Domain Name Transfers
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
- Order your domain
a new virtual server
domain to existing server
- Upload your Content
Upload your existing content from your
current hosting provider to your new Blue Reef Virtual Server using
any FTP client.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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"
Your TTL information should be highlighted in bold.
- 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.
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.