Changing domain name servers quickly after registering a domain some where else really helps. I registered the domain name ameritoyluvr.com at ipowerweb the other night and then in about 10 minutes checked the site at manage.opensrs.net to see it it was accepted there yet, and low and behold there it was. I changed the name servers to the dreamhost.com name servers, logged out and then logged into my DreamHost account and created a domain in there called ameritoyluvr.com (for Toy Fox Terrier Lovers. S ), and made it a fully hosted domain. Then went to email and added 2 email account to this domain. Uploaded a redirect.htm file to that new domain to go to my wife's www.scottieluvr.com website and ... Viola! I checked and it showed up instantly.
I think the sooner you get the name server changed the better. The reason I believe this is if you change it very soon after creation, the domain name is now associated with DreamHost name servers and doesn't populate out in the internet under an alternate nameserver and that keeps from having to "relearn" a location of a domain at a new nameserver. Does this make sense?
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