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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CaryD Premium
I'm trying to set up my domain dns. Transferred the domain from GoDaddy today. I follow the instructions and go to Site Domains but there is no launch button. I'm assuming my domain is inactive due to the name changes being done automatically in the background? Other than that, I am at a loss as to why my domain is inactive on WA at this time.
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onmyownterms Premium
If you transferred the domain, you will have to wait to create it here until you receive confirmation that the transfer is complete. Had you merely updated the DNS without transfer, it would have been virtually instantaneous.
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CaryD Premium
ok, thanks. I would rather have it hosted here on WA than GoDaddy. I have updated the DNS manually and am now waiting to see if t goes live tonight.
I have another domain on GoDaddy that I will try and update the DNS and see what happens. I'll let you know the outcome.
Thanks,
Cary
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onmyownterms Premium
If the sites are already live on GoDaddy, you need to back them up prior to changing the DNS. If they are only registered there, you're fine. This gives me another idea for a blog.
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CaryD Premium
They are only registered there. I had bought the domains a couple years ago in anticipation of building them out. I do have "live" sites on GoDaddy but I am leaving them there. They are not affiliate marketing sites.

Thanks onmyownterms! I look forward to your next blog.
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KevinOConnor Premium
Hi Cary,
I just tried it today and to find the Nameservers, you need to go under DNS. Nameservers is at the bottom of the page that comes up. You can then change the default to Custom and cut and paste the primary and secondary info into the boxes and then hit save.
Hope that helps.
Kevin
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CaryD Premium
yes it does. I did that with my second domain before I transferred it and it worked great. I had to open a ticket on the first domain but support had it corrected by the end of the day. IT suppport is quick! I would have waited at least 36 hours on GoDaddy.
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Whopso Premium
Yes I just purchased one, but they said that ns1.mywahosting.com was not available. I purchased mywahosting.net for 29 bucks, and I'm sure I have the right DNS. Kyle to me I would need to register on a server or my time-table.com site would be taken down. I dont know what to do at this point.
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verna8767 Premium
I agree with MozMary. You are confusing the WA name servers with a domain name. Your domain name would be the name of the website you created. You had to give a name to your website then go to a domain registrar such as Go Daddy or NameCheap and purchase the domain name.

If you bought the domain name from anywhere other than WA, then all you would need to do is point the domain name servers from GoDaddy name servers to WA name servers.

The DNS name servers are what is used for the hosting of your website (i.e., for your website to be seen on the internet.

If you purchased http://mywahosting.net, you purchased it as a domain name. You did not use it as a name server for WA. So basically, all you can do with that purchase is to use it as a name of a website, but I don't see just how you can use it as a website name effectively.

The WA name servers are http://ns1.mywahosting.com and http://ns2.mywahosting.com. You need to go to wherever you purchased your website domain name and follow instructions from that registrar on how to point the DNS name servers to WA name servers.

Kyle was letting you know that unless you point the DNS name servers to WA name servers he will have to take your website down because as of now Go Daddy has the DNS name servers for your website http://time-table.com still pointing to their DNS nameservers.

That will have to be done before your website can be hosted at WA.

Hope this clarifies the difference between a domain name (which is for the name of your website)and the DNS name servers (which identifies who is hosting your website).

P.S. See Attonito's reply because he is explaining to to change your DNS name servers from Go Daddy to WA name servers.

Verna
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Whopso Premium
I'm trying to set up my DNS through Go Daddy.com. It says that the ns1.mywahosting.com is taken, but I can purchase "mywahosing.us for 0.99 cent for the first year, and 19.99 for each year after. Is this the same as the WA hosting website? Please someone help me with this. Iom so confused
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MozMary Premium
you have confused domain names with hosting - don't buy that

if you had a domain name there and wanted to host the website here you would use the dns settings - you clearly are in the wrong aread of godaddy

have you already got a .com with godaddy?
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rroesel Premium
I recently "pointed" several of my domains to mywahosting.com. The pointing went fine. Now there is a landing page displaying the virtues of joining WA. It includes several links to join. Are these links my WA affiliate links or are they just generic WA links?

Until I setup my sites, I would like to get credit for any referrals that click on these links. Can anyone tell me how to ensure the links are for my affiliate link?
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newmarketpro Premium
You can access your affiliate links under the referral stats (aeroplane icon). There several affiliate links you can access to ..

:)
Joe
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rroesel Premium
Thanks but I know how to find my affiliate links. What I am curious about is who gets credit if someone clicks on the link "Not Already a Member? Join Today!" or the "Join Wealthy Affiliate Today" icon at the bottom of the page?

