To Set up Your Domain Name Servers at NameCheap.com, do the following:

  1. Log in to your NameCheap account manager at:

    https://www.namecheap.com/myaccount/login-only.aspx

  2. Select Domain List from the left side menu and click on Manage button next to your domain:

  3. Find Nameservers section and choose Customfrom the drop-down menu. Save changes using the corresponding icon:
  4. Then add the WA Hosting DNS settings to the Specify Custom DNS Servers section.
    Again, here are the WA Hosting DNS settings:

    ns1.mywahosting.com
    ns2.mywahosting.com

    Click Save Changes. You are all set, your DNS settings are updated and you can now create a website on WA Hosting.


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FDJ Premium
I am trying to change my DNS settings on 1&1 to point my domain to WA. I entered ns1.mywahosting.com under Name Server 1 and ns2.mywahosting.com under Name Server 2 and hit save but when I go back in to check the DNS settings it has reversed the two so that Name Server 1 shows as ns2.mywahosting.com and Name Server 2 shows as ns1.mywahosting.com. I called 1&1 but they could not figure it out and told me to wait until the changes update. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Thanks!
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Labman Premium
Nope haven't had that problem. I would give it a few hours then check here: internic/whois to see if the changes have propagated. Then you can change them again.
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FDJ Premium
Labman. I just checked on the link you provided and it all looks hunky dory there. Thanks for the info!
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Labman Premium
You're welcome. Glad to help
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Susangogirl Premium
I just got off the phone with godaddy, and the rep told me that these links gave him the same error message that I got, which was "The data provided cannot be used, please correct it and resubmit your request." Are these nameservers up above correct? He told me that it wouldn't "take" and to contact WA.
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Susangogirl Premium
Ok, I think I figured it out. The nameservers originally were all caps. I used the most recent ones after refreshing the page here at WA and it seems to be in progress.
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Foobard Premium
If you are using:
ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com
Then yes, they are correct. Make sure there are no spaces.
Maybe even type them in manually rather than copy and paste.

I had to try the process two or three times before I could get it to work.
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, I had no problem pointing my domains here from GoDaddy. Oh, I see you figured it out! Yay!
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THay0209 Premium
Hi! I bought my domain name from GoDaddy and I am trying to redirect to WA. However, when I log in to my account I do not see "Launch" next to domains. What is displayed is my domain name (private registration) on the left and on the right side is "Set up", "DNS", & "Manage" respectively. I've been searching for this launch button and have not had much success. Does anyone know how to navigate/connect godaddy domain with WA hosting with the GoDaddy display options that I described? Help would be much appreciated :).

Thank you,
Terese
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Foobard Premium
I would ignore looking for a "Launch" button, and explore the contents of "Manage" and "DNS".

I'm not currently on GoDaddy, but any registrar constantly changes their interface, so it is almost impossible to keep a guide on how to do things 100% accurate to what you see on the screen. Explore, but just be very careful to not click "save" or "commit" or whatever unless you are really sure you want to make a change. The "cancel" button is your friend when exploring an interface.
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THay0209 Premium
Thanks so much for your reply. I will check out these options. I was a little leery about going forward and I do understand that interfaces are ever changing, but I did not want to make the wrong
move. Thanks again!
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Foobard Premium
You're welcome. Just be very careful of what you click on and fully read any messages you receive, and you should be fine.
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MsMerry Premium
yes, Terese, it is the DNS or Manage. You probably figured it out as it was some time ago. I didn't see your question earlier. Sorry as I use GoDaddy too.
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MsMerry Premium
You were correct in your info Steve.
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StarrgirlMe Premium
Yup, I just ran into the same thing; thanks for your help Foobard. On GoDaddy, go to DNS Management, scroll down to NameServers and the Change option will be highlighted :D
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THay0209 Premium
Thanks so much! I just made the switch and I hope that it processes. The browser said that I would likely get a confirmation email of the update, but it has yet to come through. Thanks again! :)
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THay0209 Premium
Thanks! I followed your steps and updated the NameServers :).
Did you receive a confirmation of the change via email?
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MsMerry Premium
I don't remember getting one either so hopefully, it is active and you have started building.
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Shelley1960 Premium
I need HELP!!! I am a very forgetful person and I have very little understanding of the web. I own two domain sites but I have NO CLUE where or how to change the DNS settings. How do I find that out? I have them both hosted right now by another program - do I change them there? If so, how? The other program is GlobalNPN.
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doug631 Premium
the best way to get a quick answer is in the live chat.
I'm not sure myself how to do it.
Doug
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Okieaphil Premium
Who is your registrar? Godaddy? or Hostgator? You answer should be easy to find if you know who you registered the domain with...
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Shelley1960 Premium
I don't know who I registered it with. It could be hostgator.
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Shelley1960 Premium
Where's Live Chat?
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Okieaphil Premium
What's your domain name... I can do a whois and get you directions for setting your DNS
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MsMerry Premium
not familiar with GlobalNPN but most are similar. You want to change the servers at Global to our servers here with
Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com

