How to change DNS servers on Marcaria.com to Hostinger (tutorial with screenshots)
In this article we are not planning to talk about real transferring of a domain name, but only redirecting it. Domain transfer normally means that you want to fully transfer domain name to another domain name registrator (meaning you can manage it: change DNS servers or MX records etc). In our case we are talking about the situation, when you've registered domain name at Marcaria.com and want to host a website on Hostinger.com.
Marcaria.com domain registrator is famous for a variety of domain extension you can choose from. In case your hosting company is Hostinger.com and you host websites at this hosting provider, it might be easier to register domain at Marcaria.com and then develope and run your website on Hostinger.
If you don't know, how domain registrator and hosting company are connected, just keep in mind that domain name is a kind of pointer and hosting is the place, where your website is stored. Let's go step by step:
- Redirect your domain name from Marcaria.com to Hostinger.com
- Change DNS servers on Marcaria.com
- Add your website on Hostinger.com
How to redirect your domain from Marcaria.com to Hostinger.com
1) Log in into your Marcaria.com account:
2) Click "My Domains":
3) Click on domain name you plan to redirect, in my case it will be malina.systems:
Than we have to change DNS servers for this domain by clicking to: "DNS Name Servers":
After that you will see something like on the screeshot:
In my case I have stored DNS serves into profile, because I don't want to remember DNS servers and want just select profile and DNS servers will be selected automatically. You should keep in mind, that you must know DNS servers of your hoster in order to let's say point on them your domain at your domain name registrator. If you click on "Add Profile" you will be redirected to a page, where new DNS servers profile are to be created:
As you see, I have added "ns1.dns-parking.com" and "ns2.dns-parking.com". Those are main DNS servers for Hostinger. In the future they can change, but probability is low and those actions don't happen very often. In the field "Name of this profile" I put "hostinger" just for me. You can put another name, for example "hostinger-dns" or whatever you want.
4) Afte that I can simply change DNS servers by simply choosing created profile (in my case: "hostinger"):
After selecting profile, DNS servers are changed:
As you see, profiling is very useful for cases you have several hosting companies (several webs for you or for your clients). On the next step you just confirm that you know what you are doing:
And now you have to wait several ours (depends on different conditions you mostly cannot control), when DNS tables are updated:
Adding your domain in your Hostinger.com account
After you have changed DNS servers at Marcaria.com (domain registrator), you have to add domain to your hosting. Login to your Hostinger.com account and click "Hosting":
After that add your domain (in my case: malina.systems):
That's all. Now you can upload your files to your hosting and thanks to updated DNS servers, every computer in the world will know, that in case he wants to open a website (in my example: malina.systems), it has to search for website on your Hostinger directory.