Using 3rd party Domain Registry Questions


#1

Good afternoon (well not here its raining and windy),

Last night I acquired a new hosting account for my brother and sister-in-law for a new company they are starting up. I’ve used DH for a few other projects without problem but this time I needed to register a .ca address, which DH doesn’t do. No problem, I went and registered the domain through someone else (in this case netfirms.ca).

Now I have two issues.

  1. How do I get my domain to point to a DH hosted site from the third party without transferring (the panel says it needs to be “owned” by me for 60 days before the transfer is allowed.
  2. If I make the transfer, how do I renew the domain if DH can’t register .ca domains?

Thanks!
Adam


#2

I’m not fmailiar with NetFirms’ structure, but you should be able to login to some kind of Domain Management area where you’ll find a place to alter the NameServers for the new domain. These need to be set to:

ns1.dreamhost.com
ns2.dreamhost.com
ns3.dreamhost.com

There’s no real need to transfer registrar.

Hope the weather gets better :wink:

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#3

There are some articles in wiki that tell you how to transfer your hosting to DH in details.
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/Domains/Transfers/_Transfer_Hostingp
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-_Viewing_site_before_DNS_change

And you should renew your .ca domain with your registrar but not DH.

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