Chances are when you log into Global NPN and click on manage your domains or something similar you will see some wording about the different things you can do. You can click on your domain you want to change and then look for words like 'manage DNS' or like that. Look for Name Servers and then click to change the name servers. You will put the above ns1.mywahosting.com and the ns2 in and then click save.
Now, not sure if Global is similar to the others but if so this should help a bit. If not, then ask in the live chat or contact support at GlobalNPN for assistance.
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Shelley1960 Premium
I figured it out. I did a google search (which a lot of times I forget I can do) and found my answers. I actually own 3 domains but one of them I know where I bought it. Thanks so much!!
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Okieaphil Premium
Yay!!! Awesome. You'll be kung-fu at this in no time. ;-)
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Pepeiata Premium
After you click on create new website it lets you get to where you write the domain name, then the title, the next step is to select a theme from thousands of them, then after selecting theme it pop up the price 14.69 then click to buy. Then it disappeared I could not find it anywhere
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LynWilson Premium
I have been trying to follow instructions to transfer my domain from Go Daddy to WA. And I'm lost!!! I need serious help because I have this message 'You have 1 domain pending removal in 6 days due to DNS issues' So I am now freaking out because the Go Daddy Account does not fit the instructions to follow!

This is doing my head in! HELP PLEASE!!
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JohnV Premium
May I suggest that you put in a request to site support, explaining exactly what you have done. If you follow the advice from marionblack about backing up your site, by using wp clone, then change the DNS settings in godaddy to to the WA settings, once your site is hosted here, you can perform the restore from wp clone yourself, or ask site support to help you do it.
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LynWilson Premium
Thank you. It's still all gobbly gook at the moment! Lol
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Joanne-G Premium
I just redirected my Domains from Go Daddy to WA. When I searched my domain names online, it says they aren't available. Is this because they are being redirected and will take a few days, AND, because I haven't set up a website in WA?

Also, when would be the right time to cancel my GoDaddy hosting?
Thanks!!!
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Kksb0711 Premium
You should set up your site on WA first under a siterubix domain, and then transfer your domain to it.
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?
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Joanne-G Premium
I already did the redirect before setting up a site in WA. Does this matter?
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Kksb0711 Premium
Do you still have access to them on your GD account?
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Joanne-G Premium
I just called GD and they said the redirect in is progress. I don't have access to my websites or domains at this time.

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??
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Kksb0711 Premium
How frustrating! I would submit a support ticket with WA letting them know what happened and that you need a ZONE FILE set up. Here...
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

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.
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Joanne-G Premium
OK. thanks for the support, again! :-)
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Kksb0711 Premium
No problem
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Elbert1 Premium
similar problem here and do not know exactly where to go for solutions.
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mrswareagle Premium
Once I have updated my GoDaddy DNS address to point to WA, is there another step that I need to take? Or is it simply a matter of waiting for the site to show up under the "Move" menu when I type it in? Thanks in advance! Itching to get started!
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MsMerry Premium
you should be good to go.
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dgurtner Premium
You also need to add the site to WA's hosting in the site management tool
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mrswareagle Premium
Actually there were a couple more steps, but by poking around in the menus, I was able to figure it out.
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JonathanFL Premium
WAR EAGLE! (sorry, just had to get that in)
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mrswareagle Premium
A big War Eagle to you!!
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dgurtner Premium
Glad it worked!
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MsMerry Premium
My apologies. I have been sick and thinking wasn't in the picture I guess. I should not have assumed that you had the rest of it under wraps. Oops. Glad it worked out in the end. :)
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mrswareagle Premium
I'm good at figuring things out. Thanks for getting me started.
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map3 Premium
If you're using HostMonster like I am, here are the steps:

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!
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sybull Premium
You'd be better off buying here. I used to think Go Daddy was cheaper and then I found out we get privacy registration included for free so it's actually cheaper if you include that. I don't know much about whois but I'd think there are more benefits to registering thru WA with that too.
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jawwad777 Premium
ok so what is this link for? http://admin.1and1.com

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
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Labman Premium
GoDaddy is your registrar, one and one is the hosting. Since you are with WA, you can host here. You won't need an account at 1&1.

