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Moving from one registrar to another: Disadvantages?
Is there any known penalty for using a specific registrar?

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3027 posted 5:31 pm on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have a domain name that has been registered since 1998 with Network Solutions. I'd like to save on renewal fees and transfer the domain to a different registrar.

Is anyone aware of any search engine penalties for transferring registrars? I read somewhere that Google may be taking WHOIS data into consideration and I don't want to mess with my rankings to save a few bucks.

[edited by: Webwork at 9:51 pm (utc) on Aug. 12, 2005]
[edit reason] Generalizing question per forum Charter [/edit]



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3027 posted 5:40 pm on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

As long as your whois info doesn't change i doubt google would give it a second look. I wouldn't worry about it much.

John Carpenter

5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3027 posted 11:26 pm on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I agree with Prolific. I don't think there's any sense in being "over-paralyzed" in this case. Don't let Google control your life so much. ;-)


WebmasterWorld Senior Member rfgdxm1 us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3027 posted 1:23 am on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just move it to a cheap registar. If you are really worried, register it for 9 years with the cheap registrar, and the as soon as possible move it back to Netsol. Personally, given the choice between having flaming bamboo shoots stuck up my fingernails and a domain name with Netsol, I'd take the former. Netsol sucks.

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