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Transferring an addon domain at Hosting really this tough?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nik-0, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. nik-0

    nik-0 BANNED BANNED

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    I have a shared hosting account at Hostgator and recently I sold one of my domains (which is not the primary domain).

    To transfer this domain I talked to chat support and they first wanted to verify me based on creditcard ID, then they wanted the order ID for the domain, and then they told me to give the buyer access to my domainname login at registryrocket so that the buyer could change the whois-registry information and then he had to contact Hostgator and verify it all from his side again.

    Is this standard procedure?
     
  2. Submission Zone

    Submission Zone Junior Member

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    dont worry.....HG support always friendly....beyond our thinking
     
  3. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    I wouldn't be giving any buyer access to any of my accounts. Either tell the buyer to get an account at the same Registrar so you can push the domain to him or have him send the WHOIS info for you to enter.

    I think that's bad advice from HG to tell someone to hand over account login information just to change the whois record.
     
  4. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    ...They told you to give someone your registrar login info when registrars tell you this is the last thing you should do?

    I am so thankful I have never, and will never, purchase hosting with HostGator.

    Hosts are notorious for not wanting you to transfer domains, registrars are even worse. The best idea is just to push the domain to an account on the same registrar.

    ...Seriously...Give someone your login info? Thank you for helping cement my opinion of never giving HG my business.
     
  5. nik-0

    nik-0 BANNED BANNED

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    The client paid in advance without any hassle.

    Each domain has a seperate login at registryrocket so he didn't get access to any of my other domains. But even if he had I would have had no problem with it. With a very small % of people you just know all is well.
     
  6. nik-0

    nik-0 BANNED BANNED

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    The pushing method only works for primary domains :S and again, each domain registered at Hostgator/Registeryrocket has a seperate login + password. The loginname is the domainname itself.