[thelist] DNS Help

David A. Ulevitch davidu at everydns.net
Fri Aug 1 06:21:39 CDT 2003

<quote who="Ashok Hariharan">
> I am in the process of transferring a domain, but I've run into
> a doubt, which I hope somebody can clear up for me....
> (I am a complete moron on this DNS thing...)
> The domain is currently hosted by a particular registrar and
> points to a particular website (thru the DNS www entry) and
> to specific mail servers (thru the DNS MX entry)...
> Now we need to repoint the WWW entry without modifying
> the MX entry (since the mail servers remain the same).
> The new hosting provider, wants to host the DNS so they
> have asked me to do a domain transfer to them.  Does this
> mean that only the DNS www entry gets transferred? Can
> I leave the MX entry with the registrar ?

No.  The new webhost will take over all your records so you better make
sure they make the same MX records as your registrar in place before the

> I really want to be careful here as I dont want to ruin my
> customers email flow when the domain is being transferred...

Yep, that'd be bad.


> thanks in advance
> --Ashok
> http://unganisha.org
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