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    Help with Domain/Hosting

    I had bought my domain name through godaddy and then found out that their hosting wasn't good. So I found a good host through blue host. I wanted to transfer my domain name but they said that I had to wait 60 days. So I called godaddy and they said it would be easier and faster to cancel since I had bought it 2 days ago and get a full refund then get my domain through bluehost. So I cancelled then I got an e-mail saying it might take up to 90 days for my name to be back in the system and even then I might not be able to buy it through bluehost. Is this true? So stressed please help with any suggestions.

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    Godaddy is a big Domain Registrar
    Their hosting is not well good (as per reviews, never used) but they are good domain registrar. Most web masters are using their domains with hosting from somewhere else.......

    The only thing was to do, just purchase the hosting from bluehost and update the nameservers in domain panel, rather than, canceling the domain and transferring to bluehost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webbusinessnewbie View Post
    I had bought my domain name through godaddy and then found out that their hosting wasn't good. So I found a good host through blue host. I wanted to transfer my domain name but they said that I had to wait 60 days. So I called godaddy and they said it would be easier and faster to cancel since I had bought it 2 days ago and get a full refund then get my domain through bluehost. So I cancelled then I got an e-mail saying it might take up to 90 days for my name to be back in the system and even then I might not be able to buy it through bluehost. Is this true? So stressed please help with any suggestions.
    I don't think so, why you have to wait 60 day's !! Anyway just purchase hosting from your favorite web Hosting company and update your Nameserver. Some hosting company offering free domain reg/transfer. So you can transfer your domain without any cost.

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    Good luck w/ Blue host.

    Question (sincerely) aren't most all of the big names collectively owned now? Blue Host sold to another company, right? I think most of them sold out, so, in fact people are actually dealing with the same entities just different names ~ this explains (to me) why the service sucks everywhere.

    I'm glad I can afford my own servers - Thank God!

    With that said I never had any trouble with Host Gator, other than what I screwed up, which they quickly fixed!

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    Ok so I am totally confused, cuz I thought I was suppose to transfer my domain name from Godaddy to bluehost. But since it had only been 2 days godaddy said I had to wait 60 days. So then bluehost told me to cancel and get a refund then rebuy my domain name through them. So I called godaddy and asked how long it would take to get my name to back into the pool to be able to buy it again and he said a couple hours up to a couple days. Then they e-mailed me confirming my cancelation saying that it wouldn't go back into the pool of names till maybe 90 DAYS! I am so mad!
    Anyways when it does become available again do I buy it through my host or again through godaddy?

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    Godaddy generally has a policy that you have to leave your domain with them for 60 days before moving it, I don't know why that is? I guess it's a money thing - it always is.

    I know when I buy domains and someone pushes it to my Godaddy acct I'm locked there for 60 days. As soon as that's over I transfer it over to my Enom account.

    You DO NOT have to have to transfer your domain to blue host!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All you have to do is re-point the name servers to the new host (what ever host you choose)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then they or you will "bind" that domain to the new server.

    Read other people's post on what I'm about to say, DON'T have your name at the same place as your host!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many of us have learned the hard way what HELL this can cause for you!

    Simply, rename, or, point your domain to your chosen host name servers. Leave it at Godaddy for the time being. In 60 days, when your time is up, if your still unhappy, transfer it to a 3rd party domain registar.

    Don't get in to big of a hurry and make a mistake!

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    thank you for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by webbusinessnewbie View Post
    Ok so I am totally confused, cuz I thought I was suppose to transfer my domain name from Godaddy to bluehost. But since it had only been 2 days godaddy said I had to wait 60 days. So then bluehost told me to cancel and get a refund then rebuy my domain name through them. So I called godaddy and asked how long it would take to get my name to back into the pool to be able to buy it again and he said a couple hours up to a couple days. Then they e-mailed me confirming my cancelation saying that it wouldn't go back into the pool of names till maybe 90 DAYS! I am so mad!
    Anyways when it does become available again do I buy it through my host or again through godaddy?
    Hello,
    Did you cancel domain registration and asked for refund ? Or you just cancel hosting ?

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    I canceled and asked for refund then I called back and got my domain back it's all good now! Thanks

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    I don't think you need to move your domain to bluehost. If you just need your sites hosted by bluehost, just changed DNS setting of your domain name from Godaddy's domain control panel.

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    webbusinessnewbie,

    I am sorry for the confusion but let me see if I can clarify a little bit. If you purchase a domain name with any registrar you cannot transfer it to another registrar for 60 days; this is an ICANN policy that you can read more about here. If you purchase a domain with Go Daddy you can point the nameservers to Blue Host or any other host from the date of purchase onwards. If Blue Host has provided you the nameservers you can change them now that you have recovered your domain.


    To Set Nameservers for a Domain Name Registered with Us

    1. Log in to your Account Manager.
    2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
    3. Select the domain name(s) you want to modify.
    4. From (Nameservers), select Set Nameservers.
    5. Select one of the following:
    I have specific nameservers for my domains — This option indicates that you are hosting your domain name with another company (enter the two or more nameservers your hosting provider gave you), or you have custom nameservers you want to use for this domain name.
    6. Click OK.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by webbusinessnewbie View Post
    Ok so I am totally confused, cuz I thought I was suppose to transfer my domain name from Godaddy to bluehost. But since it had only been 2 days godaddy said I had to wait 60 days. So then bluehost told me to cancel and get a refund then rebuy my domain name through them. So I called godaddy and asked how long it would take to get my name to back into the pool to be able to buy it again and he said a couple hours up to a couple days. Then they e-mailed me confirming my cancelation saying that it wouldn't go back into the pool of names till maybe 90 DAYS! I am so mad!
    Anyways when it does become available again do I buy it through my host or again through godaddy?
    You've been getting a lot of bad advice. You don't need to transfer your domain name to your host in order to host your website with them. You just update your nameservers. I suggest you re-register the domain name with godaddy or namecheap or some other specialist registrar and then update the nameservers to point it to bluehost. That's how everyone does. ITs also better to keep your domain name at a different company than where you host your website. That way the host can't hold your domain hostage.

    And yeah if godaddy says its going to take 90 days for the domain to show up in the pool of unregistered names you have to believe that they are right.

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    Hi webbusinessnewbie,

    Let us know if you have any issues pointing your domain at your new host, Mike's instructions were perfect. As a note, cancelling a domain name to move between registrar's is never a good idea. The problem is, there is no guarantee exactly when the domain will be available, and even then, there is not a 100% guarantee that someone else will not try to register it when it does become available.

    I am happy to hear that you got your domain name back Please let us know if you need anything else, even if you still choose to transfer it when the 60 day ICANN lock is up, we would be glad to help.
    Gabe
    Go Daddy® Hosting Ambassador
    GoDaddy.com

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