Changing nameservers

Domain registered elsewhere – your choices and how to change nameservers

If you already have a domain name registered elsewhere, you have 2 choices on our online order form:

  • ‘Please assist me in transferring my existing domain’  There is a cost involved. R150 to transfer your own domain to our server plus you would need to pay for an extra year domain registration (ie if you already have registered it for 2 years, you would then have 3). Transferring your domain to us can cause delays from 3 days up to 6 weeks as some servers have policies that if you have updated your details of your domain recently you can’t transfer it within 6 weeks.
  • OR choose ‘I will point my existing domain name to the server’ (you don’t have to transfer your domain, you can just point it to our server by modify the ‘dns settings / nameservers’ for your domain, at your registrar (the company you’ve registered your domain name through) See instructions below.

These are instructions you can follow for changing the nameservers on to point to your new CoroNet site – probably similar on other domain registrars. If you don’t have access to login to your domain you can ask your server to do it for you.

  • Sign in with your username and password
  • Go to ‘MY ACCOUNT’ and then to ‘DOMAIN MANAGER’.
  • Click on the website name that you want to use for a Coronet website.
  • Click on the existing nameservers
  • Change the nameservers to…..
    Nameserver 1:
    Nameserver 2:
  • You will get a warning similar to this: Warning: Changing your nameservers from directNIC’s defaults will disable any hosting, email, and DNS services for this domain you have through directNIC. Website content on directNIC webservers will be deleted. All email accounts and contents of email folders will be deleted. Any custom DNS settings will be removed.
  • Click update if you wish to proceed.
  • You will have to wait for up to 48 hours for the changes to be made.

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