Name Servers (DNS) Management

(Last Updated On: September 12, 2017)

Moving your domain name to your web host

In the domain registration blog post I told you how to register a new domain name with a domain registration company such as WhoIs.  Once you have registered a domain name, you must make changes to the domain name servers (DNS).  You must link them to your web host.

On the best web hosting blog post I recommended that you use LiquidNet Ltd Hosting for your web host.  It’s only $35/year for the starter program and includes WordPress, excellent 24/7 tech support and many other wonderful features.  I will use that company in my example.

The DNS names for LiquidNet Ltd Hosting are dns1.supremedns.com and dns2.supremedns.com.

Steps to changing the name servers

♦  Go to your domain registration vendor.  In the following example I will use WhoIs.
Link to name servers♦  Click Account > MyAccount.
♦  Where it says Jump to Domain, enter the domain name with which you are working.
♦  Click the arrow to jump there.
♦  Click on Name Servers.
♦  Name server 1 and 2Enter DNS information in appropriate boxes.
♦  Click on Update Name Servers button.

In the background your new domain name is being made available on the internet all around the world.  Note that this can take up to 24 hours.

Related pages

DNS — Domain Name Server is what?

The CloudOn website says

the system allows only one set of correspondence between IP addresses and domain namesRead more.

DNS Amplification Attack

The Hackersidea website says

A Domain Name Server (DNS) amplification attack is a …. reflection attack which manipulates publically-accessible domain name systems, making them flood a target with large quantities of UDP packets.   Read more.

Domain Names in Plain English

The BizTV Shows website says

In this episode, WordPress Adventure Guide Lee Drozak explains the science behind the process of domain namesRead more.

 

 


Peter Enns has been developing websites since 1996. He is a social media blogger and author of the free YouTube video-creation tutorial called 7 Day YouTube.

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