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  1. #1
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    Different reseller accts.. same domain ?

    Is it possible to purchase a reseller account at 2 different companies-- but have them both on the same domain if I used their own nameservers with out a "brand" ?
    Or would I have to buy a 2nd domain for the other reseller hosting ?

    Does anyone do this, if so-- how do you do it with ordering and stuff ?


    Thanks
    Jenny

  2. #2
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    you could just put the same domain in the form when ordering.

    then, when the login details arrive, use the IP address to login.

    you might want to verify with the host that this is 'ok'.

    alternatively, you could ask them to set the account up using a subdomain, like reseller2.example.com

  3. #3
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    The subdomain is a great idea. I will ask ! =)
    Jenny

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    don't overlook the fact that you would need to be able to point a subdomain to the other server to use the subdomain there.

  5. #5
    Yes, it's possible. We have a few reseller accounts for same domain on different companies. We changed/removed some MX/DNS settings from the reseller accounts except that our domain name hosted on. If you don't make this when your current customers cannot contact with you via email.
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    Yep, it's absolutely possible. You can even use private nameservers, eg. ns1 and ns2.yourdomain on one reseller account and ns3 ns4 on the other.

    As dhcart says you need to be careful with dns and mail setup. If you want to use both sets of nameservers you'll need to syncronize the dns records yourself (as a reseller you don't have access to dns clustering). For the mailserver you can either choose just one account to receive your mail and set up the other account with external MX (the host can do this for you) or collect mail from both servers.

    Subdomains are a good idea to help you keep track of which server you're connecting to. If you do this you may want to set them up as addon domains (if it's a CPanel system) so that they'll show the same content as your main site.

    If you happen to have your domain name registered with 2 TLDs (eg. .com and .net) then another alternative that may be easier is to use yourdomain.com for one account with addon domain yourdomain.net, and yourdomain.net for the other with addon yourdomain.com

    HTH

    Edit: for ordering I suggest you just set up the client management system on one server unless you're willing to put some effort into syncronizing databases...
    Chris

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