does this mean?
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TDBauer Premium
It could just be a technical issue namecheap is having at the moment. Try it again in an hour or two and see what happens. If the problem persists then you should be able to contact somebody at namecheap via email or text chat.
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HDee Premium
Thank you for the response. ITs actually saying that the error is on WA side. That is what shows when i try, There is a message underneath it that says oops we(WA) have ran into a error. I was just curious as to if its happen to anyone else
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MsMerry Premium
you don't want to do a transfer Deanna but just point the domain servers as above to WA. Just find where in Namecheap to change the DNS and add these in instead of what is there.
Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com
Don't hit transfer. Probably a save button. I use Godaddy so it is a bit different.
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Foobard Premium
I also registered domains from NameCheap, and I was changing the name server settings, and I had the same message. I noticed there was a weird space in the name server field after pasting it in. I edited out the space, and it still didn't work. Then I switched back to NameCheap basic DNS, waited 90 or so seconds, and then switched back to custom, and put the WA nameservers back in, this time being extra careful to make sure no spaces. It worked! Then I tried another domain, being extra careful, and it failed also! I tried the switch back to Namecheap basic DNS, and then back to custom, and this time I was extra, extra careful, and it worked! I'm really not sure what the problem was, I can only guess that the process is extra finicky, and when it doubt, switch it back, and then reenter the name servers. After pasting it in, delete a character and type it back in. I hope this makes some sense. Basically, I'm confirming it DOES work, you just might have to try it a few times before it will work.
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niazdoc Premium
hi freinds,
i have a domain bought from godaddy , nd hosted by hostgator, just 1 month back , and its live now and i am working on it by posting 3 to 5 topics regarding money making niche.My doubt is , is it a good decision to buy new domain nd start WA affiliate program separately or clubbing the same web to WA , bcz i fear more than 1 websites with same niche may be difficult to manage.plz help me
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JohnV Premium
It would probably make good sense to include your WA promotions with the site you already have, providing your content is appropriate to WA. You could do a completely separate site, but you might be making extra work, for no real advantage.
Perhaps others might offer a view?
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niazdoc Premium
thank you JohnV for help ..cheers!!!
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CHardin1 Premium
I had the same problem a few days ago. I went to site support, and they suggested I go into my privacy/security settings and delete the personal email on file then re-enter it. They said a new verification would be sent.

I haven't received the new verification request yet, but I will update when I do!
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TheresaBrad1 Premium
Hi everyone, seems I always need help.Still trying to get my domain up.
Now I am getting the notice saying 'to complete domain registration click on link in email sent by ICANN'
Did not receive the email, not in trash or spam either.

Anyone else have this issue? Thanks in advance.
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timtex0077 Premium
where did you buy your domain from?
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TheresaBrad1 Premium
WA
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ksholloman Premium
Hey Kyle. I did all of this 2 days ago, and my site is still down. The only difference I see is when I submit my DNS changes, it puts ns2 in primary, and ns1 in secondary. But WebHostingHub told me that shouldn't matter. Any ideas why my site would still not be showing up? Thanks in advance
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MsMerry Premium
Where did you purchase your domain from Kevin? Was it the WebHostingHub you mentioned? I think it is important to have them in the right order. It is at Godaddy.
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ksholloman Premium
Hey MsMerry, thanks for your reply! Yes, it was WebHostingHub where I purchased it. I have tried changing it several times, and each time I do and click 'submit', it reverts back to the way it is set now. So, I chatted with them and they said it wouldn't matter. I can ask them to try and make it stick the correct way so to speak.
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MsMerry Premium
I would as that seems to be the only thing causing the problem. I use GoDaddy and it is so easy. Sorry, you are having a problem.
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ksholloman Premium
I contacted support again. They were able to flip it. So I'll give it some time, and hopefully that works. Thanks for your help! :)
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MsMerry Premium
I will keep my fingers crossed for you! All the best and you are welcome.
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ksholloman Premium
Well the DNS servers were flipped, and the site is still down :(
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MsMerry Premium
sorry Kevin, I didn't see this! Are you up yet? If not reach out to support and see if they can help you. ( support here that is)
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ksholloman Premium
I'm up now :)
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amberscavone Premium
Hey everyone. I was hoping to receive a little help. I have received emails stating that my DNS has not been set up however I thought I did set this up.

