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Domain Redirection Instructions

Want to update your domain to direct to your new website? Following the directions below, then submit the request form and we’ll send you your DNS and/or Nameserver details.

Option 1: Update Your Nameservers

Log in to your domain registrar’s website. This is the company where you originally purchased or registered your domain.

Navigate to the domain management or DNS settings section. The exact location of this option may vary depending on your domain registrar’s interface. Look for options related to DNS or nameservers.

Locate the current nameserver settings for your domain. Typically, there will be two or more nameserver entries in the format of “ns1.example.com” and “ns2.example.com.” These nameservers are responsible for directing traffic to your current hosting provider.

Take note of your current nameserver entries. It’s important to have a record of your existing nameservers in case you need to revert the changes or troubleshoot any issues.

Obtain the new nameserver information from your new hosting provider. This information is usually provided in the account setup or welcome email you received when you signed up for hosting.

Replace the existing nameserver entries with the new ones provided by your hosting provider. Remove the old nameservers and enter the new ones in their place. You might need to click on an “Edit” or “Modify” button next to the nameserver settings to make changes.

Save the changes and wait for the DNS propagation to take effect. DNS propagation is the process by which the updated nameserver information is distributed and recognized across the internet. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours for the changes to fully propagate.

Verify the nameserver update. After some time has passed, you can check if the nameserver update was successful by visiting your domain in a web browser. If the new hosting provider’s website or a default page appears, it means the redirect was successful.

Option 2: Update Your DNS Records

Log in to your current domain registrar’s website where your domain is registered.

Look for the domain management or DNS settings section. This is where you can make changes to your domain’s DNS records.

Locate the A (Address) record for your domain or the specific subdomain you want to redirect. The A record is responsible for mapping a domain or subdomain to an IP address.

Take note of the current IP address associated with the A record. This is the IP address of your current hosting provider.

Obtain the IP address of your new hosting provider. This information is usually provided by your new hosting provider. It may be in the account setup or welcome email you received when you signed up for hosting.

Update the A record with the new IP address. Replace the existing IP address with the IP address provided by your new hosting provider. If you’re redirecting a subdomain, make sure to update the A record for that specific subdomain.

Save the changes. Some registrars may require you to confirm or submit the changes before they take effect.

Wait for the DNS propagation to complete. DNS propagation is the process by which DNS changes are propagated across the internet. It can take some time for the updated A record to propagate fully. During this time, visitors may still be directed to the old hosting provider.

Test the redirection. Open a web browser and enter your website’s URL. It should now redirect to the new hosting provider’s server. Make sure to test the redirection on different browsers and devices to ensure it is working correctly.