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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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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