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Domain Transfer -- Thoughts? Recommendations?
« on: January 13, 2009, 08:59:35 AM »

Back in OR, we changed our ISP -- and thus, our email addresses -- no fewer than FOUR TIMES in eight years.  To prevent that, we registered our own domain (a .net address) when we moved, figuring that we could host it anywhere without having to change the email addresses.

Well, we're starting to have access issues with Simplehost, the host with whom we registered.  Not our basic website so much as email access -- online email pages just fail to load, and my wife's Outlook hangs when trying to Send/Receive.

Thinking about transferring the domain to a new host, and I'm wondering what all that entails.  We have almost no files stored with SH, just emails.

I briefly surfed the godaddy.com site.  Seems OK ... but are they?

(God, I feel like Jules.)
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Re: Domain Transfer -- Thoughts? Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 09:08:17 AM »

Domain?
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Re: Domain Transfer -- Thoughts? Recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 09:45:28 AM »

I use godaddy for handling domains, but not for email/webhosting.  There's almost always some sort of discount code floating around to knock a few $ off the price of a domain.

I remember the transfer process going smoothly, but again I only did the domains and not email/webhosting.
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Re: Domain Transfer -- Thoughts? Recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 10:38:58 AM »

i would recommend against  ipowerweb and godaddy for the hosting.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 10:43:10 AM »

Domain?

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Re: Domain Transfer -- Thoughts? Recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 11:00:41 AM »

Maybe "domain" isn't the right word?  You know -- my nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.net website and asschaps-lover@nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.net email address.  That stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 12:33:55 PM »

Cheeky bastard. Tongue Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 02:28:20 PM »

Maybe "domain" isn't the right word?  You know -- my nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.net website and asschaps-lover@nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.net email address.  That stuff.

LOL 

That was just my way of saying I have no *fudge*in' clue. However, I suspect you already operate on that baseline.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 03:03:25 PM »

i would recommend against  ipowerweb and godaddy for the hosting.

And yet you offer no alternate suggestions?
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Re: Domain Transfer -- Thoughts? Recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 10:27:14 PM »

I used westhost.com for about 4 years - my business as well as email - and they were very good to deal with.  I still have my website with them, though outsourced to a hosted Exchange server about a year ago.  I can't think of anytime where email was down.  They have their normal maintenance times, though always do it in off-hours and give notice well ahead of time.  One of my old companies hosted with them and their IT folks did a pretty thorough site inspection before transitioning to them.  You could always send Spacey or Uisce over there to threaten them, if needed.
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2009, 05:05:14 AM »

Can't speak to westhost.com - never heard of them - but in peeking around their site I see that they use the South Jordan Consonus facility as their data center.  Easily the best facility in SLC with redundant levels of redundancy.  We're in their downtown location.   

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2009, 10:38:43 AM »


Thinking about transferring the domain to a new host, and I'm wondering what all that entails.  We have almost no files stored with SH, just emails.


Are you looking to move all your emails from the old company to your new one?  That might be tricky depending on how each side has set things up.  It might be easier to save/archive the old emails to a local machine.
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