How do I point my domain to Homestead using nameservers?

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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


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




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




  • Click Keep Current Provider.


  • Click I Have Added Nameservers.

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

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    Pamela2268

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    I have 14 domain names that I need to point to my Homestead website. I am trying to find an email address so I can request assistance from Homestead but can not find one.

    My Australian domain provider have said that as I don't have access to the DNS server I have to request Homestead point these domains on my behalf.

    As I am in Australia, I am finding it very hard to get anyone on the Chat Line to assist me in the hours that I am on my computer.

    Please assist by sending me an email address that I can send to.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Pointing domain name to Homestead.
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    Ehsan Zaheer

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    Hi Pamela2268,

    Please use the instructions above to point your domain names using nameservers to your website with us.

    If you need further assistance, you can reply here and I'd be happy to help out.

    Thanks!

    Ehsan
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    Pamela2268

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    Hi Ehsan

    This has helped with the .com and .info websites but being from Australia my websites contain .com.au and .net.au endings. How do I point these. I have gone into the domain host and changed the name to ns1.mdnsservice.com etc but the sticking point is in homestead with the domain name endings above. Please tell me this can be done as if it hasn't I have just wasted a whole lot of money on domain names.

    Thanks

    Pamela
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    Ehsan Zaheer

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    Hi Pamela,

    I apologize for the delay -

    Unfortunately, we're not able to add double extension domains in our system (.com.au or .co.uk for example).

    You'd need to ask your current provider if they offer domain forwarding (with masking might be something you want to do).

    Or if they can do a 301 redirect that might be another option.

    Hope this info helps, thanks.

    Ehsan
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    charabird7475

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    Hello,

    I am trying to build a website for my business. I registered my domain name through freehosting.com. I have found their web site builders to be extremely confusing and hence am trying to switch everything over to homestead. It is much much easier. However, when I got to the pointing process, I ran into a wall. I basically understand how that I need to add the right info to my domain so that it points to the homestead site I have built, BUT how do I actually accomplish that? There are no "name server" options that I can find through free hosting, on my "cpanel" as they call it. I thought the logical place would be under "advanced DNS", but once I clicked that option I hit that wall again. I don't know what I need to input or even if this is the right place. Please help?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Computer Ignorant Extrordinare!.
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    flazmarketing2827

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    I'm trying to change my nameservers for flazmarketing.com

    1st Nameserver: ns1651.hostgator.com
    2nd Nameserver: ns1652.hostgator.com

    Every time i've tried it says, "our partners seem to be having some technical difficulties". I've been trying for days now.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    I'm trying to change my nameservers.
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    David4076

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    Hello. It is possible to swap out a domain currently in our intuit/homestead account? In other words, we currently have an active domain/website with you for several years now. We finally were successful in obtaining the actual domain we always wanted for this project. That new domain currently resides at Go Daddy. Now, we are interested in replacing the current domain with the new one. Wasn't sure if that swap was possible. We would also have to replace the associated emails. Maybe we are just better off to point the new domain to the existing account. Any insight would be appreciated. David

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Swapping Domains Instead of Pointing. Is it worth the hassle?.
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    JOHN1064

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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    What is the nameserver for intuit websites?.
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    Dan7409

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    stevelai7505

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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Local domain issue.


    hi, may i know if i owned a local domain (e.g. com.hk), how can i set up for the site which built by your cms?
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    Matt & Wendi

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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Website access and edit.


    I cannot get into the 'inharmonyguitar.com' website. Directs me to totally different si
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    The domain is not pointed. The nameservers have not been changed. Follow the steps above and it will work.

    Mike
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    Cindy8162

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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    I put in the website name and it don't bring it up, but i can access it through homestead.com.
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    Mike F., Alum

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    I see the domain is not properly pointed. You'll need to do Step #1 above.
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    Cindy8162

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    what is the domain provider and how do you find it. i don't understand step #1
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    Mike F., Alum

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    The domain provider is the company at which the domain has been registered with. This information is public and can be found using several websites such as: http://who.is/

    If you just enter your domain name, (leave off the "www"), it will show you who the registrar is. So in this case, yours is Register.com
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Procedure to publish and point our own DNS to the site?.


    We have our own registrar account, dns, and mail servers. We have a small site at Homestead. What is the procedure for publishing, and where do we point the domain and www A records?

    Thanks!
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    Mike F., Alum

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    If you are hosting your own email, then you'll use the records here instead. https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_do_i_point_my_domain_but_still_keep_my_email

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    asgoodrich

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    Can I point my Blogger blog to a domain purchased and hosted by Homestead?
    I ask because I don't want to purchase the domain if I cannot, but if I can purchase the domain through the service I have with you and point my blog to it that would be great. If it helps, HERE is the link to the Help article on Blogger. 
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    Hi asgoodrich,

    It can be done in 2 ways. You can host it on the top level domain so that www.newdomainname brings up the blog, or you can make a subdomain from an existing domain so that you can try to integrate the blog into your existing site with homestead. You would go to www.currentdomain and have a link to the blog that would be blog.current domain. Either way will work.

    Drew
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can't view website on internet.

    Domain will not come up www.yosties.com
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    William S

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    Hello,

    You domain is not showing hosted with us and it is not pointed to us. To point the domain to us using the nameservers, please see the article above.
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled DOMAIN PAID AND NOT AVAILABLE TO PUBLISH.

    I have created a website and I already have paid for the domain which was available. Now, I have finished the website and I want to publish but it is impossible because the domain is unsuccessful and I have tried to put another one and you charge me a new value and I have paid it and this new domain is not available again. I need your urgent support because I want to publish my interes. I am trying contact somebody by chat but this chat is not available. What happend?? I need support now. My domain is partnersolutions-ec.com I need support urgent. I cannot find any phone number and the chat page is not available. I need any answer. I want to see the website.
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    William S

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    Hello,

    Your domain partnersolutions-ec.com is shown to be hosted by GoDaddy. You would need to point the domain to Homestead by updating the nameservers as shown in the article above. 
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do i?.

    I need to use another web address & need it assigned to my website. How do I do this? It is leemarinecyprus.com, my current used address is Boatshopcyprus.com
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Pointing a domain name from Google to a Homestead Website..

    My friend wants to use Homestead to design his new consulting website, He already has a  business domain name that he got from Google.How does he redirect his Google domain name to his Homestead hosted website? Eventually, he may want to switch his domain name to Homestead, but for right now, he wants to know if it can be re-directed and if it's complicated.
    Thanks..
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    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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    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.
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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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    Adam Riley

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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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    edilgen34

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