In this article we explain some commonly used terminology surrounding
the transfer of domain names and records. Some of the information
provided here is based on the assumption that you are opening a web
hosting account, or creating a new site within an existing account, using a domain name that you already own.
You can open a new WinHost account or create a site in an existing account using a domain name that you
already own. We will set up
your account/site instantly and our hosting platform will be set up to accept
your domain name.
In order to get your domain name to function with our hosting platform,
you will need to perform a DNS update for your domain name record.
When you update the name servers for your domain name you are
instructing the DNS servers on the internet to point the traffic for
your domain name to our DNS (or "name servers"), which are:
ns3.winhost.com (if necessary)
You should be able to accomplish the update using a web
interface provided by your domain registrar. Our knowledge base
contains instructions on how to accomplish the updates
for some of the most popular Domain Registrars.
Your current domain registrar will continue to manage your domain. For example, you will pay them for your domain renewal fees.
When the term domain transfer is used, it is typically in reference to
a domain registrar transfer. A domain registrar transfer takes place
when you transfer your domain from one domain registrar to another. For
example, from Network Solutions to GoDaddy. The new registrar takes
over management and billing for your domain.
Requesting a registrar transfer is a separate process from registering a WinHost account. You can initiate a Registrar Transfer
request from within your WinHost control panel.
Article ID: 521, Created On: 8/10/2009, Modified: 6/13/2012