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transfer cost? why?

why do they charge?

5:18 pm on Jun 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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my uk isp who hosts my site have become a nightmare and i want to switch hosts.They have a charge to transfer out my three domains.Why do they charge? what do they need to do? if i register with another webhost what work does me isp do? are they entitled to charge me?
8:13 pm on June 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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reply the only work they have to do is an email to nominet for the .uk domains and to accept a transfer for the .com etc domains.

In general release fees are charged to make customers think twice about changing hosts.