You may want to consider transferring your registration to WA at some point (instead of renewing at GoDaddy) For now, just point the nameservers to WA and use the hosting here that is included with your Premium membership.
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MsMerry Premium
You have done everything you need to do if you pointed or transferred your domain from GoDaddy. 1and1 is just another hosting company that people may have used. You used GoDaddy, so just keep going in your training.
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starduzt Premium
Hi Labman am really LOST since yesterday ... : (

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 ...

crying emoji : (
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Labman Premium
If you purchased the domain at WA and you have a siterubix site, then you can go into the SiteRubix menu item, and click on Site Manager. Here you will see your siterubix site. In the boxes at the bottom of the site listing there is one called move.

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.
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AlphaRat49 Premium
I don't understand this stuff. Why do I need to point my GoDaddy domain name to WA? I have never done this stuff before and don't want to screw up something. Can I use the GoDaddy as it sits and build the website here on WA under the SiteRubix ?? Or is that why you have to point it to WA? What are the differences between having something pointed at WA instead of GD? I am a doof here.
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MozMary Premium
sounds like you bought your domain name at godaddy?

or did you buy hosting there?

can you remember what you signed up to there or bought from them? Sounds like you don't have a website set up already

Domain names are bought for a one off fee of a few dollars and renewed every year, but they still need hosting, you point the domain name from wherever you bought it to whoever your host is - you've got hosting with your membership here and it is cheaper than their top hosting plan there, so all you have to do is put the WA server numbers into your godaddy domain name account, when you log in they've got a box for that [search bar should bring up some training on it]


Why pay twice for hosting or keep your website hosted on a cheap plan or why pay for and drive a cheap car when you've already paid for a racecar here parked round the back, unused?

the search bar top of the page gives lots of explanations on this
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tgtobb Premium
All you are doing is telling the world, through GoDaddy where your website is being hosted. Think of the domain name server the same as the card catalog file in your public library, you look up the book title (in our case the website) you want to see, the card tells you which shelf and book number to look for to find your book, in our case the domain name server is telling your web browser what hosting server (WA) has your website and where to look to display it on your screen.

It's actually pretty simple even though not exactly intuitive. :-)
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AlphaRat49 Premium
Cool deal, thanks for the explanation. I will give it a go.
Regards, David
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AlphaRat49 Premium
I did just buy the domain name. It has been sitting there waiting to be used for a few months
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AlphaRat49 Premium
I understand it a little better now. Except I lost my library card a while back. haha. Take care, David
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MsMerry Premium
You want to point your GoDaddy domain name here so you can use that domain name on the website you are going to be building here. You can leave that domain at GoDaddy and not point the servers to WA but then you will need to come up with a different domain name or use the free sites. It is more professional looking to have your own and the pointing of the servers is as easy as Kyle points out. Once you do it you will be surprised at how easy it was.
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AlphaRat49 Premium
Got it done. Way easier than building the website
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DrSound Premium
I just went through the steps with network solutions. They've been costing me a fortune since I only used them for email and once hosted a site for a organization that I helped found. Once that was transferred to the University of Michigan's server, I should have left network solutions, but instead I just left money in their coffers.

So, I wait to move on to build out the web page until the transfer is complete.

The email comes over as well, correct?
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littlemama Premium
You will need to create that email again, but you can ask Site Support to make sure.
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mike-stewart Premium
You have got to be kidding???!!! I've never had this much trouble forwarding a domain before. This stuff is not alien to me...but I just don't get this.


Server Error in '/park' Application.

