Transferring your website domain using "CPanel"

Below is a detailed step-by-step explanation of how to modify your DNS records if you are using CPanel to manage your domain.

 

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Additional Information:

CPanel Documentation / Zone Editor
 

Steps: 

1. In a new web browser window or tab, access the CPanel home screen.

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2. In another web browser and tab, login to your Fotomerchant account.

3. In your Fotomerchant account, navigate to the Website / Domain Name area of your Fotomerchant admin interface.

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4. At the bottom of this page in the Custom website address section, choose the option I have an existing website domain to use and click the Start custom domain setup button to proceed.

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5. Fill in your domain details on the next screen that appears. Carefully read the instructions in the blue box provided. Press the Link this domain to my account button to proceed.

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6. On the following screen will be instructions on how to verify your ownership of this domain.

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Your domain Verification Code will look similar to "dvriukravlaxbrgr" shown above. You will need the Verification Code at step (10) of this tutorial.

7. Now in your other web browser window or tab logged into CPanel, press Zone Editor button in the Domains section.

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8. Press the link marked Manage next to the domain name you would like use for your Fotomerchant website.

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9. Press the button next to the Add Record button at the top of the page to open the menu of possible DNS records to create. Select Add CNAME Record from the drop down list.

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10. Enter the Verification Code from step (6) above into the first field. Set the TTL field to 1800 and in the Host field enter the text domainverify.fotomerchant.com like so:

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11. Click the Add Record button to create this record for your domain.

12. Go back to your Fotomerchant account and now press the Verify domain button at the bottom of the page you left off on.

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If your domain has been successfully verified, you will see the following message appear on your screen. Press the Proceed to domain setup instruction button.

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If your domain verification was unsuccessful, please wait up to 10 minutes and try again by pressing the Verify domain button again.

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13. Once your domain is verified, the next step is to set up the other domain records required. Go back to your CPanel web browser window or tab.

14. Press the button next to the Add Record button at the top of the page to open the menu of possible DNS records to create. Select Add CNAME Record from the drop down list.

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15. Enter www into the Name field. Set the TTL field to 1800 and in the Host field enter the text customerdomain.fotomerchant.com like so:

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16. Press the button next to the Add Record button at the top of the page to open the menu of possible DNS records to create. Select Add A Record from the drop down list.

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17. Enter the full domain name into the first field. Set the TTL field to 1800 and in the Host field enter the text 54.215.0.71 like so:

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18. Press the button next to the Add Record button at the top of the page to open the menu of possible DNS records to create. Select Add A Record from the drop down list. 

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19. Enter the full domain name into the first field. Set the TTL field to 1800 and in the Host field enter the text 54.215.0.74 like so:

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20. Click the Add Record button to create this record for your domain.

 

At the completion of this process your now have:

  • Two new A host records. 
  • One Domain Verify CNAME record
  • One www CNAME record 

 

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