From Domain.com, I have changed the nameservers to:
nameserver 1: ns1.mywahosting.com
nameserver 2: ns2.mywahosting.com

I'm not sure what else is supposed to be done. I appreciate any advice I can get.
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LWayne Premium
Can somebody enplane what 1&1.com is for? I purchased my site from Namecheep.com .When I tried to sign on the 1&1, they did not recognize me, because i had never used them I created a sign on and went through the steps, like Kyle's message said and then they wanted to charge me a fee. So what is 1&1?

I had already gone to Namechiep and reassigned my server to ns1 & ns2.mywahosting.com. but i keep getting a message from Kyle saying i do not have a DNS set up. So what all do i need to do?
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Labman Premium
Both namecheap and 1&1 are registrars and web hosts. WA is also a registrar and web host. Your Premium membership covers hosting so once you have purchased your URL and reassigned the DNS, you will be on WA hosting and have no need for hosting on 1&1.
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Drawshot Premium
Hi,

It can sometimes take hours, even a day or two at times for domain names to resolve.

If you bought your name at Namecheap, and have it hosted here at WA, then 1&1 should not be part of anything you're doing here.
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LWayne Premium
Thanks for you answer and response!
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nathaniell Premium
1&1 and namecheap offer the same service. If you bought from namecheap, you don't need 1&1.

Sounds like you changed the DNS already correctly, so now you just have to wait a bit so all the "behind the scenes" stuff and hook up and start working. Might take a day or two. Check back tomorrow!
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apearce56 Premium
Well, I am making progress I think. I got the DNS situation resolved. I then installed the all in one SEO plug in. Now my site is not available via mobile and via IE & Chrome I am gettting a website security certificate issue. Some days I think I should stay away from the Internet world, lol. Any thoughts and ideas would be greatly appreciated. TIA
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apearce56 Premium
I transfrred my site to WA. The transfer went ok but I got an email from WA today that my "If you wish to use the hosting at Wealthy Affiliate for alrvinspection.com, then all you need to do is point the DNS to WA hosting servers by editing the DNS/NameServer options on your domain registrar (where you purchased the domain)." I found and entered the DNS numbers in Wordprerss which is where I started with my website. When i select "save custom name servers" I get an error message "unable to update name servers". I did it twice, same results. Thoughts?
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HowardJaros Premium
Hi Al!

