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Need help setting up DNS for byethost + namecheap

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Msg#: 4386409 posted 9:50 am on Nov 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi. My site is hosted at byethost and is registered by namecheap. How do I set up DNS so that the full address was present in the address bar of the browser?
For example:

I need the registered domain name to be seen, not the name of the host.



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Msg#: 4386409 posted 6:29 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's probably a "temporary URL" at your host. Find out what the host's nameservers are. This will probably be found in your hosting control panel. it will be something like


(Don't enter "example.com" in your namecheap account these are for example here and to show you what to look for . . .)

Then go into namecheap and enter the name servers you found. Namecheap is one of the registrars that seems a little slow, it can day up to 12 hours to populate. You can tell by checking the IP address of your new host. Open a command windo and type

ping yourdomainname.com (press enter)

and when the IP address is that of your host, it's populated.


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Msg#: 4386409 posted 4:26 pm on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

rocknbil, thanks, but I didn't find the "temporary URL" option.
I managed to park my domain, though. And it seems to work almost as intended. Now, I only wish to setup the redirection from my hosting to my domain.


Msg#: 4386409 posted 2:03 am on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hello there,
I just joined Web Master World because I have exactly the same question!

I successfully created my Byethost hosting account and my Namecheap domain.

My website is up and running on my free generic Byethost web URL that I got for free. I then 'added' my domain in my Byethost account, got the 5 Nameservers it gave me, logged into my namecheap account, and put the nameservers into my domain name DNS settings. However my website still does not work. It seems I followed all the instructions and waited as long as I should have (2 days) but it still didn't work.

Did this happen to anyone else with Byethost and Namecheap?
I would appreciate it so much if someone could help me!


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Msg#: 4386409 posted 1:34 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

rasputinsgirlfriend, I can describe my settings as they are after I've 'parked domain'. IMHO, the only drawback with these settings is that the "generic Byethost web URL" doesn't redirect to my domain name. Otherwise my domain name seems to work fine. Do you want to know these settings?

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