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The real work of domain name system happens is a very distributed, very desentralized way

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Basics of Domain Name Management


Why is Domain Name Management Important?

Losing a Domain Name could be disastrous

A Domain Name is one of the most important business assets. It is also a very strange one. It costs just a few dollars per year to renew a domain name. Make a simple mistake, forget to renew a domain, lose control of it and it may cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars to get it back!

It is important that you keep track of your domain names so that they are always renewed at the proper time.

Do You Know Where Your Domains Point to?

When you

How do transfer domain away

We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you need to move your domains to another registrar, it’s a straight forward process. Before you start, there are three things you’ll need to do: make sure your contact details are up to date, get the transfer authorisation code for the domain and check that private registration is turned off and the domain is unlocked.

To update take care of these steps, you should start by logging into your MyAccount. Then do the following:

1. Go to “Manage Domain Names”

2. Double-click on the domain in question to go to the management screen

3. You will see an option to view the Auth Code (the domain key for most domain spaces) in the upper left of the screen. Click “Show” and make a note of the code

4. Underneath this you will see the lock status and private registration status. The domain needs to be unlocked and private registration turned off before the domain can transfer.

5. You will see the domain contact details on the right of the screen. Make sure these are up to date.

So far, so good? Great.

The next step is to initiate the transfer process. This is done by the new registrar, so you will need to give them the Auth code you obtained earlier. Once the process is begun, an email will arrive at the admin contact for the domain – this is why it’s important to make sure it’s an address you have



This article will show you how to change the domain name for a WordPress site on your . In this example, we will make these changes to reflect a move from  to just . However, this can be accomplished between any domain or subdomain hosted on your .


The steps in this article will NOT move your site files for you! You will need to do this manually. These instructions are designed to help you update WordPress to reflect the correct domain name after you have moved your files.

We advise keeping a copy of your WordPress installation in both target folders while you are making this switch, so you don’t accidentally lock yourself out of WordPress while attempting to make any changes.


Before you start, you will need:


Be sure that your target domain (in this case, ) does not directory. If it does, you can use the tool or FTP to rename it.

Via WordPress Dashboard

  1. After moving your site files (if necessary), log into your your WordPress Dashboard as an administrator.
  2. Next, click on Settings from the menu, and then General.
    Click on General to get started.
  3. The two fields we’ll change are WordPress Address (URL) and

How to get creative with your domain name registration

Naming your startup can be one of the most difficult challenges for an entrepreneur.

Not only do you need to come up with something relevant, but you have the added stress of worrying about the verb effect, if it’s easy-to-spell, globally understandable, catchy, memorable and gives off the right impression.

The list of important factors when naming your startup is practically endless, and there are many common roadblocks when it comes down to choosing the final name. Once you’ve racked your brain and come up with a couple of potentially perfect ideas, you then have to figure out if the domain name is actually available.

Whilst some argue that paying big bucks for a dot-com address is essential, sometimes it’s unavailable or just too costly to purchase from domain name squatters. So, what happens if you think of the “perfect” name and you can’t get that prime dotcom address you were hoping for?

Trends like dropping the vowels, misspelling words and using the other top-level domain names (TLD) like”.ly” or “.be” is still a very popular choice, and there are many companies who include a call-to-action in their domain name like “”

“.io” websites, which have wildly grown in popularity over

How to point your domain name to Nexcess nameservers


  • If your domain name is registered with a different registrar, it is not necessary for you to transfer the domain name to Nexcess. All you have to do is point the name servers for your domain name to the Nexcess name servers.
  • If you do not know who your domain provider is, you can use the Find Your Domain Provider tool.
  • Allow 24 – 72 hours after you have changed your domain’s name server information for your domain to be fully functional.

You will need to change your domain’s name server settings if:

  • Your domain is currently registered with a different provider (registrar).
  • You registered your domain name with Nexcess, but did not have/purchase a hosting plan with Nexcess at that time.


