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decomplexity
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Domain transfer out

One of my domain names is registered with 123-reg with its DNS hosted by PN.

I need to move DNS hosting back to 123-reg*.

I appear to have two options:

- to initiate TRANSFER OUT via the PN Domain control panel

- to change the name servers to 123-reg ones via 123-reg's control panel

Or perhaps both! 

DAK which is the quickest and most reliable way to do this and has the shortest downtime ? The resulting DNS zone file update replication time may be in the lap of the gods, but I would like to assist the process! 

 

* I need to add TXT SPF and other records not supported by PN

Zen from May 17. PN Business account from 2004 - 2017
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Re: Domain transfer out

Are you intending to either keep a website hosted by Plusnet or keep Plusnet's mail servers serving the domain?

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decomplexity
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Re: Domain transfer out


jelv wrote:

Are you intending to either keep a website hosted by Plusnet or keep Plusnet's mail servers serving the domain?


Neither, jelv 

I want to add the domain to an existing Office 365 account so that among other things I can have TLS-secured access. Offfice 365 mandates making DNS changes that are not supported by PN.

Zen from May 17. PN Business account from 2004 - 2017
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Re: Domain transfer out

As we only host the domain, any changes should really be made on the 123-reg control panel. We can't transfer this out as we're not the registrar for the domain.

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 Chris Parr
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decomplexity
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Re: Domain transfer out

Thanks Chris.

The relevant text reads:

Below is a list of the domains currently hosted on your account, press Configure to alter hosting settings and DNS records, or Transfer out if you'd like to move your domain to another provider.

 

 So when I see a button labelled "Transfer Out", it could mean: 

- move the registration to another registrar (if it is currently registered via PN)  

- move DNS hosting to another provider

- both!

 

 

Zen from May 17. PN Business account from 2004 - 2017
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Re: Domain transfer out

I think that's just a remnant of the domain system unfortunately, if you use your 123-reg panel it should go fine for you.

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Re: Domain transfer out

Tnx Chris.

'Repatriating' the name servers to 123-reg via 123-reg's DNS domain control panel worked fine.

And as an aside for anyone else with mail accounts transferring the domain name out:  in the 36 hours or so that DNS changes take to replicate, some emails continue to flow into the old PN mail account. Because accessing PN webmail is unaffected by the name server change, I could use that to check if any emails had arrived and forward them to my new non-PN email account..

Zen from May 17. PN Business account from 2004 - 2017