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Domain Name Transfers


Transfer Registrar
If your domain is currently being hosted by another provider, you can transfer it to your Virtual Server. You can also transfer your domain's registrar to Blue Reef for only $2, allowing you to renew your domain's registration for only $15/year! See more here.


Moving a Domain Name to Blue Reef
  1. Order your domain
    Order a new virtual server
    Add domain to existing server

  2. Upload your Content
    Upload your existing content from your current hosting provider to your new Blue Reef Virtual Server using any FTP client.

  3. Test your files.
    Test your files to ensure your site is working correctly on the new server. You can use your IP address or temporary domain.

  4. Modify your DNS Info
    After you are sure that your new site is working correctly, submit a domain name modification request to the domain name registrar.

    1. Using our nameservers (preferred by Blue Reef) You can modify your Name Server information with your domain name registrar (such as InterNIC) by sending them a domain name modification request.

      Primary Nameserver:
      NS1.BLUEREEF.NET     192.220.124.10

      Secondary Nameserver:
      NS2.BLUEREEF.NET     192.220.125.10



  5. Wait
    After you modify your Domain Name Service (DNS) information with your domain registrar, allow both sites to be active for a period equivalent to the "time to live" (TTL) information for your domain name. TTL is the duration a name server is allowed to cache the data (such as the IP address) associated with your domain name. After the TTL expires, a name server discards cached data and contacts the authoritative name server (the Primary or Secondary Name Server for your domain name) to retrieve updated data.

    In short, don't cancel your current account with your previous hosting provider until after a time equivalent to your TTL has elapsed. You can check the current TTL information for your domain name by entering your domain name in the text field below and selecting the "Check TTL" button.

    Your TTL information should be highlighted in bold.

  6. Cancel previous account
    Now that the TTL for your domain name has expired (see previous step), you can safely cancel your account with your previous hosting provider.

  7. Enjoy!
    You should be set to go with your new Blue Reef Virtual Server. Please contact Blue Reef Support if you have any questions not answered in this document.
SEE ALSO:

Getting your own Name Server

Remotely Administering your Virtual Server

Administration Utilities

Configuring your Virtual Server

Creating user accounts

Creating virtual subhosts

HTML Help

BOOKS TO HELP YOU:


The Domain Name Handbook;
High Stakes and Strategies in Cyberspace



Webmaster in a Nutshell:
Deluxe Edition



Unix :
Visual QuickStart Guide



Apache Server Bible

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