How do I transfer an existing domain to the FutureQuest servers?
Posted on 24 October 2003 03:13 PM
If your domain name is already registered, but not residing on the FutureQuest name servers, then you will need to modify your domain's DNS (domain name servers). This process is also sometimes referred to as "transferring your domain".
The information required from FutureQuest, including Technical Contact and Name Servers, can be found at:
Transferring your domain (updating the DNS) from another host to FutureQuest is a relatively painless process that should take little time or effort. This tutorial explains the process while attempting to answer some of the most commonly asked questions concerning the domain transfer procedure.
Step 1: Request a Package
Step 2: Prepare for the Transfer
We also recommend having the email on your old host forwarded to another email account not associated with your domain name until the transfer has been completed. If your old host does not provide a control panel for you to accomplish this, you may want to request that they do it for you.
The above will help to minimize the risk of lost email and/or web site visitors.
Step 3: Modify the DNS (transfer the DNS)
Below you will find links to help files explaining how to change the DNS records for some of the more popular registrars. If your registrar is not listed, you should be able to search their site for a tutorial on changing the DNS records.
GoDaddy Instructions (scroll down on that page for instructions)
Network Solutions Instructions
Regardless of which registrar is being used, you will need to change your old DNS records to FutureQuest's Domain Name Servers as shown below:
Step 4: Cancel Old Account