Can I Change My Domain Host?

You can always leave your domain name with your current registrar or host if you wish to do so, and simply change the domain’s nameservers to point to your NEW host’s server.

Now, for those of you who DO wish to transfer your domain name away from your current registrar/host.

Can I change my host and keep my domain name?

Switching web hosts has to be done carefully. If your old host used cPanel, we may be able to transfer emails as well. After you have all your files on both hosting accounts, it is time to change your domain name’s DNS. Your new host will provide you with the correct name servers (DNS).

Can I transfer my website to another host?

The most convenient way to transfer your website’s files to your new web hosting account is via FTP. You should connect to your hosting account and download the files locally to your computer. Then you have to upload them to your new hosting account’s main folder (usually public_html, www or httpdocs).

Can I use my domain name with any host?

yes you can buy domain and hosting from two different providers and link them to see the website online. When you purchase the hosting account or domain name they will provide you with control panel to manage your domain or hosting account. Moreover, they can offer you FREE domain name if you host your site with them.

Can I transfer my GoDaddy domain to another host?

You can transfer your domain to GoDaddy from another registrar. You’ll need to prepare your domain name at your current registrar before completing the steps with GoDaddy. If your domain is already registered with GoDaddy, you can move your domain to another GoDaddy account.

Can you transfer your domain name to another host?

You can always leave your domain name with your current registrar or host if you wish to do so, and simply change the domain’s nameservers to point to your NEW host’s server. Now, for those of you who DO wish to transfer your domain name away from your current registrar/host.

Does transferring domain affect email?

Depends on your current setup and the experience of the person doing the domain transfer. For example if you want to transfer web hosts, your emails are not affected or if you are transferring your domain as in your case, emails are not affect and there is minimal down time (only for domain propagation).

When you buy a domain name is it yours forever?

As long as the company remains in business, you keep your domain name. However, if the company goes out of business, your domain name goes with it. There are two ways to buy a domain for life. The first way is to buy only the domain.

Can I register a domain name without hosting?

Yes. You can register domain names before you find a hosting provider, and, in fact, you are not required to host a domain name. A temporary, parked page displays when visitors type the domain name into their browser’s address bar.

Do I own my domain name with BlueHost?

Yes, you own the complete rights to your domain name when you register it with BlueHost/HostMonster. You are the rightful owner of the domain name. That’s why we want our domain name to be registered with a reputable company such as BlueHost or HostMonster, just like we will only deposit our money in a reputable bank.