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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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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