Domain names & Hosting


#1

Hello!
I have a few simple questions I hope can be answered.
Dreamhost is the host of my domain name & web server.
I would like to have more domain names point to my web server.
Should I only use Dreamhost to register my domains or can I have GoDaddy point to my web server without additional cost?
On Dreamhost it shows a $9.95 fee to transfer domains…
What is the difference between simply pointing to a web server and transfering the domain name?


#2

You can point your GoDaddy-registered domains to your Dreamhost account by editing the DNS Servers over at GoDaddy to point to Dreamhost:

ns1.dreamhost.com
ns2.dreamhost.com
ns3.dreamhost.com

[quote]On Dreamhost it shows a $9.95 fee to transfer domains…
What is the difference between simply pointing to a web server and transfering the domain name?[/quote]
Pointing the domains at DH means the management of domain records will be done at GoDaddy while the files are hosted here. Transferring means Dreamhost will be your registrar and you will be able to manage your domain records right here in the Panel rather than having the hosting here and the management somewhere else. If you’re getting a somewhat sizeable discount on alot of domains then it might pay to have your eggs in two baskets. If not, it’s probably easier to have your stuff in one place for easy access.

When you transfer your domains over here they actually give you a year’s domain registration on top of it (value $9.95 each). Most registrars do that these days. Something to think about if costs are your primary concern.

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