Hello - I have a quick question about hosting email and a site separately.
a friend currently has a site hosted with godaddy. They are planning to let the hosting expire this month but want to keep their domain and their email service.
we plan on redirecting their domain to a domain of mine on a dreamhost shared plan.
what is the best way to set this up and avoid or minimize downtime for their email?
it seems as though my options are:
1) update to dreamhost nameservers and then point mx record back to godaddy. however i assume there will be some email downtime?
2) stay on godaddy nameservers and update a record to my dreamhost server. however everything i have been able to find says my server ip is subject to change at any time which means i have to constantly monitor this.
is the above correct? are there any other options i have missed? is there any reason to choose one option over the other? are there any further considerations for minimizing downtime?
thanks for any help you can provide.