So I just found out the hard way that you have to wait 60 days to transfer a domain from one service to the next. It seems everyone here always recommends buying a domain from one place (e.g. namecheap/godaddy) and hosting from another (e.g. hostgator), but no one mentions the ICANN policy of waiting 60 days to transfer it? Now the domain I bought it useless since i can't use it with my hosting (hostgator) until the 60 day wait it up, AND I have to buy another, more expensive not as good domain because I need to start this project ASAP. Question: Why do people recommend hostgator so much when their domains are $12.50 each and whois protection is $10, when you can get the same domain+protection elsewhere for a fraction of the price. Is their hosting really that good to offset these costs?