Each DotNetted hosting account will have one or more
domain names associated with it, the following section
details how these domain names are managed and what
you need to do if transferring a domain to DotNetted
New Domain Registration
If you asked us to register this domain for your
when signing up for your hosting account then the
domain would have been registered at the same time
your account was created and will be live 24 - 48
The new domain will be automatically associated with
your hosting account and you don't need to do anything.
Transfer a .uk domain
If you wish to use your existing .uk domain with your hosting account
you have two options :
1) Full domain transfer (recommended
for .uk domains)
With a full transfer complete control of the domain
is transferred to DotNetted and we will bill you for
To transfer your .uk domain to DotNetted you just
need to contact your current domain host / registrar
and ask them to change the IPS Tag for the domain
to ours, which is :
(They may provide a control panel to allow you to
make this change yourself or you may need to contact
them directly to request it).
Once the IPS Tag is changed we will be notified immediately
by Nominet and will complete the transfer - your domain
will then be resolving to your account with us in
approximately 24 hours.
2) Nameserver change
With this method you leave overall control of your
domain with your existing registrar / domain host
and just change the nameservers for the domain to
point to ours :
(Your current registrar or domain host may provide
a control panel to enable you to make this change
yourself or you may need to contact them to request
Your current registrar or domain host will continue
to have overall authority over the domain and will
bill you for renewals but all content and e-mail will
be served by DotNetted.
The required DNS entries are automatically created
for your domain name on our name servers when your
account is set up so all you need to do is make the
nameserver change and your domain will start to resolve
to your account on our servers within the next 24
- 48 hours.
Transfer a non .uk domain
For non .uk domains we don't generally recommend a full transfer as the .com / .net transfer system
has, because of some changes introduced at the end
of 2004, become very complex and many attempted transfers fail.
For all non .uk domains we would instead recommend, where possible, leaving the domain with
your current domain registrar and just change the
nameservers to ours as detailed above.
However, if you have to transfer a non-uk domain this can be done - please contact our support department letting them know the domain to be transferred and they will go through the process with you in more detail.
If you have problems
Transferring domains is a relatively simple procedure
but because of the idiosyncrasies of certain registrars
it can sometimes be a frustrating experience for the
If you have any problems in transferring your domains
please contact us including the name of the domain and a description of the
problem you're having and we'll help you to complete
the process successfully.