Just registered a .de domain to find out I can't host it on my server in North America (some technical thing). Ok, no prob I was planning on hosting it in Germany anyways.
So I've gone through the larger ones (1x1, strato, etc) and all of them are requiring me to transfer my domain to them before I can get web space!
Crazy, as it's completely unnecessary. Why would I pay to transfer a domain over when I just bought it. I just need webspace to point it to.
Any hosts that don't require this? I found a couple, only to do a whois and find they're actually located in egypt, denmark, or switzerland.
Is there something I'm missing? Or some kind of law or regulation? Seems far to difficult to just sign up for a hosting account somewhere.
Any help would be much appreciated -