Newbie: Don't want to host registered domain name


#1

Very new to all this and trying to set up a website. I started this process registering and hosting a domain name (example1.com). However, I have another domain name registered that I would rather host (example2.com) and stop using the first domain name (example1.com) altogether. This is all in dreamhost. Is there a way to switch the hosting from the one registered domain name to the other? I tried looking around the board a little bit as to not be a bother but didn’t come across anything that exactly fit this request. Saw something about “mirroring” but wasn’t certain what would happen with the mirror if I would just let the first domain name expire. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


#2

You can have unlimited domain names hosted with your account. So it really does not matter. If you pay yearly you got 1 domain free with the hosting and the next domain names you pay $9.95 (or more depending on .com or other .xxx).
So if you let example1.com expire, example2.com will become your free domain for the next year.


#3

Got it. I was afraid that I was going to have to pay for a secondary host account for example2.com. Like I said, I’m really new at this, so I appreciate the input.