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do i need a reseller account to sell my site?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by dujow, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. dujow

    dujow Junior Member Premium Member

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    One of my very first sites is just sitting and I don't want to have it anymore. I have a baby package at Hostgator, is it possible to sell this site?
     
  2. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Absolutely!

    Not only do most buyers prefer moving the site over to their own server (in which case it's irrelevant which hosting package/provider you use), but HostGator accounts are also transferable so even if they choose to stay with the existing hosting company you can simply have the account transferred to the buyer.

    Good luck with your first sale!
     
  3. dujow

    dujow Junior Member Premium Member

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    Darn. I have 3 other websites on this account so I can't just sell the hosting account as is. I guess it's impossible right?
     
  4. poziko

    poziko Junior Member

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    Sure it is possible to sell the site. Most new owners have their own hosting. So all you need to do is backup the site & database and send it to the new owner. But why do you want to sell the hosting account?
     
  5. DigitalDesigns

    DigitalDesigns Newbie

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    I dont think it should be a problem just stick to your own hosting.
     
  6. youngjadge

    youngjadge Registered Member

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    I'm in the same boat buddy. I'm also planning to sell my first site and probably use this as my online business model but sorry to be so novice.
    I have this baby hosting account with hostgator and if I put my website for sale on Flippa, how the website transfer will work with this account.

    Any suggestions, highly appreciated.

    Kind regards
     
  7. londes

    londes Newbie

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    When I buy sites I request people zip up the entire site, send it over to me, and I upload it on to my server.

    Then, just simply transfer the domain over to my account and change the nameservers.