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Mon, Oct 22, 2012 5:36 PM

Account: Point a Domain to Homestead Using Nameservers

Account: Point a Domain to Homestead Using Nameservers
Here are instructions to point your domain to Homestead using nameservers.

To point your domain using nameservers
  1. Contact your current domain provider to add our Nameservers. Some providers allow you to do this online. If yours doesn't, you can call or email them to complete this step with our Nameservers.


    • NS1.MDNSSERVICE.COM

    • NS2.MDNSSERVICE.COM

    • NS3.MDNSSERVICE.COM


  2. Click Domains on the left to go to Domain Manager.




  3. Under Use a Domain You Already Own, enter your domain and click Use This Domain.




  4. Click Keep Current Provider.


  5. Click I Have Added Nameservers.

  6.  

The point will complete in 1-3 business days depending on the speed of your domain provider.

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2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled What DNS records do I need?.

I don't want to move my DNS hosting to homestead.  I want to leave it with GoDaddy.  What DNS records to I need to point to homestead for my website to work properly.  All I have with homestead is website hosting.  This information should not be so hard to find.

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2 years ago

Hi - you have previously mentioned that your system cannot support double-extension domain endings, but can you at least add the ".uk" ending to you list of choices, please? I have used Homestead for many years and it's still so frustrating that I have such limited options in terms of domain names I can buy. In this case, I purposely avoided ".co.uk" because of your system limitations, but I now see that you don't even have ".uk" listed. Please can you update? Thanks.
Brand User

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Hello Adam,

I can certainly pass the suggestion along, but cannot guarantee that this will be implemented. This is not a request we get very often.

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Thanks so much! I see .us and .ca are on there, so I really do hope .uk will be considered :)

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a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Hosting a domain bought elsewhere.

I have a domain purchased from Whois.com. It has neer beeb hosted. I want it ti be hoisted by Homestead. Must I wait 60 days? If not how do I get it started on Homestead?
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a year ago

Hello edilgen34,

If the domain was just recently registered you will need to allow 60 days with its current provider before it can be moved. Once the  domain is past 60 days you can transfer your domain to Homestead by following these instructions https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_do_i_transfer_my_domain_to_homestead. In the mean time, if you have a site on your Homestead account and would like to connect it to that domain just point either the name servers or A record to Homestead with this option https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_do_i_point_my_domain_to_homestead_using_nameservers.

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a year ago

I have done my part on pointing lookout.homesteadcloud.com to LookoutMountainDesigns.com. Can someone at Endurance please complete that connection for me?
Brand User

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Hi there Bob,

To fix that 404 error, please follow these instructions:

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/fixing-the-website-builder-404-error

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I followed those instructions using my new domain name but they didn't work at first. What I actually had to do is rename the homesteadcloud,com site to match the name that the .com is pointing to. everything is good now. Thanks for those instructions!
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Awesome, glad you got it worked out.