To help clarify, visit one of my landing pages at rudyroesel.com. You will see the links. Looking at the html code, they appear to be generic links to another WA landing page. I don't think I will receive credit if someone clicks on these links.
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Sheris4U Premium
Hi. I am curious, did you ever get a complete answer to affiliate links? I think they do link back to you because I copied a link that was on my page and pasted it on https:// on google and it came back to my site. Try and check it that way.
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rroesel Premium
No, I did not get a complete answer to my question.

Yes, my affiliate links work properly. What I'm saying is they are not being used on the landing pages when you point your domains to the WA servers.

Even though my domain name is being used to advertise WA membership, it appears I will not receive credit if someone joins WA when visiting my site.
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newmarketpro Premium
I am not sure if you have embedded your affiliate link there correctly. You can test it by clicking it and see your stats. Are you using Pretty Link or is it a raw link because when I clicked it seemed a raw link not an affiliate link.

:)
Joe
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newmarketpro Premium
Can you share with me your page? PM me if you don;t want to share it here.
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Labman Premium
The affiliate links are personalized to you. You are logged in to WA, this makes the links shown on any page inside WA that has the affiliate link be customized to your personal link.
So if you go to This page: at the top where you see affiliate link (the link Icon with the word Affiliate next to it) and open it, this link is customized to you and will have your unique link attached to the end of the link.
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virtrel Premium
Hy,

I have a little problem. I am hosting my own Nameserver and I use my domain not only for my website but for my remote desktop, VPN, SMTP, AD and so on.

So I am not able to change the nameserver for my domain to point at your nameserver.

Is there a solution how I am able to point at your nameserver and still host my services with my domain?
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Bibian2 Premium
This question is difficult for me to answer. Our community might help out or PM the support team for help. At the top bar of your domain where it is site domain, site comment, you can see site support, click on it and write your ticket for your complaint, they will surely help you.
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virtrel Premium
Thank you very much, I will give it a try.
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CandiceWils1 Premium
Hi, I have a business that i am currently developing online and hoped to enhance it by coming on here. I have a website that I haven't launched (as I can't get it looking how I want) I paid for it via loopia. Can I still use this and add affiliate products that compliment my business onto it ?
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Bibian2 Premium
Yes my dear. You can transfer your domain from another host to WA. check this I hope it might be of help to you
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CandiceWils1 Premium
Ah thank you, thats really helpful c
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TopCat66 Premium
Found out that since all of my contact info for my domain is totally outdated I have to update it....and that means I am entering into the 60 days lockout. Either I transfer it with the faulty data (which is not possible because it needs email confirmation) or I have to wait 60 days to transfer my domain name to WA.. guess I will just need to find out how to point the DNS servers (I think by the way that I figured that out but my data needs to be approved before I can take that step). -sigh-. Baby steps!
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Labman Premium
You are not transferring your domain you are transferring your hosting to WA.. You should not be locked out you do not have to transfer the domain.
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TopCat66 Premium
Ok, I am getting a bit further... I have unlocked my domain name and un-privacied it. But I just found out that the email address I was using when I bought this domain many years ago was a different email address (didn't know that until just now) and probably that is causing the problems. I am trying to get it transferred to WA or at least to get the DNS pointed to WA... it is not working.
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Vandersommen Premium
Ok im pretty much totally lost! My dad purchased a domain for me a while back. I wasnt premium though when I got to the point of being able to use it. I decided to just make another website using the domain but im not sure really who it was purchased through. The verification email says the Organization name is Domain Shield. Is that who it was bought through? And if so its not listed on the options. I know he purchased it through the Wealthy Affiliate website. Feeling very lost please someone help clarify this for me!! Thank You!!
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Melissa901 Premium
You may want to ask site supports help with this they should be able to help you fill in the blanks
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Vandersommen Premium
Thank you! How do I get to site supports?
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Melissa901 Premium
Click on the big blue to the left that say site rubix, that will pull up a side bar click on the top box, this will open a new box up on the right top corner you will see site support. Click on it and you will send it like a regular email. Just be through.
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Anonymoose Premium
If you log in to that Domain Shield website where your domain was purchased, you only need to replace the name servers into the one above that Kyle mentioned :
Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com

