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WA Hosting - Setting Up Your Domain DNS
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:
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:
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.
Also, when would be the right time to cancel my GoDaddy hosting?
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?
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??
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.
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!
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
You may want to consider transferring your registration to WA at some point (instead of renewing at GoDaddy) Transfer A Domain From Godaddy To Wealthy Affiliate For now, just point the nameservers to WA and use the hosting here that is included with your Premium membership. Connecting Godaddy Domains With WA Hosting
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 ...
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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.