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Using Domain Owned by Somebody Else

8:11 am on Jan 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I may be having a problem with using an externally owned domain with my "dedicated server"

I have offered to develop and administer an information site using a currently unused "Global Environmental" domain name - this is one of those domains that resides with an "Open" organisation that offers their inventory of domains FREE to users who are willing to put time & effort into developing a site with one of their domains.

The basic "terms of use" are:

NO Pop-ups
NO automatic re-direction to other sites
NO objectionable content
No adult material
No defamatory comments

The domain has had the name servers changed to the name servers of my hosting company & I have created a name based site on my dedicated server account.

I was assuming that this would be all that is required for me to use this domain, 24 hours have passed - thought that it should be resolving to my server now - but its not.

Whois lookup shows the namesevers as changed to my hosting company.

Do I need to do anything else?

Really keen to get this "Global Environmental" site up and running.

The domain owner / "Open" organisation has asked me to put a home page up ASAP

8:33 am on Jan 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There shouldn't be any technological problems with the domain being externally owned.

Your hosting company needs to add DNS entries for the domain name, if they haven't already. Some give you a control panel to do that, and some don't.