Then wait about 15-45 minutes for it to take effect.
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DarrellJ1 Premium
I just purchased my web domain through godaddy, and attempted to transfer my domain to wealthy affiliate, but godaddy seem to have some kind of restriction on doing that. I unlocked that restriction, then it said pending. It gave me a two month period upon which I can only transfer my domain to WA. After speaking with them, the tech told me I had to get this straight WA. Can someone help, because it they plan on holding on to my domain for two months, I will simply cancel my domain and go through another company. I will not waste two months with godaddy inorder to continue my journey with WA. PLEASE HELP
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MsMerry Premium
You can just point the servers here to WA and do the transfer later. It is because you just purchased the domain so they restrict the transfer but not changing the servers. It is in this training but if you need guidance many are familiar with godaddy.
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Foobard Premium
In addition to what MsMerry said, all registrars have that 2-month freeze on transfers. If you cancel the domain, they might hold on to it for an undetermined period of time. So if you really want that domain name, and you cancel it, it might be held up in limbo.
Or someone else could snap it up if they like the name.
Your best course of action is to do what MsMerry says and point the domain to Wealthy Affiliate, and transfer it later.
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clarerubel Premium
I typed NS1.MYWAHOSTING.COM into the field and GoDaddy says, "It's not a valid IP. What is the current "valid" IP address?

I purchased my DN rom GoDaddy@a week ago. Is this the problem?

I'm trying to transfer my DN from GoDaddy without having to wait the 60 days.

Does anyone know how to Transfer a NEW Domain Name from GoDaddy to WA?
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fleurallen Premium
Is your domain name unlocked and you have a transfer code? Check this out:
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clarerubel Premium
No. That's the problem, fluerallen. I purchased the DN @five days ago, so it's "locked". I called a tech, three times and each one had a different story. None would give me a transfer code. Supposedly, I can't transfer for 60 days.

One tech @GoDaddy showed me how to type in the "values" of the hosting company-WA- but the one I typed in is "invalid"; the ns1.mywahosting.com

So, the tech said, "Find out what the 'values' are and how to place them". Ok!

It's getting more complex, for me.
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fleurallen Premium
Hey hang in there Clare, I had similar hassles when transferring over multiple domains from a variety of providers. Send a message to site support here as they help you to walk through the whole thing. Persistance is the key, you will succeed - I hear you!
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clarerubel Premium
Thank you. You're so cool.

I'll try sending to "support", then. (Didn't know we had this.)
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Bibian2 Premium
I have presented this problem before, my domain pregnancyandlowbackpain.com was purchased at Wealthy Affiliate site but Google console does not recognise me as the owner of
pregnancyandlowbackpain.com if no www. is placed in it. once you try to open my site at Google console it will give me 404 error. If I open with the one with www. it will open immediately.
Google console said my host site does not welcome domains with www.
My question now is, how can I make this my site useful to me? since I built this site 7 months ago I have been fighting one problem or the other.
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JasonGB Premium
Hi
Have you entered all sites into google search console?
Not sure if this will help - but you should claim all possible site URLs and verify ownership
i.e.
http://mysite.com
http://www.mysite.com
https://mysite.com
https://www.mysite.com

Then you can select within google search console which is your preferred domain and all traffic will be sent to your preference
either
www.mysite.com
or
mysite.com
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Bibian2 Premium
Thank you Jason. All these I have done. When they refused to give me ownership of mysite.com I made www.mysite.com my preferred URL. Now they are telling me that my DNS is not rooted in the host DNS.
Don't really know what else to do. Any suggestions that can help is really welcomed
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JasonGB Premium
Hi again

I have opened your website with www and also without. They both load perfectly for me.
Perhaps need to talk to site support

