I’m a web designer with minimal knowledge about DNS records etc.
I have a client who currently has a domain registered with LCN. They also have their email provided by LCN and they currently have a wordpress.com website.
They now want a new website which I’m going to build using wordpress.org.
I have a multi-site hosting package with one.com which I would like to use for the new website as it will be much cheaper than hosting it with LCN. However, I want to keep their email with LCN.
I understand that I need to change the name servers at LCN to point to the one.com hosting, and I need to update the MX records at one.com in order to preserve the email service.
I have also been told by LCN that I will need to update the SPF. I’m not fully sure what this means but after some brief research I think I know how to do it.
What I don’t know is, to minimise email downtime, is there a particular order that I should do this? I have asked LCN and one.com but have been told conflicting advice…
LCN have said MX record and SPF first, then name servers second. One.com have said name servers first, and then MX record and SPF.
So what is the correct order?
Is there anything else I need to do?
And at what point do I cancel the current wordpress.com account?