Problems with domain transfer

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - General' started by Lourens Tredoux, May 21, 2014.

  1. Lourens Tredoux

    Lourens Tredoux New Member

    Good day

    I hope someone can help me. I've been struggling for a few weeks now.

    I recently transferred a domain from another hosting company to KnwonHost. The account is set up and (as far as I can see) everything should be in order, but when we tried to create email addresses nothing would work. It seems like the domain is still pointing to the old hosting company.

    According to our domain registrar, the problem is that the new domain name isn't listed on our nameservers (ns1.myotherdomain.com and ns2.myotherdomain.com). So I went into WHM, went to "Edit DNS Zone", and it is listed there (see the attached images). Everything seems to be in order.

    Can someone please tell me how to fix this?

    Thank you

    UPDATE: Here is the email that the domain registrar sent:

    If the name servers for the domain interacc.co.za keep on going back to the MWEB name servers it means that the domain interacc.co.za is not listed on all the names servers you are wanting to use because when you change name servers ZACR formally known as co.za runs checks to see that the domain is listed on all the name servers mentioned and if the domain is listed the nameservers will be changed.

    interacc1.jpg interacc2.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2014
  2. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    Could you give a screen shot of the Name Server and/or DNS records set on your registrar's Domain Control Panel?
     
  3. Lourens Tredoux

    Lourens Tredoux New Member

    Thank you for the reply!

    Here you go:
    domains1.jpg domains2.jpg
    You will see that the Nameservers section says ns1.mweb.co.za and ns2.mweb.co.za. Whenever I change that to ns1.hbari.com and ns2.hbari.com (which is what it should be) it says that the changes were saved, but it reverts back a few seconds later. The domain registrar's support people say that it does that because "...the domain interacc.co.za is not listed on all the names servers you are wanting to use...".

    I'm looking forward to any help or advice you can give me!
     
  4. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    I'm guessing...
    196.2.46.254
    196.2.16.3
    ...is all your old NS IPs.

    Either propagation is taking a long time (can take up to 48 hours) or your host names (NS1 and NS2) on mweb.co.za are still set to 196.2.46.254 and 196.2.16.3. Call your registrar's support and just ask them exactly this "Please change my NS1 and NS2 hostnames on my mweb.co.za domain to point to [Whatever your primary and secondary IPs with KH are]"
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Hello Lourens,

    You need to create your nameservers at your registrar before you can actually use them. I don't know who your registrar is so can't tell you the procedure for them but with Namecheap it's called Nameserver Registration.

    You'll also want to make sure you have created A records for your new nameservers in WHM on your VPS. It's in Basic cPanel & WHM Setup at the very bottom of the list.
     
  6. Lourens Tredoux

    Lourens Tredoux New Member

    Thanks for the help guys. I'm afraid no joy yet.

    It's been aqbout two weeks already, and I'm still struggling, so it isn't DNS propagation anymore, I think. I also contacted my domain registrar, but they said that they can't change the hostnames on NS1 and NS2 because apparently the interacc.co.za domain isn't listed on my KnownHost name servers (or something like that), so whenever we change the nameservers at the domain registrar, it "saves successfully", but when we go back in it is changed back.

    I have no "Nameserver Registration" or anything similar on my domain registrar's control panel. I only have what I indicated in my previous posts. Also, I went to Basic cPanel & WHM Setup in my VPS. Both of my nameservers are there, and they both have interacc.co.za listed there. So I am at a complete loss. Any other advice or ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Lourens,

    You need to make sure that A records are created for your new nameservers. Just because they're listed there doesn't mean the A records were created. If you look in the list of DNS zones you can edit you should see them listed there if they were created.

    All registrars should give you the ability to create nameservers. Who do you use?
     
  8. mylinear

    mylinear Member

    Please correct me if I have misunderstood.

    You want to use ns1.hbari.com and ns2.hbari.com as the nameservers for interacc.co.za hosted on KH. (as shown in the WHM screenshot above)

    At the moment, interacc.co.za nameservers resolve to ns1.mweb.co.za and ns2.mweb.co.za and thus still goes to your old host. (as shown in the .za DNS manager screenshot above)

    You need to go to the hbari.com domain registrar (is it Enom?) and create / register the nameservers ns1.hbari.com and ns2.hbari.com with the 2 IP addresses given by KH (67.222.16.128 and the other one). I guess hbari.com domain is under your control, so have you done this?

    Then go to the .za DNS manager for interacc.co.za and change the nameservers to ns1.hbari.com and ns2.hbari.com and the IP addresses to 67.222.16.128 and the other one given by KH.

    I think that should work, but I hope someone else will correct the above if it is wrong.

    Added:
    I notice you said in your earlier post:
    Please double check, and again someone please correct me. Shouldn't that be hbari.com listed there and not interacc.co.za? I believe hbari.com is the underlying host and interacc.co.za is a hosted domain.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2014
  9. mylinear

    mylinear Member

    Lourens Tredoux, maybe you need to give more details on your setup bcause I notice that hbari.com is hosted elsewhere now and also ns1.hbari.com and ns2.hbari.com points to other IP addresses. So I am not sure whether you have other domains hosted using those nameserver already in which case you cannot just change the IPs or else those other domains will be affected too. Maybe with more details, others can help better.
     
  10. Lourens Tredoux

    Lourens Tredoux New Member

    Hi guys, I apologize for only replying now. I've been stuck without a decent internet connection for a few days.

    It's all sorted now. It's hard to pinpoint what solved the problem, exactly; it was a combination of all of the advice that you guys shared, and I also used the steps found here. Among other things I found that MWEB had the domain in a suspended state, and I also had te request the registrar to register the name servers as phpAddict said in his first reply.

    So thank you very much for all the help! You guys are awesome. :)
     

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