Need temporary help transitioning Client to new servers

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I am building 2 new websites for one client. The sites are not finished yet, but the client went ahead and signed up for hosting at [url removed, login to view] (Cpanel Linux I believe)

The client runs a small business and CANNOT have any down time with emails, etc..

The websites are not even complete yet, so that is not a high priority.

I was just technical enough to switch the DNS, and request that the old registar transfer the domain name to bluehost (currently in QUE)

I need the following help:

1) Take care to ensure that transfer of both domain names goes smoothly to bluehost (one will be hosted as a sub-domain, but will work as a normal domain).

2) Take care of setting up or transfering any email addresses that the client needs (these will need to match exactly what they have currently been using on their office server (called mercury??).

3) Ensure that there is no long "downtime" between when their domain is hosted at the new site, and when and how they set their email addreses up.

For example I do not want them to go half a day without receiving any emails because they have started being transfered through the new domain host (i'm not sure if that is how it works).

4) You may have to be in direct email contact with the client to answer their questions and ensure their email addresses are created/workin and help them loggin to them. This is because I will be going on vacation.

5) Be able to get the 2nd domain name (sub domain) to transfer to the new registrar (they have free transfer). Currently it is getting some sort of error. This will include requesting the Authorization ID from the old registrar, etc.. I will provide all passwords.

**This means that you will need to be available US time for at least 1 or 2 days until this is squared away.**


Basically I need somebody to ensure that my clients email addresses/domain are transfered quickly to the new host. I need them to be able to work through the new host almost immediately if possible.

Please excuse my lack of knowledge, and let me know if you think this is more simple that I am aware of.

I need somebody I can trust with good reviews, because you will be trusted with passwords, etc.. Again this is a functioning business that requires email to be working, so if you cannot handle this in a very quick manor and be able to answer the clients questions if they email you, please do not accept this job.

I will pay 50% into escrow at start, and 100% when full domain name/email is working on the new host.

Please note that you do not have to move any websites or adjust any functionality. I will take care of this when the websites are complete.

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