Originally posted by Matrix
heres what they gave me for DNS
I think I may see the problem. It appears that you are a novice to dns records and how they work. Appologies if I'm worng.
If your new host gives you the hostnames and IP#'s of their nameservers to change you domain entry at your registrar, you still must advise them to add DNS recoreds for your domains in their nameservers. If these entries are not made, the domain will not work doing a http://www.domain.com.
Common entries are as follows:
domain.com. NS ns2.racklocation.com
domain.com. NS ns1.racklocation.com
domain.com. A 18.104.22.168
domain.com. MX 10 mail.domain.com
ftp CNAME domain.com
mail CNAME domain.com
www CNAME domain.com
If no entries are entered, you will only be able to access that domain by it's IP#.
I would use racklocation's nameservers until you are completely comforable with using your own on your server. In fact, for redundancy, I would use both racklocation's and your's at that point with 3 entries for the domains's nameserver records.
I very good book to learn this is:
DNS and Bind
by Cricket Liu, Paul Albitz, Mike Loukides
Paperback - 482 pages 3rd edition (September 1998)
O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 1565925122