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Subject: Re: Newbie here Date: 7/29/2012 6:25 PM
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Domain name registration and domain hosing can be done with two different providers, actually it's the recommended thing to do. Same as you can register a car in San Francisco and drive it in New York. There is no reason to transfer the domain name from register.com to "hosting thingee."

Let's start with the basics:

1. Servers and clients on the web have an IP address in the form xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

2. Using IP address is a pain in the butt so we use domain names instead. The web uses DNS (Domain Name Service) to translate the domain names into an IP address

3. Whoever hosts your domain will tell you what the domain's (the server's) IP addresses are (two of them).

4. Now you have to set up two (or more) 'domain name servers.' There are several possibilities: the web host can let you use his or you can set up your own private ones. They would look like this:

ns1.yourHost.com
ns2.yourHost.com

or

ns1.yourDomainName.com
ns2.yourDomainName.com

5. To complete the circuit you have to tell your domain name registrar which domain name servers you are using and which IP addresses to assign to them (the host's servers will have a minimum of two IP address).

This is how you can host at one place and have the name registered at another. It's good to keep them separate so neither can hold you hostage.

Denny Schlesinger
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