What would be the best way to do this:
-domain using Dreamhosts nameservers
-point website to a different host temporarily (a few weeks) while I develop the new site.
-then switch site back to hosting on Dreamhost after site is complete.
-all the while, MX records are pointing to Google apps
Normally, when doing something like this, I would just use the other host's Nameservers; however, in this case the MX records are all going to Google, and the other host is a real pain to change DNS settings (have to contact them to do it, and then hope they do it correctly and in good time)
I would rather just keep using DreamHost's nameservers, and point the website to the other host temporarily.
My thoughts are to do nslookup thedomainiamtalkingabout.com and get the address used, and then make an A record for the domain to that address.
Will that work?