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Moving recently expired domain name to a different hosting provider?

Discussion in 'Programming & Webmastering' started by Dent1, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Dent1

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    I have a domain name registered at 123-Reg but I have been unhappy with the customer service as of late. My domain name expired on the 26th of August so this is my opportunity to change hosting providers, however when I search my "old" domain name on other provider's websites i.e Go Daddy or Host Gater it says its taken and registered under 123-Reg still.

    Do I have to pay a transfer fee to move a recently expired domain name from one hosting provider to another?
     
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    You can move a domain whenever you want, expired or not. The new company may charge you a transfer fee, depends on their policies.
     
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    Thanks,

    In the end I renewed my contract with 123-Reg because I had to wait 2months for them to release the domain name for purchase with a different provider and I didnt want to pay the transfer fee because its more than my domain name's cost:p
     
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    transfer cost money, but it also add another year to the domain ;)

    btw i HIGHLY recommend transfering the domain to http://name.com
    name.com have the best interface, they also have good and fast support

    1. register as a user at http://name.com
    2. order a transfer at https://www.name.com/domain-transfer
    3. accept transfer at 123-reg
    4. done and you have your domain at http://name.com
    5. add a hosting package or use google sites ;)

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    https://twitter.com/namedotcom
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