I've transfered a domain - what happens next?


#1

Hi! For the last few years I have had a domain name registered with another company, and it just points to another page. Since Dreamhost offers unlimited domains, I got the auth code and and unlocked the site and transferred the registration to Dreamhost. Which cost $9.95 (which I was due to pay the other company anyway, so that’s OK). That was about 4 or 5 days ago. What happens next? I know that these things can take a while, but should I be hearing something by now? Should I do something else?

Les Miserables: the game of the book - http://www.LesMisGame.com


#2

I recently got through doing that…

after you transfer the domain, you need to set up access to that domain. You do that through the “Manage Domain” section.


#3

Thanks! That makes sense. I just did that, and I got warned that I need to using Dreamhost nameservers to work (NS1.DREAMHOST.COM , etc.) At the previous registrar, the domain just pointed to a web page so there was nowhere to change nameservers. This is the first time that my other domain has had a real location. So I need to type in the nameservers somewhere, or will this happen automatically?

Les Miserables: the game of the book - http://www.LesMisGame.com


#4

hmm i’m not too sure. I would think any domain you register elsewhere would have a place to modify the namespace.

THen again, if you are migrating the domain across different hosts (in this case from your old one to Dreamhost), i wouldnt think you would need to modify the ns addresses.


#5

I suspect the name servers would be set automatically once the domain has been successfully transfered to DreamHost.

Although, the domain registration page in the panel does say this;

[color=#0000CC]"# You should do any nameserver changes (e.g. to ns1.dreamhost.com, etc) before transferring!"[/color]

Either way, the domain should appear under the Domains -> Registrations page of the panel once the transfer has completed.

Mark


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#6

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I messed up here - I changed the nameserver settings AFTER changing the official registrar to DreamHost. Will this cause problems?

Les Miserables: the game of the book - http://www.LesMisGame.com


#7

Nope, that shouldn’t do anything.