A little Help regarding Domain and hosting

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello All
I have a Domain name with a registrar but my hosting elsewhere, I unfortunately cannot transfer it to my hosting account so how do i get around this and how does the nameserver changes work and how to i still host my end, i just cant get my head round it

cheers in advance
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Your registrar will most likely offer domain name pointer service; this is where you tell the domain registrar who your DNS providers are (you have to have at least 2).

Your hosting company offers DNS services, so you would put your hosting company's DNS servers in your registrar's configuration.

Such as:
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Primary DNS: DNS1.<myhostingcompany>.com
Secondary DNS: DNS2.<myhostingcompany>.com
  1. Primary DNS: DNS1.<myhostingcompany>.com
  2. Secondary DNS: DNS2.<myhostingcompany>.com

If your intent is to host it yourself off of a home connection (bad idea) you still need to offer DNS services. Your choices are to host your own DNS server, and 'borrow', 'trade' or pay for external DNS hosting, that you can configure to point www -> your IP. (Or more to the point @-> your IP.)

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