What is a Domain Name? View All Domain Registration Services Call it a "dot-com name," a URL or whatever you choose to call it, a domain name is the part of a network address that identifies it as belonging to a particular domain. In essence, it's the cornerstone of your online presence.
When purchasing your domain name from GriotSites, the nameservers to your domain may be directed towards our default nameserves. If you are purchasing a custom Web Property, you must change your nameservers from the default ones to our special nameservers - you can find them here.
Any time you make a DNS (domain nameserver) change, it takes around 24-48 hours to complete. During this propagation time, routers all over the world are updating their cache. This causes your site to be up and down randomly during the first 48 hours for different people at different times. Think of dns like a zip code. If you don't put a zip code on your mail the post office doesn't know where to send it. Domains are the same way if they don't have the DNS the internet doesn't know what server to send your request to. Click the DNS report to the right to search nameservers and other DNS information.
Making The Changes
Every registrar has a different procedure for changing your domains DNS, however they are all done basically the same way. The welcome email you received from us provides you with the nameservers you need to change your domain to. You will then take those nameservers to wherever you bought your domain, and fill them in for your domain name. Your nameservers should look something like...