Wait to move domain names

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Hello Warriors;

I have a quick question about domain names. I registered one at namecheap and want to transfer hosting to hostgator.

It says I have to wait 60 days to get the EPP Key. Have I got that right?

If so, can you suggest where to register a domain for cheap and be able to transfer right away.

Thanks ALOT!
TLC
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Hi,

    You don't need to or in my opinion want to transfer your Domain Name to your registrar.

    Simply set up the hosting account and point the DNS setting to your host.

    If you need more info on how to do this just ask.

    George Wright
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    • Profile picture of the author Terri LC
      No, that makes sense.....I'll figure it out from here then.

      Thank you George!


      Terri
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    • Profile picture of the author eQuus
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      Hi,

      You don't need to or in my opinion want to transfer your Domain Name to your registrar.

      Simply set up the hosting account and point the DNS setting to your host.

      If you need more info on how to do this just ask.

      George Wright
      Yes George, I want detailed info on how to do this, thank you.
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    • Profile picture of the author xatsmann
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      Hi,

      You don't need to or in my opinion want to transfer your Domain Name to your registrar.

      Simply set up the hosting account and point the DNS setting to your host.

      If you need more info on how to do this just ask.

      George Wright
      Terri,

      Alexa is right--there is a difference between actually transferring the Domain Name and simply pointing the DNS settings to another name server. The DNS settings just ensure that the page will display when you type in the correct URL (Universal Resource Locater) e.g. the DNS will associate the name with the correct IP address, in the web browser.

      When you move the Domain Name transfer your name you're actually registering it with a different domain name seller. However, since you've likely paid for a full year with your current domain name seller there is no reason to re-register your name until the year is up.

      I also agree with George--you don't want your domain name registered with your hosting company. Its better to keep them separate.

      Network Solutions, a well-known and respected domain seller and it contains detailed instructions on how to point your website to a new DNS address.
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  • Profile picture of the author txconx
    All registrars require that you keep a domain with them for 60 days after registration.
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    • Profile picture of the author wjtyoung
      But the keeping it with them for 60 days has nothing to do with hosting, just transferring the domain to another registrar, and most will let you move the domain to a different persons account within the same registrar within that time frame.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You can register a domain name at Namecheap and host it where ever you want. Just point the nameservers to your host. I don't recommend having your domains and hosting at the same place.

    Register at Namecheap
    Get a hosting package with hostgator
    Point your nameservers of the domains to hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Hi all,

    Got a PM to splane it a bit more however, by the time I got a round tuit everyone else above actually did it better than I could. . Bottom line when you register a URL the set up program walks you through the process.

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  • Profile picture of the author brandon_kent
    Hello,

    Backup all files for old hosting account to make sure no data loss and copy files to new hosting account yourself or application transfer of files
    using the proper form for your kind of account with us.
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