This article will discuss the general steps to make it so that your URL no longer points to your Verst website. I will also include documents and relevant articles to help you redirect it to a parking page or another site.
Removing your domain: Given that you must have hooked up your domain this step is actually pretty easy! All you have to do is delete the CNAME record that you created for hosting.verst.co or ssl.verst.co. Regardless of domain provider, you should be able to find the domain records by going to some variant of "manage my domain", "domain settings", or "DNS settings". To delete the record you will either have to click on the CNAME record, click some options icon to be able to delete it or click on something like "manage records" to get editing options. After deleting the record and the update goes through, your domain can't be reached and will return an error if you google it. You will want to do this before your Verst site goes down on the 21st of December.
Note — If you have bought a google domain through us you will have to log in to Google domains and remove the pairing with Verst. It will not be a CNAME or in the DNS records. You will see Verst on your domain's dashboard and you have to click on it to remove it.
Setting up a Parking Page:
Note — If you have another website to point to domain too, or will have one before the 21st of December you can skip this.
A parking page makes it so that users do not get an error when trying to google your site. They will be directed to a page set up by your domain provider. Some providers don't have this option, but you can use other providers too. Here's an example of a parking page —
The process is normally easy, but can be very different depending on what company you are working with. Here are some articles to help you set one up -
Redirecting your domain to a new website: Connecting your domain to a different can be pretty complicated depending on the provider. For example, instead of adding a record, Wordpress requires you to change the nameservers through your domain provider. It's best to go through the companies FAQ to follow their specific steps. I also highly recommend transferring your domain entirely if the website provider is also a domain provider like WordPress. This will usually save you money and can be an easier process. I'll list helpful articles for different web builders below.
In general, it's quicker going through the companies FAQ. You can quickly find the FAQ by googling something like "connect an existing domain to (company name)". They will all require you to do some work with your domain provider. Whether it's changing the nameservers or adding a record, you should use the domain providers documents for achieving whatever the website provider wants you to do. If you have any problems feel free to reach out to email@example.com with "domain issue" as the subject. We'll be available to help until the 15th.
Here are a couple things to watch out for during the process-
- Nameservers are an easy way to hook up a site, but if you are adding a record, make sure there isn't a record that already exists with the same name. For example, if you have two CNAME records with www. one will not work.
- Make sure you are making domain changes on whatever provider has the nameservers. Name servers allow you that provider to make changes to your domain on your behalf.