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Transfering domain names - please help
big_jimmi




msg:3555619
 12:05 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have a domain name current registered and administerd though by old hosting company "xyz.com" currently the hosting of my website and the pages themselves are with a new host.

The domain name is set up as an external domain name pointing at the new host's name servers. Ive also set up a ssl on the external domain through new host.

My question is if I want to move the domain name from xyz.com to new host (to keep everything together) will the site suffer any down time or effect the ssl cert?

This will shortly turn into a big problem for me so any help would be massively appreciated.

Many thanks in advance

[edited by: Webwork at 11:37 am (utc) on Mar. 4, 2008]
[edit reason] Generalizing [/edit]

 

vincevincevince




msg:3555638
 12:15 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

If you have a database, be very careful. Otherwise, downtime should be minimal.

big_jimmi




msg:3555645
 12:18 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Sorry I don't follow - how could my database - which is hosted by new hosting company be effected by a the domain name changing registrars?

[edited by: Webwork at 11:37 am (utc) on Mar. 4, 2008]
[edit reason] Generalizing [/edit]

humhum




msg:3556880
 2:49 pm on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

I don't see any problem in transferring the domain to your hosting company. However, check out their domain renewal prices.

Laker




msg:3557089
 6:40 pm on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

There are pros and cons to having your registrar also be your hosting provider. AFAIK, the "pros" are usually about money.

But the downsides can be far more expensive.

As jtara said in this recent thread [webmasterworld.com]:

Site content should not have been lost, unless you were hosting with the registrar. One of the reasons I'd advise never to host with your registrar.

There have been several threads [recently] about domains not renewed by a hosting company; registrars going belly-up; add to that the number of resellers offering services with less than deep pockets ... all-in-all, my view is it may be wiser to keep one's registrar and hosting provider (and even parking company) separate.

big_jimmi




msg:3557757
 11:50 am on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your replies but no one has answered my original question yet - will transferring an "external domain name" from my old registar to my host provider effect the ssl cert i have through the host provider? or have any down time on the domain?

Thanks in advance

Original question-----------------------------------------------------

The domain name is set up as an external domain name pointing at the new host's name servers. Ive also set up a ssl on the external domain through new host.

My question is if I want to move the domain name from xyz.com to 1and1 (to keep everything together) will the site suffer any down time or effect the ssl cert?

[edited by: Webwork at 11:38 am (utc) on Mar. 4, 2008]
[edit reason] Generalizing [/edit]

BananaFish




msg:3563764
 12:17 pm on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

The answer is no. It will have no effect on uptime since you'rr not moving the webhosting or changing the nameservers.

draggar




msg:3583584
 1:47 am on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Just make sure that when the transfer goes though that the domain is still pointed to the same folder in your hosting account or you may experience downtime.

big_jimmi




msg:3590692
 10:16 am on Mar 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Will it effect the ssl cert i have with the new host?

Thanks guys for the helpfull replies.

[edited by: Webwork at 11:38 am (utc) on Mar. 4, 2008]
[edit reason] Generalizing [/edit]

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