move domain from other provider to our server

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Tom John, Jan 23, 2022.

  1. Tom John

    Tom John Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi guys,
    i have a question regarding if i want to move a domain from another provider. I use ubuntu 20.04 and ispconfig 3.
    I ordered a transfer of the domain from another provider to my server, but until the domain points to the ip of my server how can i reach the webspace on my server to prepare the website?

    thanks for your kind help
  2. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member Staff Member Howtoforge Staff

    Edit your local hosts file to specify your server's address for that site name.
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  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  4. Tom John

    Tom John Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    thanks a lot for your help.
    it works, but i did not setup the lets encrypt certificate, therefor if i want to go to the domain which is still hosted on the old server ispconfig forward me to another domain on my new server because there is no valid ssl cert.
    In ispconfig i can not setup lets encrypt now because it will fail because the domains points to another server, right?
    the domain which is with the old provider is the server ip of my server which is the new server for the domain is: when i put in the browser the domain liveact-in... it forward to which is as well on my (the new) server with the ip
    my entry in the /etc/hosts
    is there any solution for that?
    thanks a lot for your help
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Correct. Let's encrypt authenticates the cert by contacting the server, so this is not ISPConfig related. As long as the domain points to a different server, you won't get a LE cert. All you can do to test it temporarily is to either create a self-signed SSL cert for testing or ask the current server owner to give you the SSL key and cert that the domain uses on the current system so you can insert them on the SSL tab of the site in ISPConfig.
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  6. Domainn

    Domainn New Member

    Thaks for the useful web link!
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