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What To Be Careful Of If You Are Changing Domain Name Hosts

I recently changed hosts in Australia for 2 domain names I have and ran into a string of errors that ultimately brought down 2 web sites ( not Adelaide Techguy ) and brought down the associated email accounts as well.

Here is what to look out for:

  • Make sure your contact details are correct with the new domain name host
  • Make sure all the old contact details from the previous host have been changed and updated to the new ones by logging onto your account and checking.
  • Make sure the new domain name host is actually controlling the domain and that there are no links back to the old domain host
  • If you have redirections on your domain names , check they have no relationship to the old host
  • Take note of your expiry date for your domain ,so that you know when your domain needs renewing as you should not rely on the domain host to notify you
  • If you change email contacts , make sure you update them.

This is especially important if you go through a reseller ( your internet provider such as Internode , Adam etc )

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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