27 Dec '11, 4pm

Avoid downtime: Currently using GoDaddy's DNS? Switch DNS before transferring

Let's say you want to transfer a domain called "example.com " to Namecheap from another registrar (ex: OldRegistrar) and you are currently using DNS provided by the OldRegistrar. Under normal circumstances, when a domain is transferred out, the name servers associated with the domain will stay the same (e.g., ns1.OldRegistrar.com and ns2.OldRegistrar.com). However, as the domain is no longer with the Old Registrar, the Old Registrar’s name servers will stop responding to any queries for your domain. This causes a downtime until you switch your domain to our DNS. However, this downtime can be reduced in 4 easy steps . NOTE: If you are using a third party DNS like your hosting company, the domain transfer will not cause any issues (as the DNS server settings will not change during transfers). How to reduce this downtime? Before transferring your domain to Namecheap, you need...

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