WEB SITE REGISTRATION QUESTION

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I have a website that I registered for one year with a company in australia. my 'ownership' of the name expires in one month, how do i go about switching the domain name registration companies without disrupting my website, and can anyone give me a suggestion of any good domain name registering companies out there?
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I'm sure you'll discover that many of us use and recommend Godaddy. For an overview you can read up here:
https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/agreemen ... %2B&ci=291

I think most registrars will / should have the option to transfer your name to another registrar. You can read this little tute for some basic info:
http://www.website101.com/Domain_Name/t ... strar.html

Price of transfer will vary depending on the registrar. Since you mentioned Australia, I'll take a lucky guess your registrar may be Melbourne IT. If so, just go here:
https://www.melbourneit.com.au/cc/transfer/in/index
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thankyou :thumbsup:
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I'd stay away from MelbourneIT.... besides, they are so expensive. Godaddy are probably the best choice although transfering away from them can be a pain.

Be aware some domain companies like australian company Iprimus can try and doddle you by having a clause that says you cannot transfer the domain away from them if the domain expires in under 30 days.
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I've seen registrars deploy this clause in the USA as well and even up to 60 days. BTW I would not register a domain thru Yahoo either. They use Melbourne too and you will be subject to both Yahoo's and Melbournes litany of terms.

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I'd stay away from MelbourneIT.... besides, they are so expensive. Godaddy are probably the best choice although transfering away from them can be a pain.

Be aware some domain companies like australian company Iprimus can try and doddle you by having a clause that says you cannot transfer the domain away from them if the domain expires in under 30 days.

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