To Set up Your Domain Name Servers

  1. Log in to your 1&! account manager at http://admin.1and1.com

  2. On the Administration Tab , Click Domains.

  3. Select the domain you want to host on your dedicated server and click Edit DNS Settings

  4. In the Edit DNS Settings section, under Basic DNS Settings, select My name sever. Then enter the primary and secondary name servers as: (make sure you put them in lower case)

    Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
    Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com


  5. Click OK to save your changes
Remember that once you change your Name servers it can take up to 24 hours for the changes to take affect. Our tests show that it only takes between 8 and 10 hours to resolve the WA Hosting name servers

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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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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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DeannaHall 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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DeannaHall 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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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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Kray63 Premium
I don't have any of these sites and I have tried to update my website a number of times. So I am not sure what I am to be doing to gather the necessary information. Also I keep adding people to my site and commenting on others as well, but I am unable to received any response back. What else can I do to make things better?
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MsMerry Premium
where is your domain hosted then Kray63? Maybe someone can help you. I am with GoDaddy so not sure I can help. But if you have your website working here already you don't have to worry about the hosting. From what I see in your post, you are adding people to your site and commenting so I am a little confused.
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Kray63 Premium
I got a rely to add my website pkm1963.com to this company website. I went in a paid $13.36 to add it from Wordpress.com which my first website was designed and setup through Wordpress. I went to upload the information and I was continuing to get the information to upgrade or lose my website as well as the other information.
What I was trying to do was make sure it was added without getting another message. Plus I have that one already established to add this one on. So my question would be do I need to do anything else or am I good?
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FranMcK Premium
I have redirected the name servers in GoDaddy (2 days ago) and input my domain name for WA hosting, next to the url it says "Ready" but when I go to "Create A New Website On A Domain I Own", it comes up with an error message saying I have to enable WA hosting via the Domains page. Have I done something wrong?
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kmer6 Premium
Good morning Fran. It sounds like you did everything correctly. I would suggest you allow WA Support to help in this matter. They are fast and will do it correctly.
I hope this helps.
Ken
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FranMcK Premium
Ok thanks will try that!
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Prinz Premium
How do you update DNS settings on WA? I have watched the tutorial, but it's about setting up domain DNS, which doesn't help me at all. Info: I bought my domain from Namecheap and successfully transferred to WA, so I guess I should update my DNS setting here--I have no records in my Namecheap account since I transferred the domain to WA.
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pamdemonium Premium
Hi Prinz, if your domains have been transferred to WA, i.e., you've re-registered them via SiteDomains, and if your website is being hosted here on WA SiteRubix, then the DNS will be sorted out at WA's backend, you don't have to do anything. This tutorial is for people who've registered their domains outside of WA.
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Prinz Premium
Thanks Pamdemonium. I understand that the DNS had been sorted out already. Actually, I'm trying to set up a Mandrill API key via MailChimp and I'm required to set up sending domains. To start sending through Mandrill, I need to verify ownership of my sending domain and update my DNS records. Unfortunately, site support can't help and I'm trying to figure out how this can be done.
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pamdemonium Premium
Ahh, I see... I do use Mailchimp (not for my own personal sites), but am not familiar with Mandrill.

I hope you get your query sorted! Wishing you all the best...:)

- Pam
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markuswil Premium
Everything on here is so clear and easy to understand. The site is so well laid out. I spent about half an hour trying to find out how to redirect the nameservers and install wordpress in my namecheap account. Then I logged into my WA account and found what I needed in about 5 minutes. Thanks WA.
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AGOgden Premium
NeBro and Kyle...

I took the information you gave me below:

To Set up Your Domain Name Servers at GoDaddy, do the following:
1. Log in to your Account Manager.
2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
3. Select the domain name(s) you want to modify.
4. From the Nameservers menu, select Set Nameservers.
5. Under Setup type, select Custom.
6. Select Add Nameservers.
7. Enter the two WA Hosting nameservers

Primary: NS1.MYWAHOSTING.COM
Secondary: NS2.MYWAHOSTING.COM
8. Click Save.

