Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 18.232.171.18

Forum Moderators: buckworks & webwork

Will a Nameserver change affect the MX Records?

     
1:09 pm on Jul 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Apr 16, 2019
posts: 6
votes: 1


One of my clients has the website with one host and the domain name with another (they have a LOT of email addresses and archives and don't want to migrate them)

They now want an SSL certificate for the site - the website host offers this for free - provided the domain nameservers are pointed at the host..

So my question is: if I change the nameservers - can I then point the MX record back to the original domain provider so that email can still be accessed

thanks in advance
1:38 pm on July 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 13, 2016
posts:1193
votes: 280


You can use different IP for A and MX records , yes. You can even use different IP for the same type of record, aka load balancing.

However, be careful when you touch DNS zone, be sure of what you do, why and how :)
3:17 pm on July 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member topr8 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 19, 2002
posts:3491
votes: 80


do you actually mean that the webhost wants you to use their nameserver?

>> can I then point the MX record back to the original domain provider so that email can still be accessed

yes you can ... theoretically! but it will depend on the webhost's rules, you may not have access to the nameserver in order to make any changes you want.

i think you are going to have to ask the webhost.

...

a lot of people are using letsencrypt for free certificates, you can do this yourself quite easily, however you do need root access.
3:47 pm on July 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Apr 16, 2019
posts: 6
votes: 1


Thanks for your help...

I've now spoken to the webhost and they have confirmed that provided the domain host will allow access to nameservers then it should work as expected.
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members