This is usually a temporary error during hostname resolution and means that the local server did not receive a response from an authoritative server

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: This is usually a temporary error during hostname resolution and means that the local server did not receive a response from an authoritative server

Source Error:


Line 140: }
Line 141:
Line 142: if (InRange(System.Net.Dns.GetHostEntry(_parkedDomainProvider.Value.DomainName).AddressList[0].ToString()) == false)
Line 143: {
Line 144: Response.Clear();

Source File: d:\Sites\CDS\cds\controllers\page-controller.aspx.cs Line: 142

Stack Trace:


[SocketException (0x2afa): This is usually a temporary error during hostname resolution and means that the local server did not receive a response from an authoritative server]
System.Net.Dns.GetAddrInfo(String name) +6670986
System.Net.Dns.InternalGetHostByName(String hostName, Boolean includeIPv6) +106
System.Net.Dns.GetHostEntry(String hostNameOrAddress) +109
CDSPageControllers_page_controller.get_DocumentRoute() in d:\Sites\CDS\cds\controllers\page-controller.aspx.cs:142
Atlantis.Framework.Web.CDSContent.CDSContentPageControllerBase.WhiteListCheck() +39
Atlantis.Framework.Web.CDSContent.CDSContentPageControllerBase.OnPreInit(EventArgs e) +28
System.Web.UI.Page.PerformPreInit() +37
System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +296
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Gunnertwist Premium
I do not know much about this level of detail, but I would recommend that u send this info to SiteSupport and see if they can help u. Sry I cannot help u further.
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Foobard Premium
You're trying to forward the domain? I'm not sure that is supported here. You can point the domain or transfer.
You may want to contact Site Support on this.
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ChrisScott Premium
If you are going to have WA host it then the DNS have to point to the host who host the website. Your domain can remain parked wherever it is at now, but for the Search Engines to know where the WordPress install in it is, then the servers of that domain must point to the host.

Thus... point the DNS(s) to whoever you want to host it.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I transferred my domain to WA from ipage and paid..and it shows on WA that it's ready, but I can't put the name servers in..I tried to put the name servers in the domain in ipage since it still shows it there, but they don't recognize the name servers..I talked to the support, and they said since I already transferred my domain name over, I have to put the name servers in here at WA...how does that work? lol
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cwelliver Premium
let's figure it out
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Thank you!! :) I thought maybe Kyle would know, but my domain was bought through ipage.com and there's no tutorial for that one! And ipage support wasn't much help! They told me I had to change the name servers at WA..lol
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ThomasPaul Premium
Does your domain show on this page?

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
yes, but not with my other domains..it's at the bottom of the page, and it still shows that domain at my other server ipage!
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ThomasPaul Premium
What does the "status" say on this page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains/transfer
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Pending transfer and then in yellow words it says transfer in progress, but on the other page in green it says ready!
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ThomasPaul Premium
Have you received any emails asking you to confirm the transfer?
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
nope, but I'll check my other email from ipage! One sec!
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Okay got this email in my other email account! Re: Transfer of http://everythingfamilylife.com

http://Domain.com received notification on Mon Jun 19 14:27:07 2017 that you have requested a transfer to another domain name registrar.

If you want to proceed with this transfer, you do not need to respond to this message.

If you wish to cancel the transfer, please contact us before Sat Jun 24 14:27:07 2017 by going to our website,


You may need to enter the following information to accept or decline the transfer:

Domain Name: http://everythingfamilylife.com


If we do not hear from you by Sat Jun 24 14:27:07 2017, the transfer will proceed. Just have to wait for Saturday I guess because I don't know where that transfer key goes..lol

Thank you so much for your help! :)
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ThomasPaul Premium
Please remove the transfer key from your posting that could be a sensitive piece of information.

I'm assuming you entered the EPP code when you paid for the transfer at WA?
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I didn't even put the transfer key in yet, as I just saw the email when you asked me to check...lol
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ThomasPaul Premium
Please edit your comment above to remove the key from your comment.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
okay..thank you! :) I deleted it from my post..I guess that was kinda dumb..lol
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tgtobb Premium
You change your DNS server names on the site where you originally purchased the domain name. That is where you enter the WA DNS server names.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I did that, and they said the name servers don't exist...lol
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tgtobb Premium
What were the nameservers you entered?
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
What it listed : Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com
but without the primary and secondary in front of them! I moved domains to other servers before, and I even ran my own server years ago, so I know how to put in name servers, but IPage doesn't like those nameservers...lol
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tgtobb Premium
Those should work, they are the same as one of my sites. When you enter them in the dashboard on the IPage site where you bought the domain name, make sure there is no extra space in front of or after the addresses. If IPage allows more than the two nameservers, then just get 2 additional from OpenDomain and add them as well, never hurts to have an extra directory anyway.

Barring any success there I would open another support ticket with WA and request new DNS servers. Don't add that request to an existing support ticket as it may just muddy the waters and confuse things even more, a new ticket is best in my experience. :-)
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tgtobb Premium
I also see a couple of other issues that are not necessarily DNS related.