Sorry not much help
J
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MsMerry Premium
Did you contact site support for assistance on this? Also as Jason has suggested as well. Google can be temperamental some days. :-) your site should be reading with an https://. I did not purchase my domain here so I am not the best help, sorry. I just tested with an https: and got an error saying it was not safe and a bunch of other stuff. Hmmm?
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Bibian2 Premium
Hi Merry,
For a long time now I have been a torn on the support team concerning all these problems. I think they are getting tired and has referred me to Kyle. I am waiting till I see improvement following Kyle's instructions.
And do you know what? This always consumsg my precious time because if everything is going normal I don't see why I should be where I am today.
Thanks for your care.
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MsMerry Premium
I agree and I hope Kyle has the answers to help you. It just doesn't make sense unless a step was missed, which does not seem to be the case. Wishing you the best.
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JJarmaL1 Premium
Hey guys, I’m relatively new to W.A. I just purchased the premium version and was trying to register my domain to setup a website. I thought premium version was free to own your own domain. So when I went to set it up it ask me to click on link and it sent me to another page to pay additional money to own. What exactly is that about? Need assistance, thanks
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Djefferds Premium
No domains are not included with premium. Most domains are $10-$15. per year.
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Labman Premium
Hosting is included, domains are extra.
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MsMerry Premium
HI Jarmal. Yes, you do need to purchase a domain separately from the membership. However, if you do not want to do that right away you can do two free sites here. I would choose to purchase your domain as it is much more professional and you own the name. All the best and hope this helps.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Jarmal, did you purchase your domain from Wealthy Affiliate(WA) or another provider? If you purchased it through WA, then all you have to is to go into Site Rubix, click on Site Domain and register. If on the other hand you purchased through another provide the registering is the same except you do have to pay for the transfer.
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JJarmaL1 Premium
Hey Harvey, yes I purchased it through the W.A. site and have that part squared away. Thanks for your input
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1Freespirit Premium
When I went to godaddy, the above directions were not exactly correct. It seems maybe something has been moved around. Good thing I've done this before, so I could maneuver enough to find the nameserver boxes and follow the rest of the directions. Godaddy is doing something I haven't seen before. When you try to move your Domain, they are giving extra support to keep you from doing this. Maybe this is why the DNS instructions were not totally correct. Just a heads up.
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MsMerry Premium
Did you figure it out Hanan? I use GoDaddy and I just point the servers to WA. They did change a few things. Once you have the WA servers in the boxes just click on save and you should be good. Let me know if you still need help.
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1Freespirit Premium
Thank you so much for your response. I am still stuck. I did figure out how to point the domain to WA, however, it has not yet changed over from the temporary rubix site. Is there anything else needed besides pointing the domain from Goaddy to WA?
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otikoroASH Premium
Go Daddy is so frustrating, they locked my account for 60 days because I updated my name, this was convenient for them because my hosting and domains are up for renewal. With a much higher price tag than WA. If I want to protect my domains I have no choice but to renew with them before I transfer.

I'll be happy to be Go Daddy -free!
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MsMerry Premium
Wow, sorry to hear that. I have not had any issues using GoDaddy and I have been there awhile.
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MsMerry Premium
Gosh, I am such a slacker or so I feel right now! I did not see your question about GoDaddy. I sure hope you have it but if not please PM me and I can walk you thru.
Did you change it on this end from temporary to your own domain? It should show but if not check in with support here too. Looks like the problem is here and not at Godaddy due to the temporary which you also have to manually change. Geeze, sure hope you got it.
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19TAvery69 Premium
I created a website before joining WA and I want to add it to my WA account but in order to do so I need the DNS. What if I don't remember where or whom I purchased this domain name from? Is there a way I can find this out online?
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Foobard Premium
Edit: even better:
go here and type your domain in the input box:
https://www.internic.net/whois.html

Sometimes the information given is a bit misleading, though. Like mine says Enom, when I actually registered it with Namecheap. Namecheap was acting as a reseller to Enom. It should at least closer to the answer. If you contact the support at the registrar, they should be able to help you, even if you used a reseller.

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(original comment)
If you go here:
https://www.whatsmydns.net/
and type in your domain name. Change the dropdown that says "A" to "NS", and it will tell you what nameservers your domain is pointed to. That SHOULD give you the answer you are looking for.

Alternatively, do a search in your email account for your domain name. You should have an email from the registrar as one of your first emails. Assuming you are the kind of person who keeps emails. I hope! ;-)
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MsMerry Premium
Awesome information Steve! I just learned something else again! Gotta love this community.
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Foobard Premium
I learned the whatsmydns.net trick from @Nathaniell, I believe. Yes, this is a great community!
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FlorianHoff Premium
I have a .de Domain that won't work with the DNS changes. My Host also says I could try it again if the nameservers know the Domain. My questions are now if i even can get an .de domain? Is WA even concepted for German websites? Will german content even work with WA keyword tool?
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DynamicDavid Premium
After updating the DNS changes for a domain, it can take up to 2 to 3 days for those changes to be replicated throughout the internet.

You are interested in two web servers knowing that change, the WA web server and the web server that you use to go out to the internet, that is your Internet Service Providers web server. Once both those servers know the DNS changes, you should be all set for the next step.

So you may just have to wait.

Oh, the 2 to 3 days do not have to be traditional business days.

