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Advanced DNS Settings

Normally, we will not advise our clients to configure the advanced DNS settings due to greater complexities.

However, there are times when we are not able to access your domain name account. If it happens that you need to configure these advanced DNS settings, Below are the various terms:

Name Servers - Holds the information that tells the users where to find your website and emails. Name servers is something like this: ns1.singaporewebdesigner.com

An A (address) record - A DNS record that can be used to point your domain name and host names to a static IP address.

MX (mail exchange) record - A DNS record that can be used to point your domain name email services to other mail servers.

CNAME (canonical name) record - A DNS record that can be used to create host names for a domain name. These host names can be set to point to other domain names or host names.

How to use them:

1) If we are hosting your website but NOT emails, you may update your A record to 203.175.163.66, so that the host names are pointed to our server IP address.

2) If we are hosting your emails but NOT website, then you may update your MX record to 203.175.163.66, so that we can host your emails.

3) If we are hosting both your emails and website, then you can just update the name servers of your domain name with the following:
ns1.singaporewebdesigner.com - 203.175.163.66
ns2.singaporewebdesigner.com - 203.175.163.67

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Steps in Transferring Your Domain Name

Often, clients are unclear with the technical prodedures in transferring their domain names over to www.edlinkservices.com. There are requirements that you need to know before any transfer:

  • Your domain name must be registered for more than 3 months.
  • You must have access to your domain name registrar, or your web hosting company can help you.

We intend to provide detailed step by step guide here:

  1. Enter your domain name
  2. Fill in your configuration setting and billing information
  3. Make Payment (Your domain name is extended for the number of years that you paid for)
  4. Initiation request sent to your previous registrar. The administrator needs to approve the transfer
  5. Change of domain name server (if you host your site with us too, recommended):
    1) ns1.singaporewebdesigner.com
    2) ns2.singaporewebdesigner.com

We hope this blog is useful for you.

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.com or .com.sg Domain Names

Often, we receive enquiries about domain name issues regarding .com or .com.sg. Clients are concerned when they intend to choose between these names.

Basically, there are only slight differences when making a choice to choose between the 2:

  • .com.sg is slightly more expensive than .com. But not much difference actually
  • .com.sg is administered by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
  • .com.sg requires you to register for a company
  • .com.sg names are more readily available, since they are limited to Singapore companies only
  • .com.sg names will be slightly longer, we suggest you register for .com if you can find a decent name
  • .com.sg will be suitable for businesseses with target market in Singapore only

There are certain misconceptions we would like to clarify here too:

  • .com and .com.sg does not make any difference to your search engine optimization purpose
  • .com domain names limited to American companies or individuals only

We hope this blog can help with your decision in domain name registration. =)

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