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Moving your domain to Martnet for HOSTING
How to take an existing domain name, hosted at another ISP, and move it to Martnet's servers...

NOTE: this page covers transferring a Domain Name to MartNet's servers for HOSTING, which is different than transferring the REGISTAR for the Domain Name to MartNet/OpenSRS. For information on changing the REGISTAR of your existing domain (and saving money on annual registration costs) CLICK HERE.

Moving an existing domain name to MartNet for hosting is quite simple, but changing registration information is the responsibility of the owner of the domain (usually the customer. The Administrative contact of the Domain is the only person or entity that can usually modify Domain Name Registrations. If you are not registered as the Administrative Contact for the Domain you wish to transfer, then you MUST get whoever is the Administrative contact to submit the necessary changes to whichever registration service you used to obtain the Domain Name. To view contact and registar information for a given domain, use the MartNet Whois search tool. If you have any questions or concerns before your begin the transfer process, you should contact whoever is currently hosting the Domain or your Registar.)

Note there are many different Registars,each with it's own way of handling Domain Registration and modification. If you need help figuring out who own and hosts what, and what you need to do, MartNet Customer Care can help in getting domains transferred to our Registration Service and for hosting on our servers.

We've layed out some simple instructions, but as always, if you have questions or problems, feel free to call our Customer Care Center.

1. Verify that the current registration information is correct, and that you do indeed own the domain and have the ability and right to modify the registration. You can use the MartNet Whois search tool to check current Domain Name Registration information. Most importantly, check the Administrative Contact email address. Make sure you have access to that e-mail address/account - if you do not, you will need to contact your current Registar and update that information before proceeding!

2. Send e-mail to support@martnet.com and let us know you want to set up a new Domain. If you're not a MartNet customer yet, we'll get back to you and sign you up for a new account and acticvate it IMMEDIATELY.

3. Upload your website, and test it BEFORE transferring the domain (you will be told a server name that will host your Domain when you call to notify us of the transfer.

Next, Please contact your domain registrar (the company your Domain is currently registered through. If you require our name server information for domain name modification, please use the following:

Primary Server Hostname.........: NS.MARTNET.COM
Primary Server Netaddress.......:

Secondary Server Hostname.......: NS2.MARTNET.COM
Secondary Server Netaddress.....:

Secondary Server Hostname.......: NS4.MARTNET.COM
Secondary Server Netaddress.....:

Secondary Server Hostname.......: NS1.MARTNET.COM
Secondary Server Netaddress.....:

Click Here for instructions on modifying your Domain Registration Information if registered with Network Solutions.

4. In some cases, the registar will contact you via email for your approval. Do not approve the transfer until you are satisfied your new website is working on our servers.

5. Reply to and authorize the transfer of your domain name. The propagation of your new IP address on our servers will take up to 5 days, after which you may close your former webhosting account! The transfer period is completely dependant upon the registar you used when purchasing the Domain. MartNet can offer advice in dealing with various registars, but we cannot pretend to be the legitimate owner of your Domain and handle your transfer request - it is the responsibility of the legal owner of the Domain to do that.

Your Updated Domain Name Registration should look something like this. Red Text is the stuff that has to be EXACTLY AS SHOWN for your Domain to work properly when hosted at MartNet. The Administrative and Billing contact should be someone in your organization who will be responsible for managing and paying for the Domain.

merv# whois YOURDOMAIN.com


   Domain Name: YOURDOMAIN.COM

   Administrative Contact:
      (215) 555-1212 (FAX) (215) 555-1234

   Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
       MartNet Hostmaster (MH394-ORG)  hostmaster@MARTNET.COM            
       (215) 555-1212 (FAX) (215) 555-1212

   Billing Contact:
      (215) 555-1212 (FAX) (215) 555-1234

   Record last updated on 16-Jul-96.
   Record created on 18-Feb-96.
   Database last updated on 6-Jul-98 04:01:47 EDT.

    Domain servers in listed order:


MartNet can host any international domain name (i.e. - .tv, .fm, .ca, .es, .us, uk, .au, de, .fr, .jp, .br, .mx, .sg, etc.) on our servers! Please note that all international domains are responsible for transferring their domains to our servers.

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