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1:30 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

I have a question about DNS and how/to what extent it can effect SEO.

I have recently acquired a new site. To make the transfer go through easier and quicker, I set up an account with the previous registrar of the person I was getting the site from.

Once that had been completed, as I didn't want to host the website with that registrar (where the site was previously hosted), I changed the Nameservers to point to a new IP on a different host, where I had migrated the site too.

So, in essence, Nameservers have remained the same but they point to an IP from a different host - obviously the site is now hosted on that IP.

For example.....

REGISTRAR FOR EXAMPLE.COM: HOSTINGCOMPANY.COM

NAMESERVERS FOR EXAMPLE.COM: NS1.HOSTINGCOMPANY.COM, NS2.HOSTINGCOMPANY.COM

NS1.HOSTINGCOMPANY.COM POINTS DNS RECORDS (A, CNAME, MX ETC) TO IP ADDRESS FROM ANOTHERHOSTINGCOMPANY.COM

My question is, will having this kind of configuration likely have any adverse effect on rankings? Will the search engines, especially Google, think this is even a tiny little bit shady? Or should I have simply transferred the domain to my host in the 1st place?

The site is resolving correctly, and i have also tidied up the site by implementing 301's and solving canonical issues.

Any advice on offer, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!
7:49 pm on June 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Did you also change the domain registrant info?
11:17 pm on June 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, that had to change.
12:38 am on June 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

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there is nothing shady about having your registrar, DNS and web hosting with different providers.
as a matter of fact that should be a "best practice" since it helps avoid "single point of failure" issues.
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Cheers guys!
9:22 pm on June 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Changing all of this may affect any residual pagerank you were expecting to get from purchasing this site. Not that you had much choice but... I defer to the SEO experts here though if they have any input on this.