BUT..THIS happened:

1. After logging to Account Manager
2. I find “Domains” then “Rate Product” and MANAGE
3. Rate Product” is “required”
4. Next I clicked MANAGE
5. Then the screen had two boxes – one had my domain with “is using external nameservers”
6. Next I clicked the “settings” star in the upper right hand corner of this box
7. It showed “Domain settings” and “Manage DNS”
8. I then clicked Manage DNS – this already had the primary and secondary nameservers for WA there – sand at the bottom there were two more boxes – “Advanced Features” and “Forwarding”, which indicated that neither the “Domain” nor the ”Subdomain” were setup for “Forwarding and had “ADD” next to each one.

So I am assuming (dangerous, I know) that my domain is already pointed at WA.
Is that correct? Or am I doing something totally off the wall???

Need some guidance here...sorry for being so inept...still

Press On!.

Arthur
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Labman Premium
Yes, the nameservers are pointing to WA so you are good to go.
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AGOgden Premium
Thank you Labman...was beginning to lose my sense of reality...

Press On!

Arthur
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MsMerry Premium
you are good to go Arthur. GoDaddy is fast. I use them and it is done like right away. :)
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Mumsconnect Premium
I had this exact same thing and its been 2 days since i bought my domain from here and set the DNS back to WA yet i dont think its done anything only way i can think of checking is outting my domain name in my url bar at top of my internet browser and clicked enter but when i do it just comes up saying cna not display this page so i dont think its done i really done get it ive copy and pasted dns exactly as they are on these info pages and done everything its said but two days later my site still has a rubix domain :( have i just wasted my money on namecheap seems like a scam
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MsMerry Premium
Mumsconnect, you have to go into the blue Site Rubix box and go to build your website and your domain name where it says on a domain I own. If that does not show it then go to manage domains and enter it there. Just follow what it tells you. Hope this helps
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SamDal Premium
Hmm, so I have an existing site up and running on another domain and hosting company and I want to host it on WA but not lose the files until I can put it onto a WP format.

If I transfer the hosting to WA, will it run ok? or wil I need to somehow load the files? Im confused.
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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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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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SaniSalim Premium
Bought my domain cilideals.com from Wordpress.com, and changed the DNS settings accordingly. However, whenever I go to the domain, I got this error :

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from cilideals.com (for example, passwords, messages or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID
Automatically report details of possible security incidents to Google. Privacy Policy

What would be the solution? Many thanks.
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SaniSalim Premium
Guys,

I am not a technie, anyone can help me with this issue ?
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Kismet12 Premium
This is the instructions I have for my google domain, however, it suggests 4 and to hit the + button to add more, but there is no + button.
Name servers

To view the name servers for your domain, do the following:

Click My domains in the navbar and click the domain name.
Click the DNS tab .
Scroll down to Name servers section to see a list of the name servers for your domain.
To switch to custom name servers, do the following:

You must use at least two name servers. Google recommends that you use at least four. Check with your DNS provider for the number and names of name servers available to you.

