asked this on November 12, 2012, 11:02
Hi I own my own domian name with 123 reg can I transfare it to my moonfruit site I havent built it yet first need to know if I can do this and how much it will be ? and how to do it
You can transfer a domain without having built a site. You will need to inform your current host that you wish to transfer the domain, they will make any changes required. You then need to go to our domains section and through the transfer button, request to transfer the domain in.
I work here at 123-reg.
When you say transfer your domain name to your Moonfruit website, do you mean you would like to connect your domain name to the website so the domain name shows the website whilst keeping control of the domain name with 123-reg, or move the control of the domain name itself over to Moonfruit?
To keep the domain name with 123-reg but have it linked to your website you will need to either change your domain names nameservers or point via DNS. Depending on the records you are given by Moonfruit to do this you will need to follow the appropriate guide from below:
If you wish move your whole domain name over to Moonfruit, so the domain name is then controlled via Moonfruit, you can find instructions in the guides below:
Thank you for your response.
My colleague Juli is referring to transferring your domain name to Moonfruit and having your domain name and site hosted by ourselves.
Please let me know if you need any further assistance.
Does moonfruit support .com.au extensions? I already have my domain name registered and would like to use it through moonfruit.
Sorry, we don't. However, you can still use the domain with us through pointing.
This means that you manage them through the old provider but the domains re-direct to us.
To do that:
Please ask your domain name provider to o set your full record (which covers www) to * CNAME cdn.sitemakerlive.com.
For the root record i.e. your domain without the www you should use the following: @ A (record) 188.8.131.52
Then, login to your site, go to 'Admin'-> 'This websites addresses' and add your domain to the site.
I have already 2 different domains in my plan ( I have moonfruit Plus plan ) so I can have 10 different websites! But is it possible to choose a different website/ template from moonfruit and use the same domain name on the new site?
Looking for your reply.
I'm not sure I understand your query. It wouldn't be possible to attach the same domain to more then 1 website.
Hi, I'm setting up the CNAME entry and as far as I understand from the thread above I'm to enter "*" in the hostname box in 123 Reg? Is this true or should this be www? Does 123 Reg accept "*" as an entry?
Many thanks for any help you can provide.
It depends on what you want to do - if you only want to point your www record then www should be enough. I can't see any reason for 123Reg not to accept the wildcard (*), although I can't really confirm whether they accept it or not - it might be worth contacting them directly to confirm.
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