From Registering A Domain To Getting It Online
(Part 1) (part 2)
You have selected a domain name, registered it and signed up with a web
host. What's next? Your web host has to provide you with details about how
to get your site up and running. This information includes passwords to get
into your account, paths to directories where your files should be uploaded,
and most importantly, what your domain name servers are.
When you first purchase a domain name, it will be registered on the DNS
of the registrar. Until you arrange for a web host, the registrar company
will usually redirect requests for your domain name to an error page or an
'Under Construction' page. Note that there is no time limit between buying a
domain name and finding a host. Some people purchase domain names without
ever intending to build a website on them. Most people, though, buy a domain
name with the intention of using it. To do that, you need to open an account
with a web host and prepare to transfer your site to their server. Part of
the process of preparing your site for publication on the World Wide Web is
to alert your domain name registrar of the DNS of your new server.
This information is available from your hosting company either in their
informational package that they email to you, or on their website. If you
can't find the DNS it's best to contact your web host and ask for it. Once
you have the DNS information you can usually enter it into your account on
the website of your registrar. If you have purchased your domain name from
the hosting company, they will usually make the necessary changes for you
when they set up your account.
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