Under Name servers select Use custom name servers.
Enter a custom name server in the Name server field.
Click the + button to add another.
Click Save to save your name server.
Set up new resource records with your DNS provider. (The Google Domains resource records only work with the Google Domains name servers.)
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LJacob Premium
I did that a long time ago and it was pointed to WA but what the problem is, is what I know nothing of. I want to ask if one can re-purchase this niche with WA hosting if it finally turns out that all our effort is futile out there?
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MsMerry Premium
Not sure I understand your question. Are you asking if you can buy the same domain again but thru WA at a later time? It is not a niche you would be purchasing, but another domain name. You can change your niche at any time you want and add more domains as you go along as well. Where are you in your training?
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glablue28 Premium
OK ladies and gentlemen, I've managed to set up my domain named servers on GoDaddy.com and saved as per instruction. Now I have a page from GoDaddy stating that the named servers have not been 'Forwarded' - Help please, do I need to address this?
The first step ask Forward To: http:// or https:// the a second box to be filled in, if I must address this prior to moving on what must I fill this box
Second step: Forward Type: Permanent (301) or Temporary (302)
Third step: Settings: Forward Only or Forward with masking
Fourth step: A box to check that states: "Update my nameservers and DNS settings to support this change.
I would appreciate your assistance and thank you in advance.
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ChrisGooden Premium
Forwarding is totally different from setting the NameServers. Do not do that. Follow the instructions you were given.
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MsMerry Premium
if you look back up into the training you will see the WA hosting information. On Go Daddy, you will click nameservers and then custom. copy and paste the above into the two fields
Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com
Hope this helps. Go Daddy is really easy to use.
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glablue28 Premium
Thank You MsMerry. I successfully accomplished every instruction point and saved. Then another page from GoDaddy came up advising that the Primary Named Server and Secondary Named Server had not been set up. Seeing that I had fulfilled every point recommended for set up by WA I decided all is good and moved on.
Now my dilemma is selecting a Theme Page, wish me luck.
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MsMerry Premium
You might want to just double check that the primary ns1.mywahosting.com and the secondary ns2. are indeed saved. Just to be safe. There are so many themes to choose from. I wish you luck for sure :) Keep it simple to start out. You can always change it later.
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glablue28 Premium
Thanks Chris, that's exactly what I did.
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It-is-me Premium
No domain registration possible at WA. Perhaps in the future :-)
I just update the DNS settings from a domain
from Ipage Hosting to WA.
Now waiting, not my strongest point...

EDIT:

Yes! Domain registration IS possible at WA!
And so I have now transferred my domain to WA :-)
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craqers Premium
WimE,

LOL, Yeah, patience is not my strongest point either. Guess we don't have a choice. :)

Wendy
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It-is-me Premium
Wendy,

I always say this:
I want to learn to be patient, but if I have the time ;-)

Wim.
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JPetrie Premium
Hi Kyle,
I'll keep looking around here for an answer... I'm sure it's something simple I'm missing. But, I bought my domain through WA last night, and once the purchase was completed it directed me to the build my website page.

When I enter it in the "On a domain I own" it tells me my DNS isn't set up. Did I miss a step along the way?

Thanks,
Jay
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JPetrie Premium
My apologies, please disregard. Must have typed it wrong because I tried again and it worked.
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raul-sv Premium
I have a problem similar to yours I bought the domain here at WA
and now i get this message.
Please update your nameservers to point to our servers as your domain is scheduled to be removed in 9 days.
Domain Name Scheduled Removal
marketingbusness.org Oct 16, 2016
so far I have not solve my problem,, I am sure is something simple. when i find the solution I will make a blog out of it LOL
Cheers
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JPetrie Premium
For me it was just a typo. Hopefully you can get yours resolved quickly. Wish I could be of help, but my only solution is to check your spelling
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Babies22 Premium
The way it happened for me was I got an e mail from WA and I accepted the terms
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Hi Kyle, Carson, or any WA Member:

I just got an email from you saying a domain that I have created a profile for at Wealthy Affiliate does not have DNS set up.

So, I'm trying to point the DNS to WA hosting.

However, after entering:
ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

in GoDaddy and clicking save, I get this message:

"Domains must be in an eligible status."

What does that mean and how do I correct it?

Thanks for the help,
Charlie
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happyjo689 Premium
Kyle I have to move from www.one.com to WA and I am confused. Under DNS there are three choices. Redirect, Web dns, mail dns. SHould i say yes to redirect? then under Web DNS there's Personal dns settings and Standard dns settings.

on Personal you have to fill up domain , type (is it web forward?)and value (destination) what do i write?
on the standard dns settings, there's a long list for domain, value (one.com network) and the last is acitve (all are checked yes)

Under Mail DNS: here are categories: Domain,Type (it says MX), Priority and Server (which I need to fill up.)