-- Your URL is not simply http://everythingfamilylife.com/, you need to add an s for SSL, thus making it https://everythingfamilylife.com/. That gives a nonspecific 500 internal server error which is too generic to be meaningful at all. :-(

-- Do you have the numeric IP address of your website from your control panel? If so enter those digits in your web browser (no https, etc.) and see if you can open your site from there. If that fails then there is another hosting server issue other than DNS on the WA server. The numeric IP address ignores DNS entirely and goes directly to your website server.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Thank you! It is all working now! :) Thanks for all your help! :)
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I bought my domain through WA and it wants me to set up my DNS servers with the WA name servers...that doesn't make any sense..lol..and it's the first time it asked me to do that! Kyle...help..am having so much trouble with this one domain...lol
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mike-stewart Premium
I finally found it...boy GoDaddy says they made it easy BS. Heres the message I get when I changed the name server
Records
We can't display your DNS information because your nameservers aren't managed by us.

Nameservers
Last updated 6/22/2017 6:32 PM

Using custom nameservers Change
Nameserver
ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com
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Foobard Premium
It may look like an error message, but this means you were successful in pointing the domain to WA!
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I tried to transfer my domain from ipage everythingfamilylife.com, and the first part of the transfer is done, but when I put in the name servers in ipage to transfer it completely over, it gives me this message: Records for everythingfamilylife.com could not be updated. The nameserver you chose may not be a valid nameserver. Please verify with the provider and try again
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TommyA1 Premium
The problem with my domian is that it needs to be on either the primary or secondary DNS. Now the question that was asked of me was where did I purchases it, and I was given three choices, However, it was purchased here at WA, so I would assume that today when everything went down My domian was taken out of its DNS. So If anyone runs into that problem I will be able to help.
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compassion22 Premium
Question for anyone who understands. OK!!! I followed the instructions for Setting up DNS above. When I clicked on add, it gave me three options for DNS so I chose to go with what happened when I chose custom in the drop down which gave me two name server options. Was that correct? Or is there something more I should know about what happens when I clicked on add, and should I have chosen that instead?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Donald,

If you are using the nameservers detailed in the following post: ...then yes.
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compassion22 Premium
Thank you Triblu
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abdul11 Premium
are using the nameservers detailed

WA Hosting - Setting Up Your Domain DNS

..yes should be okay
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Anagrog Premium
Who is your domain registrar (where did you purchase the domain?)
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi all!

I need a bit of clarification...
I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with what I have to do or really confused what the WA Premium program is offering me in terms of domain names and web hosting....

I have a GoDaddy WordPress hosting account with 3 domain names purchased from GoDaddy.

Each of my GD domain names comes with it's own email account.
-What happens or what needs to happen to have everything come under WA?
-Do I need to close out my GoDaddy WP hosting account?
-If so, do I lose my entire email accounts?
-Will I be able to have email access for the domain names hosted at WA?

I'm afraid to do anything "techie" like changing anything in case I lose so much email info...

Thanks for any guidance anyone can offer.
Lost in tech overwhelm,
Joanne
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MsMerry Premium
Are you paying for the WordPress sites you created thru GoDaddy? I just used GoDaddy for my domains and then pointed the server to here as it says above. Are you using the email accounts and are you active on the WordPress accounts you have? If not, you could just point the servers to here as in the training and set up your email here. Unless you either point the domains here or transfer them you won't be able to use them so I guess it is a matter of how active they are. Not sure this helps but maybe someone else can come in and help further.
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi MsMerry,
Yes, I paid GD for hosting, renewable every 2 years - up this year, I think. One email isn't used, the other two are.

