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Information regarding site locations is recorded on DNS tables or nameservers. These records are updated by Internet Presence & Service Providers to reflect the addition and changes of site locations. The update of these records is referred to as propagat...
Yes, you may use third party DNS if you like. Although we are not able to provide support in this area through the Service Desk, here is some information to get you started. FutureQuest offers what we call "Shadow DNS". "Shadow DNS" allows those that ma...
Question: I recently attempted to move my domain to an ISP local to me and have had some problem coordinating this with Internic, so if they send you a notice, as you are the tech contact, please reply to them with the approval. Answer: Due to ...
QUESTION: How do I go about changing the domain name of my site? And when I change the domain name, does my e-mail address also get changed? Will e-mail addressed to the old account still reach me? ANSWER: You have two options in changing the do...
FutureQuest does not use BIND so we don't have zone files, however you can dig our name servers for any particular host information you need. FOR EXAMPLE, FROM A LINUX BASH PROMPT IN A SHELL SESSION: $ dig @ns1.FutureQuest.net example.com $ dig @ns1...
QUESTION: I already own a domain, so I don't need to register one. Is it possible to get server space with your company and have my domain directed to it? ANSWER: Domain name registration and hosting are two separate items and although FutureQuest ...
QUESTION: I am interested in hosting with FutureQuest, but I'm unsure of what domain name I will want to use. While I'm deciding, I would like to get started on building my web site. Is a domain name required to sign up for hosting services with ...
QUESTION: I just signed up for service for a new domain name. It is not clear to me if you will automatically register this domain for me with the information I provided or whether I should do it separately. (I assume I should register separately, b...
The following is the FutureQuest name server information to provide to your domain registrar when registering a new domain or making DNS modifications for a domain hosted by FutureQuest: NS1 NS2 NS3 You will need to provide you...
QUESTION: I have been trying to transfer my domain to the FutureQuest name servers and I am totally confused by the Network Solutions / VeriSign process and forms. Can you do it for me or tell me what I need to do? ANSWER: Although FutureQuest ha...
During the propagation period, you can use temporary information provided to you by FutureQuest to begin developing your web site on the FutureQuest servers. You will find this information contained within the Activation Letter that you receive by ema...
You may search for the availability of a domain name using the Dotster Domain Registration Portal [1]. Links: ------ [1] https://secure.registerapi.com/dds4/index.php?siteid=1702
You will find simple to follow instructions for registering a domain name by pointing your browser to: http://www.FutureQuest.net/Services/Register/ [1] Providing there are no unforeseen problems with the domain name registration and you have already ch...
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...
QUESTION: I registered my domain name using the co-branded Dotster domain registration pages available through the FutureQuest web site. Where do I go to change the name servers for my domain? How do I do it? ANSWER: The domain registration page...
The best way to ease the trials of propagation during a site transfer is to keep your account open with your previous host so that you can place a web page on their server that simply states the domain is being upgraded to a new server (it is generally re...
QUESTION: Thank you for the prompt setting up of this account. The company that was hosting this site is asking for your IPSTAG. I sent them the info found at http://Register.FutureQuest.net/ [1] to transfer the domain name, which has always been eno...
QUESTION: I am planning on ordering hosting services from FutureQuest. I noted that there is an area to register a new domain name. Do I have to register my domain using the FutureQuest domain registration pages? What is the pricing for new domain r...
QUESTION: I intend to host a domain with your company and I am trying to register the domain name with Malaysia registrar MYNIC. It is their requirement that the company's DNS servers are configured to accept mynewdomain.com.my before we can submit ...
The rules for registering a domain name depend on the Central Naming Authority in each country. The general rules to follow, however, are: Domain names should be between 3 and 67 characters long (this includes the dot and the tld). For example: domain....
Information regarding site locations is recorded on DNS tables or nameservers. These records are updated by Internet Presence & Service Providers to reflect the addition and changes of site locations. The update of these records is referred to as propagat...
Once InterNIC announces that your domain name has been registered, it usually takes from 12 to 72 hours before the domain is active. All Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must update their records (DNS tables) to reflect new site locations. This process i...
QUESTION: I have a Spanish domain (.es). When trying to change the DNS entries to FutureQuest they are asking for your NIC-Handle. Where can I get this? ANSWER: Our NIC-Handle for .es Spanish domains is AG123-ESNIC. Additionally, you may also fi...
QUESTION: I'm switching over a domain and changing the name servers for a client through GANDI and GANDI says you will have a GANDI ID you can give me. ...in the Administration section link 'Change your DNS hosting from GANDI to another service': "...
It is generally recommended to wait two weeks after initiating a site transfer to request cancellation of the previous account. This allows time for the few ISPs that take longer to update their tables and helps to prevent losing visitors that are using t...