Having never changed name servers before I want to be sure that I’ve got the right procedure before doing anything. Here’s what I think needs to be done for a site that exists elsewhere but is in staging here at DreamHost:
Collect DNS listing from current name server
Record ‘non-editable’ DNS entries here at DH
Remove ‘fully hosted’ from primary domain here at DH
Modify DH DNS listing to match current name server, including MX records
[*]Change name servers to DH at domain registrar
Ideally, then, when we’re ready to go live with the site all I need to do is change the listings for the site itself from the old entries to those previously non-editable entries. Am I close?
Additions, deletions, comments welcome.