  • A registered domain name.
  • The Nexcess name server information, provided on the Welcome Email that was sent to you when your service/domain was activated.


The procedure for changing the name server settings varies, depending on the specific registrar that you used to register your domain.

When making the change, replace your current name server information with the appropriate Nexcess name server information provided in your Nexcess Welcome Email.



The Difference Between DNS and Name Servers

The DNS (Domain Name System) is a massive network of servers that comprises the largest digital database on the planet. This database is maintained, managed and regulated by several internet authorities, including the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) and ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

Many people confuse the various terms associated with the DNS and mistakenly refer to them as either the same thing or completely separate entities. In truth, they are neither separate nor are they the same thing; rather, they are integral pieces to the puzzle that is the world wide web.

If you’re interested in learning the difference between a DNS and a name server, then you may want to consider the following information.

What is the DNS?

Contrary to a seemingly popular misconception, DNS does not stand for Domain Name Server or Domain Name Software. DNS is an abbreviation for the aforementioned system that catalogs every domain and IP address on the internet, including registration information, as well as their relation to other domains and web hosts. The DNS is the central database of the internet, and without it, the internet would cease to exist as we know it.

Before the domain name system was devised, computers would

How Domain Name Purchase and Sale Agreements Protect Your Business

When purchasing or selling a domain name, the proper agreement can help ensure that both parties get what they expect from the sale .

Selling a Domain Name

If you are selling a domain name, your main goal is to get your money quickly and not hear from the purchaser again.


Due to the inability of exchanging money and a domain name simultaneously, parties often use an escrow service, such as Using an escrow service means that the purchase money is held by a neutral third party until the name transfer has occurred and then released to the Seller. Depending on the level of savvy and trust between the parties, this process can help greatly. Be wary of using parties for this process who are not truly disinterested or one untrustworthy, such one party’s attorney or corporation, or the registrar. The procedures for picking, using and paying for the escrow process should be set forth in the agreement. If you are selling a name, you should state a time limit by which the money should be paid after transfer of the name.


If the purchaser requests warranties of full ownership of the name, and the lack of any pending

Domain Name Dangers

The last thing you have to worry about when running a web site is getting your domain name pulled from right under your feet, often times without you even knowing. Domain names are your address on the internet, your location in cyberspace, linked to, and published in dozens of search engines, directories and web sites around the globe for visitors, friends, colleagues and customers to find you.

It’s easy to forget to pay a couple of your bills from time to time – heck we have all done it, but the good thing about the civilized world we live in, is that we get reminded time and again through 2nd, 3rd and final notices that a bill needs our immediate attention, otherwise a certain service will be discontinued, giving us ample time to pay our bills and continue a service should we want to receive it.

You would imagine the same common courtesy from domain name registrars, who basically hold every web site owner’s livelihood in the palm of their hands, but unfortunately some registrars apparently can’t wait to get rid of you long enough to transfer your now popular domain name to a higher bidder.

Three years ago we helped my uncle

Who Controls Your Domain Name?

How To Find Out

When you register a domain name, Nominet (who manages .uk domain registration) and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) (who manages generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) domain names) requires you to submit personal contact information to the WHOIS database.

Once your listing appears in this online directory, it is publicly available to anyone who chooses to check a domain name using the WHOIS search tool (unless you or the registrar chooses to hide this information).

To access the WHOIS database you can use a number of websites specifically setup for this e.g. Nominet WHOIS (for .uk domains) and, Domain Tools (for generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) domain names).

Taking Control Of Your Domain Name

If you don’t already have your domain name under your control it’s worth considering transferring the domain to the registrar of your choice. The process for transferring domains differs depending on the domain name’s extension.

Nominet Domains (.uk) e.g.,,

  1. Contact your current provider and ask them to change the IPS tag to the registrar you are moving to.
  2. Request the transfer of your domain

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