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Transfer Domain Names

When you purchase a domain name you can either activate it, or park it, which means own the name, but not set up a site yet. When you select an ISP, after time you may discover that you have outgrown them, have found an alternative that is more cost effective, or are simply not satisfied with their level of service, and you want to transfer to another ISP. This is a relatively simple task.

Transferring a parked domain name:
    When you are ready to activate a parked domain name, you will need to transfer it to the ISP you have selected.

    There are 3 ways to do this;

    • Contact the ISP and provide them with your domain name, in most cases they can take care of the rest
    • If you are experienced with ISP technology, you can access the NetAdmin section which allows you to control the settings of your site and perform the transfer yourself.
    • Some registration companies such as register.com allow you to have access to your account (providing you originally registered with them), allowing you to do the changes yourself. This option I would recommend only for the experienced.

    All of these options should be free of charge.

  • Lastly, once this is done, you will most likely receive an e-mail requesting that you verify your intent to transfer. This process prevents people from simply cancelling or switching without your permission. The ability to do this would be disastrous.

Transferring from an existing ISP:

  • When you are moving from an existing ISP, the only difference from the above is that you also have to copy all of your files to their site, change any CGI-bin and formmail options, setup any database structures, and modify in your files any reference to the physical IP address versus virtual reference. An example of this is 208.133.133.12. When you switch ISP's, this number will change. However if throughout your document you referenced it virtually ie.: http://www.bravosw.com, then this will not need to be modified.
  • This option should be free of charge.

  • Lastly, once this is done, you will most likely receive an e-mail requesting that you verify your intent to transfer. This process prevents people from simply cancelling or switching without your permission. The ability to do this would be disastrous.

 

 
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