In order for your domain to point to WA Hosting, you need to update your DNS (Domain Name Server) settings within your Domain Registrar.

OK, before I completely lose you with all this "DNS" talk, I will help you understand what is happening here.

WA Hosting is where you are going to be putting all of your website files. These are the same files that load when people will be visiting your domain. Your Domain is the address of your website. In order to connect these two items, you need to tell your domain where to look for the files. This is where the DNS settings come in. When you update these to point to WA Hosting, we automatically know where to look.

The name servers for Wealthy Affiliate Hosting ALWAYS are:

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

In order for your domain name to point to your web space, you need to tell it where the web space is. To do this, we use something called "Name servers". A name server is simply an address that you need to point your domain to in order for it to connect with your web space.

The place that you update your DNS settings, will depend on where you purchased your domain (Domain Registrar). This will likely be:

GoDaddy.com
NameCheap.com
1and1.com

We are going to explain how to update your DNS within all of these system in the upcoming pages, so choose according to where you bought your domain.



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BabyPhoenix Premium
DNSSEC

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protect your domain from attacks such as DNS cache poison attacks and DNS spoofing. Your DNS provider can provide you with the values you need to activate DNSSEC.

Ok, so who can help me resolve this? When I transfer to WA for hosting, This is immediately after.
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immistermike Premium
That's a good questions for SiteSupport. I know we have security and security monitoring but I don't know the specifics. Ask SiteSupport. They should get right back to you.
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Mimidawg Premium
Okay, so godaddy must have updated how they do this because I don't have these same options as listed here. I have the option to enter only the ns1 name in one box. this took me to a page where it says that now my site will be redirected to the ns1 address and it also asks if I want it permanently or temporarily. It also asks me if I want it forwarded only, or forwarded with masking. And a finish button. So simple it feels so wrong! Please help. :)
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JohnV Premium
Looks to me like you have got it right. The proof will be whether it works!
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Foobard Premium
I'm not sure that you are on the right page. You don't want to forward or forward with masking. Did the domain show up here so you can move your siterubix site to it? Otherwise, with forwarding, it will just forward all the traffic to your siterubix website. Which is not ideal.
You posted this almost a day ago, I'm just wondering and hoping that you got it to work. If not, let us know!
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JaslineBerry Premium
When I went on godaddy, it looked different from the example. Probably an update. I copied it to share.

Log in to your GoDaddy account.
Next to Domains, click Manage.
How you set your custom nameservers will depend on the view of your account.

Card View

In Card View, your account will look something like this:


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