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How to migrate a domain?

Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:29 AM

I currently have a domain attached to a tumblr site. The tumblr site uses A-Records to enable the domain to be 'connected' as such. I want to now transfer it to a host that uses nameservers for the domain. Prior to setup (ie. when I purchased the domain) it had the A-Record set by Godaddy, and I changed it because that's what tumblr used (I still kept the original numbers in a text file on my computer). What will I need to do now to use the nameservers section and not A-Records.

I would also like to transfer my domain away from GoDaddy. How can I do this and are charges incurred?

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Re: How to migrate a domain?

Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:42 PM

Usually who ever you'll be paying the domain service through has a "transfer domain" option.. you set that up and they take care of it.
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Re: How to migrate a domain?

Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

Any time that I've transferred a domain there is a cost. However the good news is that when I transferred with Enom that cost also bought me the next year of registration. So I got an additional year for less than the cost of registration. If I'm explaining that correctly.
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Re: How to migrate a domain?

Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:57 AM

Thanks modi123_1 and no2pencil, that answers the transfer part. What about the A-Record and Nameservers bit?
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Re: How to migrate a domain?

Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:05 AM

The nameservers will be adjusted with the new domain register & the a-record is handled by your dns.
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Re: How to migrate a domain?

Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:41 AM

I had to manually edit my dns a-records for tumblr. Should I change them back?

I don't know if I'll yet switch registrars, but I do wish to switch the domain from tumblr to a new host.

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