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How to change the DNS Settings on your dating site

Our white label dating platform offers endless possibilities for webmasters and online marketers to make money! You’ll need one OR a combination of the following to get started; a website, targeted traffic, advertising budget, SEO experience, PPC experience. A bit of technical know how also helps, so if you don’t know your DNS from your server then this article could come in handy!

We chose to write about DNS settings because transferring the DNS to the Dating Factory nameservers is often something that challenges our webmasters and is therefore a common question for our support team. So we’ll dwell on this issue just a bit more for you to get your new sites activated on the platform smoothly and with no delay.

To give you some background before we get stuck in, in order for a website to be working online, it must have a full set of DNS records. However, these records are unique for the server the website is located on. If you decide to point your website somewhere else you will also have to update your DNS records.

First of all, when you create your site via this link – http://admin.datingfactory.com/registersite – you are offered to input the exact name of your own domain so it becomes your dating site on the platform. This is when you will need to transfer the DNS of your domain to our nameservers, details given below:

We thought it would be really helpful to illustrate the user journey taken to change DNS settings so we picked a couple of popular registrars to show you exactly how this is done in their admin panel:

www.123-reg.co.uk

  1. You need to choose the domain and select an action from a drop-down menu below: ‘’DNS’’
  2. Then “Advanced Domain Settings -> Change nameservers (DNS).”
  3. Now input our nameserver details into the fields provided to transfer your DNS to the Dating Factory nameservers:

www.godaddy.com

Here’s what you need to do to transfer DNS in your GoDaddy account:

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
  3. Select the domain name you want to modify.
  4. From (Nameservers), select Set Nameservers.
  5. Select I have specific nameservers for my domains
  6. Put DF’s name servers there.
  7. Click ok

The changes are usually applied within 24 hours so if you schedule to start a PPC campaign or drive any traffic to the site by other channels please make sure the DNS are transferred in advance and let your Dating Factory account manager know that your site is set up and should be activated.

www.names.co.uk

This registrar provides a comprehensive menu so it won’t be hard to transfer the DNS:

  1. You choose “Domain & Hosting”, then “Domains on Account”
  2. “DNS & Transfer Options”, then “Change Nameservers”
  3. Now you can transfer the DNS to the Dating Factory nameservers:

All new sites are checked by our Account Managers to ensure that the DNS is correct. We usually check the settings via the following links:

http://whois.domaintools.com/yoursite.name

http://who.is/whois/yoursite.name

So you can always use them to check that you have successfully changed your DNS settings. Sometimes when the registrars do not provide any particular whois service we request our partners to send us a screenshot of the admin panel where the Dating Factory’s nameservers have been added.

It’s impossible for some registrars to transfer the DNS until the site’s been activated on our platform. Please do not hesitate to contact your account manager – we have the list of domains that are regularly the subject of such issues and we do our best to activate them immediately.

If the above doesn’t work then please read on …

In some very rare cases registrars do not allow to transfer the DNS to the third-party nameservers. In such situations we provide our partners with the settings of TXT, CNAME, MX and A records of the domain. Though this option should be agreed with account manager as these settings are not easily to be integrated and managed within the platform:

If you try to set up your subdomains for the first time please keep in mind that the GUIs are so different and unique from registrar to registrar that it would be better to contact your registrar’s support for assistance. Alternatively please provide your Dating Factory account manager with login details so our technical team can apply those settings and activate your subdomain to go live:

subdomain. A 95.154.204.180

www.subdomain. CNAME subdomain.

subdomain. TXT v=spf1 ip4:95.154.204.176/28 a mx ~all

subdomain. MX 10 md1.caerussolutions.net.

subdomain. MX 10 md2.caerussolutions.net.

It goes without saying that none of the mentioned above problem will emerge if you choose to set up your site as a subdomain on one of the Dating Factory domains (e.g. datingbuddies.com, sinfulbuddies.com or hotsexbuddies.com). They are all ready to go right after you hit the button “Create your site” and are activated in a few seconds normally.

We encourage our partners to purchase their own domains so that such domains remain at your property. This is one of the strongest points of white label dating business with Dating Factory.

Serge Zhyrov,
Account Manager
Dating Factory

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