Are you saying that if I transfer everything over to WA, I might lose the existing emails in the account, but moving forward, I will still be able to use those email addresses?
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MsMerry Premium
I am not sure on that one Joanne relating to the emails question. Yes, I pay GD for my domains and hosting is done, but never bothered with the email set up. I didn't transfer my domains, I just pointed the DNS server to WA on Godaddy and then I was able to use my chosen domain name here. I use my email that I set up here as it is easy to do. Probably yes, you would lose the emails but not certain of that. Sorry, I am not more help, but it does make sense that the emails could still be active if you don't transfer but instead point the servers to here. Your host is still GoDaddy for your domain names, but if you want to use those domain names here, you have to do one or the other. Am I muddling things more for you?
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Foobard Premium
That's a good amount of work.
First, start with your least important site and do them one at a time to completion before you start the next one.
You'd have to back up the GD WordPress website with a plugin.
Backup email account for that domain
Either transfer the GD domain to WA or leave the GD domain in place and just point to the WA Nameservers. I think domain pointing would be safest, as it gives you a fallback plan if things go awry. You can always transfer them later.
Once the domain pointing or transfer is successful, you install WordPress on a site here (very quick process)
You install the same backup plugin from your old site.
You restore the backup file to your new WA site.
Test.
Test some more.
Configure email on the new domain. Decide if you want to forward emails or have three separate accounts. I like forwarding. You can reply as the specific account, and there's a lot less fuss with dealing with all those accounts.
Restore email. (Process varies depending on if you are using a client like Outlook or a webmail like Gmail)

After you are satisfied that everything is running ok, you can start your next one.

After all three are done, and everything passed its tests, and you get your friends to verify that they can get to your websites, you can consider terminating your GoDaddy hosting.

If things don't go so great, you can just repoint your nameservers back to Godaddy, (hopefully you documented the old settings first) and decide to just leave the sites at GD or hire someone to do this.

Random additional notes:
I should also mention that you should understand the limitations of Wealthy Affiliate hosting before you do anything. You do not have cPanel access, direct access to the databases, or cron jobs. That isn't a problem for the vast majority of people, but some custom plugins and self-hosted email autoresponders will not work.
You asked for clarification on what you get here at WA. WA includes email hosting and forwarding at no additional charge. You can point domains registered elsewhere to Wealthy Affiliate for no cost. If you transfer your domains, I think the current cost is $15 per domain per year, which includes Whois privacy protection. That is an expensive add-on at Godaddy.
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MsMerry Premium
Thanks for stepping in Steve. I think I had the general idea right but you really clarified where I couldn't. Appreciate you helping.
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Foobard Premium
You're welcome. It was an interesting problem so I wanted to lay out a step by step instead of just contributing missing parts.

The email is the difficult part. Or at least the part that makes it more complicated. I think doing the domains one at a time is better because you are confirming that the process works. The last thing you want is to start the process on all three domains at once because you're trying to save on time and possibly labor cost and then realize that there's a problem. A contingency plan to go back to what you had is also great to have.
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MsMerry Premium
I so agree. It was interesting, wasn't it? I am just so happy you saw it and jumped in.
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Kksb0711 Premium
The first thing I would do is go to your current website, export everything to a document, and then save it, just in case something happens. Here is how you do that... You can transfer your domain name and import everything from your old website onto your WA website.Then you can cancel your GD account, because you get free hosting with WA. You get your own email for each website with WA as well, I am not sure if you can use the same email address, but you can try to create the same one if you go to "Email" after clicking on the black square with the airplane up top. Here is a video to help you transfer your domain... I hope this helps, let me know if you have more questions.
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi MsMerry,
I think this is making sense :-)
I need to better understand the WA hosting and domain service. I understand about redirecting the domain name, but need more on the hosting side, especially since my membership fee covers this. Then, I'll have to learn about website development and all!
Oh my!:-)
Thanks for your contribution. Much appreciated.
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MozMary Premium
if you are paying for premium membership here then you are paying for hosting and it may be more advanced hosting than you have at godaddy? Worth looking into it with sitesupport to see what's involved with moving those sites and email.
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MsMerry Premium
You are welcome and as you said, with premium hosting is included. Unfortunately for me, my domains are 2 years so cannot transfer yet.
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi Foobard,
Thanks so very much for all the detailed reply. You are awesome!
My GD websites aren't being used, expect for one is just a home page. I've been waiting to set them up once I knew what I wanted to be or do when I grew up! :-)

Can you help me understand more about what you said....

You said, "You do not have cPanel access, direct access to the databases, or cron jobs. That isn't a problem for the vast majority of people, but some custom plugins and self-hosted email autoresponders will not work."

Does this mean that if I want to use tools to build email lists, such as LeadPages, and email management tool, like AWeber or Mailchimp to capture email addresses, I won't be able to with WA??

And what are the implications of not having access to cPanel, direct access to the databases, or cron jobs?

And, that the WA premium fees for hosting are far more affordable than, say GD?

