Is anonymous hosting available?

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I have a domain name web hosting outside Synthasite, as I have reasons for the .info site to be anonymous. That is, when WHOIS is looked up, my details can't be seen. Is anonymous hosting like this available in Synthasite. If it is, I'd like to transfer this particular site to Synthasite as you guys give such great service.
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Kershnee

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Hi Leogirl,

Since you have already set up your domain to be anonymous, it will remain that way.

Here 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!

Kershnee
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My DNS Manager requires a DNS name (it is currently "ns1.cheapdomains.com.au") rather than an IP address. Can you supply this?
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Hi leogirl,

You would need to edit your A Record to point your domain to SynthaSite. If www.cheapdomains.com.au don't offer that service, you can use ZoneEdit. We have a tutorial that explains the process: http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/p....
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If I make the decision to stop using my existing anonymous domain name, and have an addy and hosting through synthasite, is it possible to have the new url within synthasite anonymous?
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Hi leogirl,

If you use a SynthaSite subdomain, such as "leogirl.synthasite.com" it is completely anonymous and also free.

If you purchase a domain through us, let's say for example leogirl.com, then we will pass the user details you give us during the registration to Network Solutions, our domain registrar partner. This domain will not be registered as anonymous.