NO, GoDaddy doesn’t own all the domain.
Can I buy domain from GoDaddy and host elsewhere?
Yes, you can purchase a domain from GoDaddy (or any Domain Registrar) and then host it on HostGator (or elsewhere) if you wish. There are better Domain Registrars than GoDaddy and better hosts than HostGator. It is easier to purchase your domain and your hosting from the same provider.
Do I own my domain?
You may not own your domain name… really! Just because a domain name has your website hooked up to it, does not mean that you are the legal owner. The registered domain name owner has complete control including what website it points to, what domain name registrar maintains it, and they can even sell it.
What do you get with a GoDaddy domain?
GoDaddy is both a domain registrar AND a website hosting company — and we have the tools to help you build your website. This means you can register your domain name, build a website for it, and get it on the web – all in one place.
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 you just buy a domain name without hosting?
Yes of course, you don’t need any hosting to register a domain name. My suggestion is to register a domain name with the company who is best at it and host with the best hosting service provider. So, for domain registration you may go to Godaddy, Name Cheap, Name dot com, and on. You may search them on Google.
How do I permanently buy a domain name?
Getting a domain name involves registering the name you want with an organisation called ICANN through a domain name registrar. For example, if you choose a name like “example.com”, you will have to go to a registrar, pay a registration fee that costs around US$10 to US$35 for that name.