DNS Overview

This section will give you a general overview on the Domain Name Service. If your domain is already delegated to Bigfish Technology Online's DNS servers, go to the Map Domain Page to complete the server side setup. If not please follow the instructions below on how to transfer your domain to Bigfish Technology Online.

What is DNS?
DNS (Domain Name Service) is the means by which you are able to type in an easily remembered name in order to go to the internet address (URL) that you wish, instead of trying to remember an IP (Internet Protocol) address (which is a number). The DNS "resolves" the name to a number then homes in on the site.

Does it cost extra to host a domain name with Bigfish Technology Online ?
No, you have 2 choices:

  1. You can use the subdomain given to you when you join as your own domain. For example: http://membername.bftonline.com/

  2. You can have your own Domain Name hosted for example: www.yourdomain.com

My domain is registered. How do I map it my new Bigfish Technology Online account ?
If you registered your domain outside of Bigfish Technology Online you need to go to your DNS Authorities website and have the domain transferred from the existing host to Bigfish Technology Online using the following DNS's.

Primary Server Hostname....: ns1.giga-sj-001.net
Primary Server Netaddress..:
Secondary Server Hostname..: ns2.giga-sj-001.net
Secondary Server Netaddress:

Once the domain is transferred to Bigfish Technology Online's DNS servers, go to the Map Domain Page to complete the setup of your domain. To check on the status of your transfer, use the tracking number and instructions that you received in the mail from the DNS Authority. If you did not receive this message or have lost the number, you can go to your DNS providers web site and type your domain name into the box. This will let you see your host record. Bigfish Technology Online will NOT complete the server side setup of your domain until the host record shows that the DNS is set up for:

ns1.giga-sj-001.net :
ns2.giga-sj-001.net :

Does Bigfish Technology Online host anything other than the top level domains?
Yes. Any domain currently available on the internet can be hosted with Bigfish Technology Online.

How do I host a non US based domain?
Some domain name service authorities will not allow the registration/application of the domain name before the server side setup of the domain is completed in this case you should map your domain before the delegation request.