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First time transferring a Domain to another registrar

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by LilithX, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. LilithX

    LilithX Registered Member

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    I have my Main domain name registered with Godaddy and the rest of my domains are registered with Namecheap. My hosting is at Bluehost. If I want to transfer my Godaddy domain to namecheap will this affect anything on my sites? ie. will sites go down during the transfer? will i lose anything if the nameservers become unassigned temporarily? Are e-mails effected? What can I expect and how can I transfer to them without any risk of losing anything? Thanks.
     
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    Transfers are always a bit tricky, registars dislike losing names, but here's a few ways to make it smoother:
    1 - contact namecheap ahead of time - they should be happy to help you get the name transferred smoothly - ask them if they have a guide to minimizing downtime
    2 - same thing with your host - ask for advice about minimizing downtime
    3 - hostgator has a pretty good guide for transferring sites:
    http://www.hostgator.com/moving.shtml
    Read that.

    It can be done, just takes a bit of work.
     
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    SiLvi Street Rapper Registered Member

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    I don't think it should be big problem :/
     
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    LilithX Registered Member

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    Awesome, thanks