any help to this maze? what happens to my mail when i move to wa? thanks again.
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Eddie3 Premium
I added the WA hosting to my domain on namecheap, but i'm still unable to see my website. In order for me to go to my site i have to type in siterubix. I talked with namecheap and they said that everything is good on their end. Is there something else i need to do?
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leoemery Premium
It takes time for things to transfer (propagate) sometimes up to 48 hours - but in most cases it will propagate in a few hours.
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raul-sv Premium
i just bought a domain from Affiliate Bootcamp page with the link ;
"get your own domain here" so now it say DNS need to be set and send me to another link,,, it say update your DNS settings, will depend on where you purchased your domain (Domain Registrar) Do i have to pay to GOdaddy. com to register again?
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Rainfalls Premium
I changed my Nameservers almost 48 hours ago in 2 hours. They still have not changed over for my site http://www.globeglowcosmetics.com/ . My base site is http://flowingbeauty.siterubix.com/ . I have checked with Goddaddy many times and my Dns change is correct on their side. I have many WA websites so I have done this before. Anyone know what the problem is?
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AndvHidalgo Premium
For people who have domains at Domain.com and have trouble.
Here are the Steps:

1. Log in to your Domain.com Control Panel.
2. Go to Domain Central.
3. Select the domain (example: xyz.com) you want to edit.
4. Click "Nameservers".
5. Use the interface provided to modify your nameservers:
Select "Use different name servers " to use another company's nameservers. This option causes your domain to work with another company (Like Wealthy Affiliate).
8. Paste for Nameserver 1: ns1.mywahosting.com And for Nameserver 2: ns2.mywahosting.com.
7. Click "Save" and wait for less than 24 hours for your changes.
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teddae Premium
Like WLG below, I too "think' I pointed my domain from GoDaddy, but have more questions about what is shown at GoDaddy under the Domain Details tab... there are 3 tabs named: Settings, DNS Zone Files and Contacts.... so under the Settings tab under the Domain Details page the last 4 settings to "manage" are Forwarding, DS records, Host Names and Authorization Code.... and the last one says "Transfer locked until 10/21/2016: New domain registration" with a link that says Email My Code.

So my question is:

How should those be set?
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MsMerry Premium
settings/nameservers/click on manage and then you need to make it a custom change and put this in NS1.MYWAHOSTING.COM
NS2.MYWAHOSTING.COM

I hope I explained that ok. Maybe somebody else can jump in and help if not.
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teddae Premium
I did that MsMerry, but there are selections below that area, and I'm asking about those.
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MsMerry Premium
you don't need to worry about those. Once you have made the switch you should be good to go. I don't remember mine being locked for any time at all. I didn't transfer just pointed my domain to WA
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teddae Premium
Ok, thanks!
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AnamCarra Premium
How do I point my word press domain to wa hosting?

I don't have Go Daddy, Name Cheep, 1 and 1, I have my own website hosted with Word Press. My Word Press Looks different. than the one used on SiteRubix, even the guided videos don't look the same.

For weeks I have been trying to do this, with no success. The reason why I have not completed this stage in my training as I can't seem to get this stage done.

I now have a message on my WA page reminding me of my failure. DNS ISSUES!!!!!!!!!

YES I KNOW :)

I have been on this problem now for hours and days, my wife even said to me you have been working hard on this. I have not resolved this issue.

Did Live chat!

I'm given lots of advice but non of it matches up to my site.

Go to options area of domain, where you bought it from.
Make sure the name servers are changes to

http://ns1mywahosting.com
http://ns2mywahosting.com

I think this is wonderful news, concrete steps forward to implement the needed change.

Try all this and I got greyed out buttons

CNAM
A
NS

By this time I'm on my smart phone, this may be a issue now also using a different system, as I'm traveling to a family gathering, then trying to do this now on my iPad, not recommended with older generation device :) LOL

I eventually get some result by this time have no idea if I have accomplished the task I need to accomplish.

Result CNAM Alias of http://ns1mywahosting.com

I feel like it is easy for those who are in the know, but I'm not in the Know,

I have been feeling like canceling WA, but I do like the whole ethos of WA and the idea of community of like minded people and support.

