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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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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kiwibizz Premium
I purchased my domain from Whois, and their support is terrible. I finally found where I needed to change my name servers (I think) and I entered them, and it hasn't updated or worked yet. So I am unable to create my website here. Not sure what's happening, but now when I go back to whois, it's just giving me an error. They have no support. I called a phone number and it's just an answering machine. Not sure how I am supposed to figure this out. Any advice?
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MsMerry Premium
Sorry for this frustration. You did exactly as Kyle laid out in the training and saved it at WhoIs. Don't like those guys much either. Can you get back into your domain and retrace the steps so to speak, or do it again? or is this where the error message is showing up? It should transfer like asap. I use GoDaddy so not a ton of help here...sorry:( Hopefully, someone here used the same server and can help out. Best of luck.
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kiwibizz Premium
Thank you for your reply. I finally figured it out. It was almost like they purposely placed it in a very un-obvious place. I had literally entered my wealthy affiliate name servers in two fields that stated "default name server 1" and "default name server 2". I ended up finding where to actually enter them, under a category that you wouldn't have even thought you would find those fields. Just weird. But, all is good now :)
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MsMerry Premium
Oh good! So happy you got it done. Good luck as you move forward!
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Smartt33 Premium
I bought my domain through godaddy. It is currently attached to a website, and I am no longer involved with that company. I assume I will continue my annual fee at Godaddy after I connect the domain with WA, correct?

my domain is smarttenterprises.com
I have another one that I will use on another site for motivational speaking, but it is up on a word press site now for motivational speaking.
that one is smarttleadership.com

Can I make these moves to a new site here?
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MsMerry Premium
As far as I know you can. Are both at GoDaddy? You just point them to WA as above. If the other which is so awesome by the way is purchased via Wordpress.com I am not sure. I had one there but let it expire. Happy New Year!
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