Do I have to change my name server if I change the host for my website?
Posted on 2011-02-10
We are going to be switching hosts for our website in the next week. The new host we are switching to is 1and1.com. Our registrar is dotster.com. We have used dotster.com for years along with a separate host for our website. Everything works fine.
Now that we are switching our website host the new host, 1and1, is telling me that I need to change my name servers with my current registrar, which is dotster.com I called my registrar and they are telling me that if I change the name servers, my e-mail won't work. They also said that if I change the name servers, my A record and CNAME's won't work unless I go add them to 1and1's DNS management since I would be changing to their name servers.
So now I have my registrar telling me I don't need to change the name servers. I just need to change the A record when I change hosts. I think this is correct. However, I have my web site host telling me that I need to change my name servers with my registrar.
Can someone please point me in the correct direction?