But is there actually technical support a person I can actually telephone an actual person who can walk me through this issue.

I love my website that I have built and want to host it at WA, whatever the means, and not lose it, having implemented the training given through WA which is excellent.

Most question I ask I have had an answer for and implemented into my website.

But this one, bot getting a lot of JOY :(

Sorry if this has been a little bit of as complaint, it is my last effort to try and get this resolved.

Thanks Anam Carra

real name Mark :)
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Juneyo Premium
Here’s how you can change your Wordpress DNS to WA.
https://en.support.wordpress.com/change-name-servers/

Make sure you put the right WA DNS.

Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com
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AnamCarra Premium
Thanks,

Have seen this, looking familiar, looking promising. Change Name Servers, manage Domains at domains, YES!
Will trying doing the steps now on a desktop computer!

Thanks :)
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AnamCarra Premium
How do I point my word press domain to wa hosting?

This was the solution, THANK YOU! Juneyo.

Here’s how you can change your Wordpress DNS to WA.
https://en.support.wordpress.com/change-name-servers/

Make sure you put the right WA DNS.

Primary: http://ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: http://ns2.mywahosting.com

In the WordPress Support page provided to me by Juneyo, there is a link that takes you to Domain of WP, have to sign into WP e-mail and username, takes you to implement the needed changes. I printed off the document and went through it step by step.

Now that I have done this, have to wait if my DNS message will leave in the next few hours and days RESOLVED!

Thanks

P.S. There is Tech support, probably would not have gone through so much struggle if found and used this earlier.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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Juneyo Premium
You’re welcome =)

I forgot one thing. Make sure you backup your website in case things go wrong. I’m not trying to scare you, just want you to take precaution. Contact site support and ask them to help you move your website content here.
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kbobatoon Premium
I've updated my domain (that I purchased at GoDaddy a few years ago) with the WA Hosting Nameservers. Now, how do I connect it to the siterubix site that I created for this particular domain? When I click on 'Move' (in the domain manager), the option to select a domain I own outside of WA is not appearing. Not sure how to move forward with connecting my siterubix site with my domain that's now pointing to WA Hosting. Can someone advise me please - thanks :-)
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Juneyo Premium
Here’s how.

1- Go to SiteRubix – Site Builder. You have to create a new website first with the new domain name. Only then you’ll be able to move it. Select On a Domain I Own and type in your new domain name in the Add Your Domain Name box. A green tick will appear as you finished typing. Then, just fill in everything. The process is the same like building the Siterubix.

2 – After you click on I’m Ready, Build My Site Now, go to SiteRubix – Site Manager. Locate the Siterubix site you want to move and click on the Move button on the right. Choose To an Existing Domain and select the new domain name from the Choose existing dropdown. Then, click I’m Ready, Move My Site. Everything will be overwritten and all your contents will be moved to the new domain.
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Vinzent Premium
did you type your current domain in the search bar you have to set it up as a new domain then when you add it the option should appear?
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CaJe51 Premium
I have already done this with GoDaddy at least 3 times now and it's still not working. I called their tech support and they told me that because my domain name was new, it has to be over 60 days old before they can change it. Is that right? Nothing seems to be working.
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FHagstrom Premium
You don't need to transfer the name from godaddy, that will take 60 days and you will also have to register for another year to WA in order to move it so, you simply need to point the DNS to the WA nameservers
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MsMerry Premium
I had no problem doing mine. Are you sure you are in the right place and putting this info in correctly? One little thing missing is all it takes. Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com I know you have to change it to custom before it will work so make sure you clicked on that little button. Hope this helps a little.
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CaJe51 Premium
I'm not sure I'm doing is right. Can you tell me where specifically I need to go on GoDaddy to put in the information?
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FHagstrom Premium
To Set up Your Domain Name Servers at GoDaddy, do the following:
1.Log in to your Account Manager.
2.Next to Domains, click Manage.
3.Select the domain name(s) you want to modify.
4.From the Settings menu, select Nameservers (third option)
5.Click Manage
6. Under Setup type, select Custom.
7. Select Add Nameserver
8. Enter the two WA Hosting nameservers:
Primary: NS1.MYWAHOSTING.COM
Secondary: NS2.MYWAHOSTING.COM
9. Click Save

