Last post Dec 29, 2006 01:19 PM by email@example.com
Dec 29, 2006 10:53 AM|Schmedlap|LINK
I am in the process of switching webhosts because I am using SQL Server 2005, but my current webhost only supports 2000. When I got my current domain, the webhost was also the registrar, which I think is common. I am attempting to switch from the current
registrar to a different one and am having tremendous difficulty. So, I am beginning to wonder: Does it even matter who the registrar is?
My current webhost/registrar has always been very quick about addressing technical issues, but they have been dragging their feet for nearly two months on this registrar transfer. It took several weeks for them to give me the authorization code for my domain
and another week to promise to unlock my domain (which they still have not done, now two weeks later).
In summary, my questions:
1. Is it all that important for me to switch registrars? Is there some advantage/disadvantage to having the same company be the webhost and registrar?
2. Do I have any recourse for the run-around that I am getting from my current registrar/webhost?
Dec 29, 2006 01:19 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
It shouldn't matter who the registrar is, except that you need to be able to change the DNS records at the registrar. One reason I dislike using host/registrar combinations.
You have some recourse depending on how you signed up for the name and who controls it, but your best bet is negotiate with your current registrar.