So much techie stuff that I need to understand to make decisions, and I thank you for your very valuable info and feedback!
Thank you!!!
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Foobard Premium
MailChimp and Aweber will work with WA. They are paid services that are hosted by third parties. I was referring to self-hosted solutions, running directly on your own server. There are a lot of downsides to doing that, and a higher level of technical knowledge is required. Just google "self hosted autoresponder", and you will see a bunch of articles, and some that go into all the potential problems.

WA hides the complexity from running a website. They make it extremely easy. In return for making it easy, they impose some limitations. These limitations only apply to a very few people who are "techies" for the lack of a better word.

As far as the implications of not having access to those techie features, there really isn't any. They would only matter if you wanted to create a custom database, and write custom SQL queries to it, if you wanted to run Joomla or some other CMS that is not Wordpress, create scripts to run at scheduled times, etc. This is all stuff you aren't likely to be doing. WA is a wordpress host. It is logical for them to limit what people do to just wordpress. It is easier to support, and it is easier for the user, as there isn't a maze of options to choose from.

I am here mostly for the training. The hosting was just a bonus. But, yes, I think WA is better than GD for hosting.
Sorry for the delay in responding.
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Joanne-G Premium
This is so clear. Thanks for the detailed explanation. One moe wuestion..do you know if eight WA I could run wish list?? As a plug in to run/ host ,manage online courses where clients can go to access resources??
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Foobard Premium
I'm not sure exactly what you are asking here. If you are going to be offering online courses, I would use a platform designed for that, like Udemy https://www.udemy.com which is most known for their public courses but offers private courses too, or there might be other ones that allow subscriptions and private courses, like maybe this one https://www.proprofs.com/training/
You could create and host your online training courses in one of these other third party engines that are designed for that purpose and then link to the training from your website.

But anything is possible, but "anything" often requires custom coding, which can be very expensive to contract out, hope it is done correctly, and then it has to be maintained, which is an ongoing cost. Using third party services can be a lot easier to manage. Plus they come with built in support.
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Joanne-G Premium
Good points. I'm probably nit picking since I find it hard to get clear about technology when I can't have a verbal chat to talk my ideas / questions through.

Thanks again for your very helpful chat. I also feel better about dropping Go Daddy and staying with WA as my hosting company. :-)
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Foobard Premium
You're welcome. I like helping people, and it makes my skills better as a bonus.
Well, if they offered phone support where you could actually talk to someone, I guarantee they would have to charge more. But again, in my view, the value in WA is maybe 80% in the upsell-free education, 10% in the networking, inspiration, and motivation, and maybe 10% in the included hosting.
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mikejwilson Premium
@Joanne-G thanks for asking the question @Foobard @MsMerry @Moz @Kksb0711 thank you all for offering your expertise. I just went trhough the process of pointing a domain to WA server, I'll check back tomorrow to see if it was successful.
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MsMerry Premium
Looking forward to that Mike.
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Anagrog Premium
When you change over your dns to the WA name servers, your email will be on WA. All the namservers do is tell the internet where to find your website. Let me know if you require assistance.
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Joanne-G Premium
@Foodbard,

I'm seeing lots of questions going around best hosting options...So, I called GD and learned my annual hosting cost is $119 CDN firm, and with WA, I pay out on average per MONTH $79 CDN with fluctuating USD/CDN Exchange rate each month.

I understand I'm paying WA for the education, networking and awesome support/feedback, like you offer as a community member.

I guess this is why I'm hesitating to move forward beyond Course 1, lesson 1 where I need to set up my website account!

So, in essence, WA is the same as GD hosting, and they are offering the free websites to choose from, with training on how to build and maintain my own website on my already owned domain names (which can be renewed through WA if I choose later, with access to my existing email through WA, and the extra costs of about $800/year is the education, and active community?

