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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mcmorgans Premium
Ugh, please help...I called Vistaprint and paid to have my domain released...received emails...confirmed the registrant change and new email says vistaprint and my email are the new registrant...what? I do not understand...I cannot find how to add the primary nor secondary nameservers on the control panel of Vistaprint...so confused??
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wyldebirdie Premium
I just tried to transfer a domain from namecheap, and I followed the instructions for adding the WA name servers, but I am having some problems. When I go into Site Domains, it's in the list of "Other Domains, and when I click on "Transfer to WA," I get the prompt to Transfer New Domain, but it's asking for a Transfer Verification Code. Where do I get this code from?
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ChrisGooden Premium
DO NOT TRANSFER. That is an entirely different operation altogether.

The words you need to be looking for are "Domain Name Server"
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CHanssens Premium
in case you still need the information how to...
I attach a screenshot, see the 3 items marked in green
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wyldebirdie Premium
Thank you. So by doing this, does this mean my website is now hosted by WA, or still with NameCheap?
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ChrisGooden Premium
Your domain name is registered with NameCheap.
Your web site is hosted by WA.
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a3orevenue Premium
I'm trying to register a new domain name and it is taking so long to update from namecheap/WA. It has been 3 days already. It is not my first time doing this and I know what to do, but this time it isn't working as quick as normal. All I get is 'have you already registered this domain?' which I have of course. Kyle do something!!!!
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JohnnyA Premium
I had a similar problem and Loes pointed me in the right direction. Here's the link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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Lpruffin Premium
Hi guys.

I don't know how I did it...but I did it (connected my Godaddy domains--Lol). The instructions above are slightly different (as, the word, "launch" is not next to "Domains" on the Godaddy site), however, once you find and select your Domains (on the Godaddy site), you can pick back up with Step # 4 (from above).
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MsMerry Premium
love te ease of GoDaddy! Good you got it done.
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Clovet Premium
Congrats your connected
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DAWright Premium
I will attempt this again. I do not want to mess this up. The training is not matching the GoDaddy site, it appears to be outdated. After searching my domain manager I did find a section called Records under DNS Management. There is an add button at the bottom then a dropdown that says 'Nameserver" Need to know if this is where I change the server. There are two boxes 'Host' and the' Point to'. Is this where I put in the primary and secondary host from WA? Also, there is a box 'TTL' do I do anything with that? Help!
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WealthyAsFCK Premium
LOL...you can do it!!!!! go go go!!! just keep trying, you will get it!!
I haven't done this in a while otherwise I would insert advice here.
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SondraM Premium
Did you get it figured out? If not, let me know I'll try to help you. I have GoDaddy also.
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