how do i transfer my domain name to synthasite?

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I had my website up and running with powweb. I tried synthasite, and love it, and have not yet succeeded in getting my domain name (sensoriocosmico.com) to work with my synthasite page. What is the best way of just transferring it all to synthasite?

I've followed other posts and tutorials with no luck so far. Powweb support told me that the domain had been unlocked, and they instructed me to go to https://manage.opensrs.net/. The page has multiple fields for the nameservers and it does not accept "@" as nameserver. The server IP addresses are not listed or modifiable in the main page. I browsed around and found a link to "create a nameserver based on sensoriocosmico.com". This is what it looks like:

server host name: [i can enter text here] .sensoriocosmico.com
server IP address: [i can enter text here]

It also has a few warnings about having access to change DNS settings and the such, not sure on how to make sense of them.

Last but not least, my domain is up for renewal in January and I would just like to transfer it to another registrar, DNS service (and whatever else) preferably to synthasite or someplace that's easier to navigate and deal with.

Thanks!
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You have to go to IP address preferences on the website of the company you're getting your domain from e.g. register.com... Click it and paste synthasite IP address in there (make sure you get it first from SS)...that should do it. Hope it helps.

Jakub
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synthasite IP is 208.75.208.172
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We have a tutorial outlining the steps to configuring your domain, giving two popular domain name registrars as examples: http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/p...

There are also instructions on how to use ZoneEdit if your domain name registrar does not provide you with domain name management. However, most domain name registrars can assist you with an A record, in which case you would not need to use a third party service like ZoneEdit.

These are general instructions on how to configure your domain to point to SynthaSite. If you require specific help with the interface of your domain name registrar, please contact them for support.

How to configure a domain name you already own:
1. Log in to your chosen domain registrar (eg. GoDaddy.com, Register.com)
2. Go to the DNS Management page
3. Set up an A Record
4. The IP address of your record must point to: "208.75.208.172"

Please note that it can take up to 48 hours (although usually less) for these changes to take effect and you need to contact your domain registrar if you need help in that regard. Feel free to forward any instructions you receive from them to us so that we can advise you further.

Once you have configured your DNS settings, click the yellow "Publish My Site" button in SynthaSite. Click on the blue link at the bottom of the dialog box that says "Already Own a Domain?" Fill in your domain name and follow the prompts to publish your site. If you have any difficulty with this please let us know.

Once your site is published to your domain the hard part is over and you will be able to edit your site and then update it with a single click.
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Thanks guys, what I was trying to ask in this question was how to make synthasite my domain registrar. Sorry if it didn't come out clear, still have a lot to learn about these things!

My former registrar did not give me the option of making an A Record nor did it let me change the IP address on file, also it did not let me put an "@" in the nameserver field. I ended up transferring to one of the registrars in the examples on the tutorials you've referenced, and all is fine now!
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Thanks for letting us know you got it sorted out. :)