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By arigney ·
i have to transfer MX records from an old web host to a new.. i've never done this before, does anyone have any suggestions? do i recreate new ones? copy the old ones?

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by DS9 In reply to MX records in DNS

If you are moving your Web Site to a new hosting company, then your db(dot) files (which contain location information for your site), should be created for you in your hosts DNS servers. MX records are your Mail Exchange address, which is part of your db(dot) files. That line in the file determines which mail server at the host location will handling your eMail.

Again, these items should be taken care of for you by your new hosting company. If they are not then call them and wake them up.!!!

Hope this helps ...
George

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by RCC In reply to MX records in DNS

Hi

As George pointed out, your MX records are handling the e-mail delivery for the domain and have nothing to do with your Web server.
To move web server (www.mydomain.com), ask your new provider to create A and PTR records in their DNS database pointing to the IP address of your server.
If you want to change MX records (from an old IP to the new one) I suggest you start planning for a transition period and ask your provider to add a second MX record with different priority (they will now what you're talking about).
However, if you change DNS provider, your entire zone domain.com should be tranfered to your new provider (this should be handled between the old and new provider teams, transparent to you). If you are not changingIP addreses, then no MX records (or any other for that matter) need to be changed.
One other thing: DNS changes usualy take 72 hours or more to replicate around the world, therefore some service disruption may occur.
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Radu

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