Registrar/Hosting question

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Hi, can anyone please explain me one thing?

I read in several places, that it is a MUST to not register your domain through your hosting company, but through another registrar company.

Example: mydomain . com registered at namecheap and then hosted on hostgator for expamle.

What are the reasons for doing so? Could anyone please explain? I have to transfer the domain anyways to my hosting company.

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  • Profile picture of the author AlexR
    Not so much a case of Must not, but more of shouldn't.

    The reason being is that many host companies are just resellers for other registrars. You are not actually registering through an authorised registrar, but an on-seller. In some cases you can actually get a cheaper domain directly from a registrar.

    Another problem is that some people have found that using Godaddy who are not a registrar, can lock up your account and make life difficult for you if you break one of their hosting rules. If you have the hosting and domain from separate sources, you would have to do something really drastic to have your domain name locked by a registrar.

    • Profile picture of the author MoaddinFM
      thanks Alex,

      I was thinking on shut-down issues too somehow, but was not sure, if there were another reasons. The economic reason did not convince me
  • Profile picture of the author caleree
    One reason is that you can find more value from hosting services such as
  • Profile picture of the author pjs
    Originally Posted by MoaddinFM View Post

    I have to transfer the domain anyways to my hosting company.
    Not true. You just have to set your name servers to your hosting companies name servers. I use godaddy to manage all my domains, even when I was using shared hosting companies.

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