Note; Once your website is up and running with WA you need to go back into your GoDaddy Account and update your Domain Details under DNS Zone File > A (Host)
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MsMerry Premium
exactly as FHagstrom has said Carol.
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MsMerry Premium
I think they changed that for updating domain details. When I went in it says it cannot be done because my domain is not hosted at GoDaddy or something similar to that :) I think it is on auto for that now.
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CaJe51 Premium
Thank you. I think this will work. Will wait and see.
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Elmurphy Premium
Hi, I just did mine and it worked.
1.Go to your domain manager or your GoDaddy account.
2. You should see some drop down menus. Among these dropdowns, you should see "domain". Click on it
3. It should show your domain name and a dropdown icon within the box. Click the drop-down arrow and got to DN settings.
4. Scroll down and you should see another drop-down requiring to either switch from default to custom, switch to custom and press ok.
5. Input these name servers:
ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com
6. Click save.
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debrakirk Premium
OK -Have been successful so far in going to my domain at go daddy and have put in the NS1 & NS 2 etc (it has only been about 1 hour since i did that)
To log in at 1&1 do I already have a log in or do I have to become a customer?
Thanking you in anticipation.
Deb
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Juneyo Premium
If you don’t buy your domain name from 1&1 then, there’s no need to create one. The 1&1 instruction is only for those who buy from that domain registrar.
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debrakirk Premium
Thankyou - this was not obvious to me - did not think this would be so confusing!
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Juneyo Premium
You're welcome =)
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debrakirk Premium
Actually - I am still unsure what to do next! OK - i'm totally lost!
Please help
Thankyou
Deb
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Juneyo Premium
The next thing to do is check whether the DNS has fully propagated. To do that, go to whois.net and type your website URL. Look at the Name Server. If it shows like the image below, that means everything is good to go. You can now start building your site.
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debrakirk Premium
Yep - good to go - phew! thankyou so much - couldn't see the woods for the trees!
I do appreciate your help so much - thankyou!!!!
Deb
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Juneyo Premium
Great. I have one question for you. Do you have a siterubix site you want to move to that domain?
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debrakirk Premium
I am just setting up the site as per the lessons Juneyo - I did not have a site previously set up that I needed to move.
Deb Thankyou
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wealthyhelp Premium
Hi,
please help! I'm trying to transfer my site form godaddy. I see this instruction,

YES - If you already own indicolor.com, your DNS settings are not quite setup yet. You must point that domain at Wealthy Affiliate nameservers. To do this, you will update your DNS by following these instructions.
NO - If you don’t own indicolor.com, you can see if it is available available to register through our SiteDomains platform. For help with this, see these instructions.

To point the DNS settings, I'm asked to login to 1&1 account. I do not have a login, Do I have to purchase domain again to sign up here?
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Juneyo Premium
I check indicolor.com via whois.net and it looks like your DNS has been successfully pointed to WA DNS. Are you trying to create a new site with it or move a siterubix site to it?

If you don’t buy your domain name from 1&1 then, there’s no need to create one. Where do you see the instruction that asked you to login to 1&1 account in order to point the DNS settings?
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TwistedMetal Premium
Before I go spending money here again, I don't want what is happening to all of you happen to me. With that being said how do I avoid these issues such as;
YES - If you already own thebestonlineaffiliatemarketingprograms.com, your DNS settings are not quite setup yet. You must point that domain at Wealthy Affiliate nameservers. To do this, you will update your DNS by following these instructions.

NO - If you don’t own thebestonlineaffiliatemarketingprograms.com, you can see if it is available available to register through our SiteDomains platform. For help with this, see these instructions.
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