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.
Remember that once you change your Name servers it will take up to 24 hours for the changes to take affect. Our tests show that it usually only takes a few hours to resolve to our name servers.


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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 Plus
sounds like you bought your domain name at godaddy?

or did you buy hosting there?

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Server Error in '/park' Application.

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

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

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

Source Error:


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

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

Stack Trace:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Domain Name: http://everythingfamilylife.com


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

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

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

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

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

-- Do you have the numeric IP address of your website from your control panel? If so enter those digits in your web browser (no https, etc.) and see if you can open your site from there. If that fails then there is another hosting server issue other than DNS on the WA server. The numeric IP address ignores DNS entirely and goes directly to your website server.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Thank you! It is all working now! :) Thanks for all your help! :)
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I bought my domain through WA and it wants me to set up my DNS servers with the WA name servers...that doesn't make any sense..lol..and it's the first time it asked me to do that! Kyle...help..am having so much trouble with this one domain...lol
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