Domain Name Transfer Guidelines
If you currently have a domain name registered that you would like to use
with a new Virtual Server System, but it is currently being hosted by another
provider, then please refer to the guidelines outlined below. By following
these simple steps, you will be able to effect a seamless transfer from
your current hosting provider to us.
If you have any specific questions about transferring your domain name
that are not answered in this document, please do not hesitate to contact
Transferring a Domain to your Virtual
You may order a domain
to be included on Virtual Server at the time you order your server or
any time later. If your domain is not yet registered with your
domain registrar (e.g. InterNIC), we will register the domain for you.
If your domain is already registered with your domain registrar
, you will need to modify your domain record. Please refer to
our DNS Modification Tools for more information.
Blue Reef's DNS Servers are as follows:
After your new Virtual Server System has been configured,
upload your existing
content from your current hosting provider to your new Virtual
Server using any FTP client.
After you modify your Domain Name Service (DNS) information for a domain
located on another server, you will want to have both web sites active
for a period equivalent to the "time to live" (TTL) information for
your domain name. The time to live is the amount of time that any name
server on the Internet is allowed to cache the data (such as the IP
address) associated with your domain name. After the time to live 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.
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 Virtual Server. Please contact
our Hostmaster if you have any questions not answered in this