One of our friend domain is down due to web hosting problem. Main domain of hosting service is not renewed at proper time and the contact person is not responding. Two things that need to get recovered:
1. Domain and email service
2. Website file and database
Since we don’t know where is the main host reside then nearest option we have is recover email service that fortunately using google apps. Another fortune we have is domain access is in my control so I can recover it quickly. Here the steps :
Update name server to new one
Since the domain registrar is namecheap I can easily use namecheap nameserver. Simply by click :
Domain Name -> Transfer DNS to Us
Change MX record to Google Apps setting
Pick “User” and Choose “automatically set MX records necessary for Google Apps Email.
Click Save changes one more time.
At this time namecheap will update mx record and user can relax now. Waiting for propagation time (maximum 3 x 24 hours).
You also able to verify setting by using intodns service.
Enter domain name and click report button. Pay attention for result, specially on MX section. If you also see like this one then everything is fine.
Another work to do after this work is pointing A record to my vps for temporary service.