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Buying domain on anysite, transfering to webhost

transfering domain name immediately after buying



8:34 pm on Jul 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hi all, this is my first post, best place I can find on this topic, hope to be on here for a long time, as I am starting to help a company with webdesign, hosting and such.

So here is the thing. I have moved (year ago) my domain names to iPage from brinkster, as they started to charge per email, which I did not agree with (nor did costumers).

Thing is, now I am buying more domain names, but the price on iPage is notoriously higher (specially if you are going to buy more than one domain) then other webhosting companies. So what I am thinking of doing is buying domain names cheaper through other services, then moving them to iPage (Bought a 2 year hosting plan, and Im currently hosting other websites) pretty much immediately after having them bought. Thing is, I don't know if there are any consecuences of doing this, either I am actually scamming either the webhosting company where I am buying from, and iPage itself. I cant afford to have my account suspended, or penalized in any way.

Anyone got any experience doing this?

Thanks in advance!


12:04 am on Jul 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld mikylin

I'd never heard of iPage until you posted it however they seem to have "loadsa" stuff, whether they're good value or not, I'd have to read further, but they sure do like to make comparisons with their "supposed" direct competitors.

So what is it you are wanting to do?

Buy domain names?

Offer hosting to your customers?

Do you need lots of webspace and bandwidth?

There are loads of companies offering all sorts of different things, in my experience the bigger the company the worse or more expensive the offer ... Sales garbage!

However, there are also quite a few hosting companies that specialise in offering unlimited hosting, multiple domains, a myriad of things, plus everything under your control ... they're the ones people around here tend to use, all of us with our own favourite, usually small, well-dedicated companies:-)


12:30 am on Jul 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hy Husky, thanks for the reply.

Here is the situation.

I used to have webhosting with Brinkster. I moved to iPage. On Ipage they seem pretty reasonable with prices, and options for webhosting, I can do with it what I want, which isn't much. Only problem with them is DOMAIN NAME Prices (minimum 15.99USD for a .com domain).

So my question is:

Can I buy a domain name with a special offer of some other company (and registrar) to move it immediately to my iPage regisrtar, without having to worry about hidden fees or any other such problems. I dont want a ridiculous low price, I thikn around 10.00USD is ok.


4:56 pm on Jul 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

Why transfer the name to iPage? I use about 5 domain name registrars for regional extensions and one main registrar.

I have my hosting all with one company and I point those domain names at my Host Name/Address.

Of course it is possible to buy a domain name at one registrar and then transfer it to another registrar however I think they all have different rules about how long it is before you can transfer the domain and, if I recall correctly, when you do transfer the name the new registrar may/will charge you for another year's registration, check that out.

There is nothing that compels you to use your host as the registrar, well, insofar as I know, I've never had to do that in 20 years.


5:06 pm on Jul 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks Husky.

You just made me realize the obvious fact that I could just redirect them to my hosting without having to change the registrar. This means I could buy a cheaper domain name or benefit from a deal, and just have it with that company as a registrar, and then link them to the hosting company I have a 2 year contract with (iPage). What did somewhat surprise is that you had never heard about iPAge before, I thought or was under the idea that it was a popular option (not as much as godaddy, or others). No experience whatsoever of anybody with iPAge?


12:50 pm on Jul 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

What did somewhat surprise is that you had never heard about iPAge before,

There are so many hosts out there plus I am in the UK and for historical search engine reasons have always hosted in the UK however that's not anywhere near as important as it used to be.

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