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Let's say that I have site.com website that I bought at one place, but want to host on another place. I don't know what to do. Here is scenario.

I bought site.com on company that is using their own nameservers - ns.a.com. And linked website to their own servers.
I bought hosting on another company that is using nameservers - ns.b.com.

Should I just change ns.a.com on my DOMAIN to ns.b.com? Or should I link all DNS entries on my domain control panel to host ip addresses?

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If your hosting account is configured to use the domain site.com (presumably specified when you setup the hosting account), then you just need to change the NAMESERVERs at your domain registrar to point to your hosting provider (ie. change ns.a.com to ns.b.com).

The DNS will then be handled by your hosting provider, which should already have been configured for you when the hosting account was created (including mailserver etc.).

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Okey. Will do. Thanks. –  Stan Dec 12 '12 at 13:21
Well it could also be ns1.hostingcompany.com and ns2 or anything else for that matter. –  Anagio Dec 18 '12 at 9:52
@Anagio: ns.a.com and ns.b.com are just example nameservers given by the OP. –  w3d Dec 18 '12 at 10:39

Just because you can change the name servers doesn't mean you should.

It's a mistake by many that they believe changing the name servers to that of their hosting is better when really its a mixed debate and depends on the DNS server reliability. What you find with Domain Registrars these days is they use very reliable DNS servers along with built in DNS management while years ago you had to pay for this DNS management therefor changing the name servers was ideal.

If your domain registrar has its own why not give them a try or least take a look at there SLA uptime policy.

Changing A Records is alot easier and faster when moving website from host to host, as changing name servers takes longer to update globally while records do not.

My 2 Cents, Hope it helps ;)

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