Frequently asked questions


How do I set a temporary or alternate address for my webhotel?

For domains using webhotel/hosting with Domainnameshop, you have a setting called Primary address of website. This is normally set to (if your domain name is, but you can change this setting by replacing www with anything.

There are two primary reasons for wanting to change this:

  1. If you are transferring your websites from a different host to Domainnameshop, and you need a temporary address for testing while the main websites are still hosted on a different server

  2. If the primary websites for the domain are on an external webserver, and the contents of your webhotel here is intended to be in addition to the main site.

You can change the primary address by doing the following:

  1. Log on to the control panel at
  2. Click My domains
  3. Click the relevant domain
  4. Click the tab Webhosting at the top of the page
  5. Click See/change to the right of the setting Primary address of website

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