If you transferred your website and it is now hosted at WA, then you need to go to the "Site Rubix" link on the upper left of your WA account screen and click on "site domains." Next to alrvinspection.com on the right side, you should see settings. Click on name servers and be sure those are set to ns1.mywahosting.com for the primary server and ns2.mywahosting.com for the secondary nameserver. I think that is what you need for this to work. I could be wrong. If so, contact tech support and they will check for you.
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apearce56 Premium
Thanks Howard. Hope is all and well with you and Pam
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HowardJaros Premium
You two as well!#
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Kray63 Premium
I don't have any of these sites and I have tried to update my website a number of times. So I am not sure what I am to be doing to gather the necessary information. Also I keep adding people to my site and commenting on others as well, but I am unable to received any response back. What else can I do to make things better?
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MsMerry Premium
where is your domain hosted then Kray63? Maybe someone can help you. I am with GoDaddy so not sure I can help. But if you have your website working here already you don't have to worry about the hosting. From what I see in your post, you are adding people to your site and commenting so I am a little confused.
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Kray63 Premium
I got a rely to add my website pkm1963.com to this company website. I went in a paid $13.36 to add it from Wordpress.com which my first website was designed and setup through Wordpress. I went to upload the information and I was continuing to get the information to upgrade or lose my website as well as the other information.
What I was trying to do was make sure it was added without getting another message. Plus I have that one already established to add this one on. So my question would be do I need to do anything else or am I good?
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FranMcK Premium
I have redirected the name servers in GoDaddy (2 days ago) and input my domain name for WA hosting, next to the url it says "Ready" but when I go to "Create A New Website On A Domain I Own", it comes up with an error message saying I have to enable WA hosting via the Domains page. Have I done something wrong?
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kmer6 Premium
Good morning Fran. It sounds like you did everything correctly. I would suggest you allow WA Support to help in this matter. They are fast and will do it correctly.
I hope this helps.
Ken
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FranMcK Premium
Ok thanks will try that!
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Prinz Premium
How do you update DNS settings on WA? I have watched the tutorial, but it's about setting up domain DNS, which doesn't help me at all. Info: I bought my domain from Namecheap and successfully transferred to WA, so I guess I should update my DNS setting here--I have no records in my Namecheap account since I transferred the domain to WA.
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pamdemonium Premium
Hi Prinz, if your domains have been transferred to WA, i.e., you've re-registered them via SiteDomains, and if your website is being hosted here on WA SiteRubix, then the DNS will be sorted out at WA's backend, you don't have to do anything. This tutorial is for people who've registered their domains outside of WA.
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Prinz Premium
Thanks Pamdemonium. I understand that the DNS had been sorted out already. Actually, I'm trying to set up a Mandrill API key via MailChimp and I'm required to set up sending domains. To start sending through Mandrill, I need to verify ownership of my sending domain and update my DNS records. Unfortunately, site support can't help and I'm trying to figure out how this can be done.
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pamdemonium Premium
Ahh, I see... I do use Mailchimp (not for my own personal sites), but am not familiar with Mandrill.

I hope you get your query sorted! Wishing you all the best...:)

- Pam
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markuswil Premium
Everything on here is so clear and easy to understand. The site is so well laid out. I spent about half an hour trying to find out how to redirect the nameservers and install wordpress in my namecheap account. Then I logged into my WA account and found what I needed in about 5 minutes. Thanks WA.
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AGOgden Premium
NeBro and Kyle...

I took the information you gave me below:

To Set up Your Domain Name Servers at GoDaddy, do the following:
1. Log in to your Account Manager.
2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
3. Select the domain name(s) you want to modify.
4. From the Nameservers menu, select Set Nameservers.
5. Under Setup type, select Custom.
6. Select Add Nameservers.
7. Enter the two WA Hosting nameservers

Primary: NS1.MYWAHOSTING.COM
Secondary: NS2.MYWAHOSTING.COM
8. Click Save.

BUT..THIS happened:

1. After logging to Account Manager
2. I find “Domains” then “Rate Product” and MANAGE
3. Rate Product” is “required”
4. Next I clicked MANAGE
5. Then the screen had two boxes – one had my domain with “is using external nameservers”
6. Next I clicked the “settings” star in the upper right hand corner of this box
7. It showed “Domain settings” and “Manage DNS”
8. I then clicked Manage DNS – this already had the primary and secondary nameservers for WA there – sand at the bottom there were two more boxes – “Advanced Features” and “Forwarding”, which indicated that neither the “Domain” nor the ”Subdomain” were setup for “Forwarding and had “ADD” next to each one.

So I am assuming (dangerous, I know) that my domain is already pointed at WA.
Is that correct? Or am I doing something totally off the wall???

Need some guidance here...sorry for being so inept...still

Press On!.

Arthur
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Labman Premium
Yes, the nameservers are pointing to WA so you are good to go.
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AGOgden Premium
Thank you Labman...was beginning to lose my sense of reality...

Press On!