In the meantime, work with the WA keyword tool to confirm or otherwise if German content will work. I would be very surprised if it does not.
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nathaniell Premium
You should be able to change the DNS to WA's nameservers

ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

If your registrar doesn't allow for NS changes, then you'll need to get a domain that allows you to change the nameservers. If you have to get a new domain, I'd recommend going with WA as your registrar. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains
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osnabcruz283 Premium
I really think that I am at a loss! I have to admit that I am a newbie in online marketing. In the first place I had a wrong understanding of Domain Name. I thought it was my company name that I registered with the Georgia Office of Secretary of State (De La Cruz Enterprises, LLC) and the website that I was intending to use (www.delacruzentllc.com) which I did not buy anywhere else. I would like to get my Domain Name through WA Hosting. PLEASE HELP !!!
osnabcruz283
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Labman Premium
Go to the SiteRubix menu item, click it to open the secondary menu. Select site Domains and purchase your domain there. You do not need to add the www. to the front of the domain these days.
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Mabacherli Premium
Hi there,

I am working on setting up a G Suite account. The first step is to verify that I am the owner of (domain name). In order to do so I need to add the following TXT record to my DNS settings:

google-site-verification=M9XmarM_kAMveN08Dc8B5I9e-TG9t5xtEh0bPIMEI78

Can you please add this for me?

Once this is added, please delete any existing MX records and add Google's MX records.



Please let me know when this has been completed.

Thanks,
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Triblu Premium
Hey Michael,

To verify your domain with Google, here is a tutorial to help you: Hope this helps you.
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
I am at how to set up Domain DNS. I already have a Domain name from Go Daddy, when I log in at Go Daddy I don't see the word Launch to click on I don't see the word Domain either. Can someone please direct me where to find either word? thanks
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BobBarr Premium
You can find WA training on setting your DNS addresses at godaddy by typing the words "dns godaddy" (without the quotes) into the WA search bar. (You shoukd look for the most recent training since godaddy has changed their site several times over the years.)
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faraha1986 Premium
Hi,
I have the same problem, did you find figure out what to do yet so I can follow your steps.
Please advice.
Thank you
Farah
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NoMo9-5Grind Premium
Hi,
Login to your GoDaddy account, then on the first page it takes you to.... at the top, it will say "Domains" and should display your actual Domain Name. Look to the right of that box then click on DNS then look for this "Nameserver" Click on the "Change" Button Select "Custom" and add following for WA :
http://NS1.MYWAHOSTING.COM
http://NS2.MYWAHOSTING.COM
In the respective boxes
Then click save at the bottom, and you should be good to go.
You may get an email notification from Go Daddy about the recent changes follow any instructions if needed.
Note: it could take a bit for the change to reflect. If you still have any issues Go Daddy is pretty awesome and rendering assistance.

Hope this helps. ')
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
HI Faraha, I was told at Go Daddy that I cannot transfer my Domain name before December 2nd. it has to be 60 days from when I bought it to be able to make the change. If you bought yours longer than 60 days from Go Daddy, just call them they will walk you through the process, they were very helpful to me, did not give me any problem at all
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
Hi Faraha again, I just had to purchase one from WA
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
Thank you for trying to help, but it turns out I cannot transfer my Domain Name as yet I would have had to own
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DMcIntosh2 Premium
Thank you for the information, but I cannot transfer my Domain name before 60 days after purchasing it at Go Daddy, and it has not been 60 days as yet not until Dec. 2nd, I just had to purchase one from WA.
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BobBarr Premium
Domain names do not need to be transferred to use them for hosting sites at WA.

You can use the domain name even while it's still stuck at godaddy by changing the DNS address settings to point the domain at WA's hosting servers. NoMo9-5Grind has provided the steps to do that above.
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brichnow21 Premium
Thank you! I just purcheased one through web.com, which I haven't yet launched. Nice to know about the wait time! Barb
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gcd Premium
I have just renewed my domain registration on DreamHost and set up my DNS settings to point here to WA but have a couple of questions (hopefully quick ones) please -

1. Does it now mean that the website previously registered and hosted on DreamHost, is now hosted here on WA?
The domain registration remains with DreamHost which is where I will renew each year?

2. Since doing that, I have set up my website here but I don't see any of the pages/posts from the website that I had created there. How do I get those?

Hope that makes sense.

Thanks folks
Gary
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MoritzS Premium
Once you have pointed the DNS to another company, the site is hosted there.

So now, your site is hosted at WA and the domain is still at DreamHost.

The content you created before changing the DNS gets lost if not backed up.

Moritz
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gcd Premium
Perfect. Thanks Moritz!
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MoritzS Premium
You're welcome. :)
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hey Kyle, I think that you need to update the info on SETTING UP YOUR DOMAIN DNS with GoDaddy. I do not see "Launch" instead I only see; MANAGE, which I clicked on...and then I changed it. Just took me a couple of minutes more to try to find the LAUNCH thing to click on,which is/was replaced by manage. Maybe it would benefit others...Thanks
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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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