Domain ownership and hosting transfer process?

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by xjr13m, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. xjr13m

    xjr13m UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    We operate the UK office for an italian company. Before we started out the head office had already registered a domain (with Godaddy) and it is hosted in Italy (for email purposes only, there isn't a website). Now they want to transfer ownership of the domain to our office and also have us manage our own email hosting. We would prefer to do this with UK2.NET rather than Godaddy.

    So regarding the process, how is ownership of a domain transferred? Does ownership have to be transferred before the domain can be transferred to a diferent host? How long does the process take? How do we minimise disruption to incoming emails while this all happens?

    Posted: Feb 19, 2020 By: xjr13m Member since: Aug 6, 2012
  2. jacobc

    jacobc UKBF Regular Full Member

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    A is transferred by changing the "Tag", this is done by the existing registrar and changed to the tag of the new registrar.

    Transferring a domain and moving hosting are two separate steps and can be done independently.

    Moving hosting can be done by signing up to the host and then point the DNS at the new host or changing the nameservers to point at the new host.

    The time to change registrar is quick and can be done with a few hours. DNS / nameserver changes normally take 24 - 48 hours but can be quicker.

    I would setup the new hosting first, add in all the email accounts, then update the DNS / nameservers to point to the new hosting, once all working transfer the domain. You should have little to no downtime if you follow that methodology.

    Hope that helps,

    Posted: Feb 19, 2020 By: jacobc Member since: Jan 28, 2012
  3. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Both as bad as each other. aren't a good choice of host.
    Posted: Feb 19, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
  4. gpietersz

    gpietersz UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    I agree. UK2 seem OK at the moment, but I have multiple issues with email in the past. The used to be quite good a very long time ago.
    Posted: Feb 19, 2020 By: gpietersz Member since: Sep 10, 2019
  5. Clinton

    Clinton UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Posted: Feb 19, 2020 By: Clinton Member since: Jan 17, 2010
  6. xjr13m

    xjr13m UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Posted: Feb 19, 2020 By: xjr13m Member since: Aug 6, 2012
  7. Craig Bird

    Craig Bird UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Exactly what @jacobc says! .... If you are struggling with this then reach out to a local IT company, they can provide clarity and do this for you in no time at all!
    Posted: Feb 27, 2020 By: Craig Bird Member since: Feb 24, 2017