Arthur
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MsMerry Premium
you are good to go Arthur. GoDaddy is fast. I use them and it is done like right away. :)
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Mumsconnect Premium
I had this exact same thing and its been 2 days since i bought my domain from here and set the DNS back to WA yet i dont think its done anything only way i can think of checking is outting my domain name in my url bar at top of my internet browser and clicked enter but when i do it just comes up saying cna not display this page so i dont think its done i really done get it ive copy and pasted dns exactly as they are on these info pages and done everything its said but two days later my site still has a rubix domain :( have i just wasted my money on namecheap seems like a scam
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MsMerry Premium
Mumsconnect, you have to go into the blue Site Rubix box and go to build your website and your domain name where it says on a domain I own. If that does not show it then go to manage domains and enter it there. Just follow what it tells you. Hope this helps
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SamDal Premium
Hmm, so I have an existing site up and running on another domain and hosting company and I want to host it on WA but not lose the files until I can put it onto a WP format.

If I transfer the hosting to WA, will it run ok? or wil I need to somehow load the files? Im confused.
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Pavonjed Premium
Hi
, I need to ask a question. I have my domain through 1and1 I need to add I've already pointed my domain to WA but now I need to add my MX number to WA and I don't know where or how to do this. Can anyone please give me some instructions on where and how to get this done? This is for my email to work. Thank you
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onmyownterms Premium
Open up a ticket with Site Support with the details and they can assist, I believe. I need to do this myself with one of my domains, but haven't done it yet.
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Pavonjed Premium
Thank you. I'll do that but where do I open up the ticket LOL
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onmyownterms Premium
Go to Site Rubix > Site Support.
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Pavonjed Premium
Yep found it! Thank you!
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rlralcott Premium
My GoDaddy navigation is different than above for some reason so I'm sharing.
After logging in to my acct, I went to my name in the u.r. corner and selected ACCOUNT SETTINGS in the pop-up menu.
Next, I clicked on MY PRODUCTS on the u.l. Portion of the page.
Then, to the right of DOMAINS I selected MANAGE.
Next. I selected the "symbol for settings", (what looks like a cog) that is in the same box as my domain I wish to manage. U.r. corner. Selected MANAGE DNS, and from there I went down to NAMESERVERS, selected CHANGE, and changed from Default to CUSTOM. Then the rest is as listed above.
After all this I navigated a couple different ways to do this same NAMESERVER change, and noticed that there are many ways to achieve said goal, but verbiage is a little different in my account.
I hope this helps anyone with relevant problems.
Cheers!
Rebekah
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AdzStew Premium
Hi Rebekah thanks for the great tutorial - my godaddy menu is identical to yours.....I was pulling my hair out until I read your post so thanks again :)
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rlralcott Premium
Oh good, glad it helps! Yes, I just decided to start clicking away until I found the correct navigation!
Take care!
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Tessa00 Premium
You are amazing. I was also pulling my hair out going round in circles. Many thanks for your help.
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dongraysa Premium
OK Guys - this is where I get confused. I have done what is requested above -
1 Log in to your Account Manager - I did that - clicking the words Account manager as in the instructions
2. I see the word DOMAINS - but NO 'Launch' - rather just MANAGE

So I'm LOST - I'm not sure what to 'click'? if the word LAUNCH is not there.

Am I confused? - I am trying to do what is told me above.

Maybe try it yourself and see if you replicate my problem - and tell me what I'm doing wrong - don't worry - it is ALWAYS like this with me a technology - NOTHING EVER goes smoothly - I'm not sure what it is about me and tech - but I"M DETERMINED to get this right - I HAVE to get it right as I am going to be training others in how to build their website with WA.

Sorry to be a bug everyone - but I just need this help.
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onmyownterms Premium
You would select Manage, you'll be able to update your DNS there. I haven't used GoDaddy in a while, so I can't attempt to replicate.
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you - here goes! Let's see what happens - this is what WA community is all about. In life we NEED each other - and to make community work to help each other, where you've been before , gives comfort - thank you for you're help
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MsMerry Premium
That is correct. I use godaddy and it is still the same
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