Sorry if I'm appearing a bit daft with all of this, but my gut is stopping me from moving forward until I have full understanding of it all :-)
With awesome kindness sent your way!!!
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MsMerry Premium
Joanne, I checked that also with GD and I chose to point my domain servers here because I have the advantage of learning so much more. I have never paid to host at GoDaddy for my domains. I just keep it all really simple and only have the basic domain without all the extras. We don't really need that right away.
I did the comparison and actually did a review.
You have your domain name, it is paid for so why not just point the servers here and you can learn how to do this yourself. In the end, it is the better way to go. Hope this helps a bit.
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Joanne-G Premium
MsMerry, I'm good with redirecting my domain names, I was just really comparing the hosting fees - GD $118/year vs. WA about $500 (CDN).
The $400 difference is education and community, I guess.
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MsMerry Premium
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing but it all comes down to what you already know I guess and feel comfortable doing without help. Here is the review I did and you can see if it rings true with you.
https://myaffiliatehomebiz.com/godaddy-wealthy-affiliate-review
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Joanne-G Premium
Good article. Thanks for sharing! In the end, it's about building an online business - with awesome support! :-)
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MsMerry Premium
100% agree with you, Joanne. All the best in your decision making.
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Joanne-G Premium
Decision done Went annual! Thanks so much for your support! :-)
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MsMerry Premium
Congrats Joanne! That is what I did as well. And you are so welcome. It was a pleasure to help out.
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MzBlackAus Premium
Help please!?
I own a domain at freelogoservices.com , actually forgot I owned it until today lol ;-)
Anyway I'm trying to link it to here, when I go into the DNS and Nameserver settings I first see image 1. When I click on My Nameservers I get image 2...Question is what do I input into those fields so I can host my domain here? The lesson only includes 2 ns settings...I'm confused lol...
Thanks Shelle :-D
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BeauAndNik Premium
ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

Add these in the number 1 and 2 spaces for the nameservers

:)
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MzBlackAus Premium
Thanks ... so do I delete the third one under DNS3? Or just leave it as is?
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BeauAndNik Premium
delete it. Just use the two WA ones
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MzBlackAus Premium
Excellent thank you very very much! Much appreciated :-)
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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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HDee Premium
Hey guys, I purchased a domain from namecheap. I followed the directions to change the dns over to wealthy affiliates but when i try to transfer it says, "oops, we ran into a problem on our end and are working to fix it" or something to that effect.. WHat does this mean?
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TDBauer Premium
It could just be a technical issue namecheap is having at the moment. Try it again in an hour or two and see what happens. If the problem persists then you should be able to contact somebody at namecheap via email or text chat.
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HDee Premium
Thank you for the response. ITs actually saying that the error is on WA side. That is what shows when i try, There is a message underneath it that says oops we(WA) have ran into a error. I was just curious as to if its happen to anyone else
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MsMerry Premium
you don't want to do a transfer Deanna but just point the domain servers as above to WA. Just find where in Namecheap to change the DNS and add these in instead of what is there.
Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com
Don't hit transfer. Probably a save button. I use Godaddy so it is a bit different.
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Foobard Premium
I also registered domains from NameCheap, and I was changing the name server settings, and I had the same message. I noticed there was a weird space in the name server field after pasting it in. I edited out the space, and it still didn't work. Then I switched back to NameCheap basic DNS, waited 90 or so seconds, and then switched back to custom, and put the WA nameservers back in, this time being extra careful to make sure no spaces. It worked! Then I tried another domain, being extra careful, and it failed also! I tried the switch back to Namecheap basic DNS, and then back to custom, and this time I was extra, extra careful, and it worked! I'm really not sure what the problem was, I can only guess that the process is extra finicky, and when it doubt, switch it back, and then reenter the name servers. After pasting it in, delete a character and type it back in. I hope this makes some sense. Basically, I'm confirming it DOES work, you just might have to try it a few times before it will work.
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niazdoc Premium
hi freinds,
i have a domain bought from godaddy , nd hosted by hostgator, just 1 month back , and its live now and i am working on it by posting 3 to 5 topics regarding money making niche.My doubt is , is it a good decision to buy new domain nd start WA affiliate program separately or clubbing the same web to WA , bcz i fear more than 1 websites with same niche may be difficult to manage.plz help me
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JohnV Premium
It would probably make good sense to include your WA promotions with the site you already have, providing your content is appropriate to WA. You could do a completely separate site, but you might be making extra work, for no real advantage.
Perhaps others might offer a view?
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niazdoc Premium
thank you JohnV for help ..cheers!!!
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CHardin1 Premium
I had the same problem a few days ago. I went to site support, and they suggested I go into my privacy/security settings and delete the personal email on file then re-enter it. They said a new verification would be sent.

I haven't received the new verification request yet, but I will update when I do!
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TheresaBrad1 Premium
Hi everyone, seems I always need help.Still trying to get my domain up.
Now I am getting the notice saying 'to complete domain registration click on link in email sent by ICANN'
Did not receive the email, not in trash or spam either.

Anyone else have this issue? Thanks in advance.
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timtex0077 Premium
where did you buy your domain from?
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TheresaBrad1 Premium
WA
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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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