WebNameHost--The Big FAQ

This searchable FAQ has a large number of questions and answers on domains, hosting, web sites, eMail and related topics. This material has been collected through many years of web experience. Some are common questions appearing in a similar form on many host sites. Many are unique to this database. Use the Contact Page to advise of corrections, additional questions or answers we have missed.

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Q. Can I keep my domain name when I change a host?

A. Normally, yes (and certainly if you decide to transfer away from us to another host--after all, you may well be back!) We recommend that you register your domain name with a separate registrar before getting a hosting plan (why we use two companies for the two purposes). Then, when you need to move to another host, you just need to buy the hosting, insert your files at the new host, point your domain's name servers to its nameservers, and you're done. If your old host registered the domain for you, check first to see if it was indeed registered in your name. If not, you'll need his or her permission to transfer it and re-register it in your name. This can get very sticky with fly-by-night hosts, but we will never hold your domain name hostage.

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