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Hi,

My domain is registered with one company and my hosting is with another, so I have changed the DNS server details, and added web forwarding.  Unfortunatley when I go to the web page itself I get the tempoary maintenace webpage.  As I have changed the DNS server to where the website is now hosted, do I now take of the web forwarding? As the web forwarding address I was told to use, is nothing like my domain name...It is more like www.hosintcomapny.co.uk/mydomain

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if your host and DNS servers are the same you don't need web forwarding.
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No my host are different from where the domain is registerd...So we therefore changed the DNS server to the new hsoting comapnys sefer details. But we were instruacted to put on web forwarding as well. Is this necessary?
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The web forwarding is if you have a DNS server at one site, and the hosting at another.

Since both are the same server.. you shouldn't need the forwarding.
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Once again....The hosting is with comapny A....the domain register is with Company B......On Company B we changed the DNS server details to Company A (the hosting company) Then on Company B (domain registration company) we also added the web forwarding as well...

Now when people type in the URL into their browsers they only get a temporary page, that the website is down due to administration...which is not the case...Made be annoying by the fact that same people are seeing the website and some are not!!!

Whihc brings me to the question, if we have pointed the domian (registered through comapny B) to Company A Primary and secondary DNS server, do we need web forwarding?  And if so, why will temp page still be showing?

Many thanks
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Further note

We were told to change the DMS server to:

Primary: NS0.phase8.net
Second: NS1.phase8.net

And to add web forward to:

http://preview.hosts.co.uk/~giftofpoetry.com
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Once you change the DNS server details to Company A, then whatever you do on company B doesn't apply anymore.. All the requests are now going to Company A.

again..you don't need web forwarding.

you would need it if you were still using company B, but that is no longer the case.  Since Company A has your DNS server settings and is NOT the host, forget about the webforwarding. as mentioned by my 2nd comment.

What you need to do now, is publish directly to company A, instead of preview.hosts.co.uk

AND

make sure that the root default file (index.htm, index.asp, default.htm, default.asp OR other) is selected.
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Ok I wil remove the web forwarding...I can see from this it would have been alot esier if my client had just paid for the domain to be transfered to the hosting company...rather than just buying the hosting package, and keeping the domain with another comapny...
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I've been there....usually, the client wants to rush their website up, and just registers their domain name to keep it safe..and then when the site is ready to go live, the realization of a host is needed, and then go hunting for the best deal in town, and not even thing that the original registrar could provide that service...unless they couldn't, therefore the web forwarding.

Thank you for the grade!
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