Link GoDaddy domain with OVH Shared hosting

How to link a GoDaddy domain with an OVH Shared hosting/hébergement mutualisé… Good question.

This was much more complicated than expected, so here is how it goes:

First, add the new domain to OVH.

Disclaimer: at the time of writing (2015-06-18), OVH is migrating and unifying its admin interfaces, and I had to use the v3 to be able to do this. The last one just didn’t give the options. 

Go to your OVH interface, into Administration, then Add New domain.

Select Add to DNS (advanced configuration).

Zone type: shared hosting in English/hébergement mutualisé en français.
Email type: Redirect
Hosting: your main hosting.

Validate, and wait. It might break. Refresh later.

Second, configure the new domain as a multi domain.

Go to your main domain administration, then select multi-domains.

Create a new standard multi-domain.

Make it point wherever you want in your directories. Save.

At this point,  you should be able to see that OVH is giving you the DNS servers for this domain.

They look like:

NS000.OVH.NET
DNS000.OVH.NET

Copy them and you are done with OVH.

Third, update you NameServer in GoDaddy.

You will need your OVH DNS server names I’ve mentionned previously. Replace your NameServers in GoDaddy interface, wherever they will move it next time:

NS61.DOMAINCONTROL.COM -> NS000.OVH.NET
NS62.DOMAINCONTROL.COM -> DNS000.OVH.NET

Save, and you are done with GoDaddy.

Check that the DNS config is ok with https://www.whatsmydns.net/ and you are good to go.

Slush Asia 2015 review

Since I have been living in Japan and working in the startup community with creww, I have been attending quite a lot of events and meetups. Be it conference, startup pitches or networking events, Tokyo is alive!

But last April, I was at Slush Asia, and I really wanted to write about it because it was remarkable in so many ways.
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CoWorking Coffee

coworking.coffee

Just four months after reading this blog post by Mish & Rob about stealing their business ideas of coffee shop certification for nomad workers, here I am launching CoWorking.coffee.

I have decided to turn the concept into a crowdsourcing platform where users are free to find, register and rate new coffee shops or coworking spaces to work with wifi. As of today, I have lots of ideas to monetize but I want to focus first on growing the community with high quality content, starting from Tokyo, where the need of this platform is obvious. Wifi is painful to get here when you don’t know.

That was a little bit crazy and overload of work, but for some reasons that I will detail later, I am very happy with it.

Subscribe to the newsletter here CoWorking.coffee, I will be glad to send you news about how the project is going on.