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    Re-directing or moving a domain name

    My friend has a domain at fasthosts, I told him I think he'd be better off moving it elsewhere as you can get cheaper (office live appears to be free!). So my question is, what is the difference between re-directing his domain name or moving it? I've looked on office live and it suggests re-directing the domain, but I can't find any details about actually moving it.

    I think moving it would be better in the long run? Rather than having two companies providing the same service. Would he have to pay to move the domain, would he have to pay fasthosts still if he only re-directed it?

    Thanks for any advice!

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    I think you have to pay either £10 or $20 based on whether it's a uk domain or .com etc.

    You need to contact the host you want to move to and they will notify Icann or the registrar for .com's and ask them to move the domain to their account.

    info - icann.org/en/…htm

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    faevilangel;7720573

    I think you have to pay either £10 or $20 based on whether it's a uk … I think you have to pay either £10 or $20 based on whether it's a uk domain or .com etc.You need to contact the host you want to move to and they will notify Icann or the registrar for .com's and ask them to move the domain to their account.info - http://www.icann.org/en/transfers/policy-12jul04.htm



    wow, complicated!

    So basically contact office live and say you want to move the domain, they'll sort the rest and it should cost around a tenner?

    I assume it takes a few weeks but the web-site would be available for 99% of that time?

    Benjimoron;7720649

    wow, complicated!So basically contact office live and say you want to … wow, complicated!So basically contact office live and say you want to move the domain, they'll sort the rest and it should cost around a tenner?I assume it takes a few weeks but the web-site would be available for 99% of that time?



    It's slightly harder with office live, as they don't do the domains, another company does.

    The company is australia based that i remember and the fee is paid to the icann group (who control all of the domains).

    Switching a domain hosts should take a few days and the website should really only go down for a few hours while the namerservers update their records.

    This is how i moved my domain from them - peter-v.com/how…ar/

    ** I don't think office live charge the fee to move domains, but I know a lot of the UK based one's do. **

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    faevilangel;7720701

    It's slightly harder with office live, as they don't do the domains, … It's slightly harder with office live, as they don't do the domains, another company does.The company is australia based that i remember and the fee is paid to the icann group (who control all of the domains).Switching a domain hosts should take a few days and the website should really only go down for a few hours while the namerservers update their records.This is how i moved my domain from them - http://www.peter-v.com/how-to-cancel-office-live-and-transfer-domain-to-another-registrar/** I don't think office live charge the fee to move domains, but I know a lot of the UK based one's do. **



    Ah, I'm starting to understand!

    I got an invoice from AUS about a seperate domain so, yes that makes sense!

    On the subject of a seperate registrar, would he still have to pay fasthosts if he just re-directed? Would they still be involved, ie if there was a problem would he in effect have to deal with 2 companies?

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    Reading that people don't seem to like a banner at the bottom of their e-mails. My friend probably won't either. On that note, is there are good alternatives?

    Benjimoron;7720803

    Ah, I'm starting to understand! I got an invoice from AUS about a … Ah, I'm starting to understand! I got an invoice from AUS about a seperate domain so, yes that makes sense!On the subject of a seperate registrar, would he still have to pay fasthosts if he just re-directed? Would they still be involved, ie if there was a problem would he in effect have to deal with 2 companies?



    Redirecting the domain wouldn't mean fast hosts would be involved as the domain will still be under the aus company registration.

    You could in theory do this an easier way, once the domain expires, you wait 60 days before the domain registrar will drop the name and release it for anyone to buy. Once that happens you can buy the domain again with any registrar (this isn't ideal if the website is busy and if it's a popular domain).

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    faevilangel;7720927

    Redirecting the domain wouldn't mean fast hosts would be involved as the … Redirecting the domain wouldn't mean fast hosts would be involved as the domain will still be under the aus company registration. [COLOR="Red"]Sorry, I confused matters slightly there. The domain I have an AUS invoice for is mine, not my friends. Who would the domain be registered with if he hosts with fasthosts (presumably he bought the domain there too)? Or does it not matter who it's registered with and the simplest solution is to just re-direct it?I'm just looking for the easiest solution for him to be able to use. I don't want to split the process between too many companies as it causes confusion and potentially adds cost.[/COLOR]You could in theory do this an easier way, once the domain expires, you wait 60 days before the domain registrar will drop the name and release it for anyone to buy. Once that happens you can buy the domain again with any registrar (this isn't ideal if the website is busy and if it's a popular domain).



    I don't want to take any risks of him losing the domain and I'd rather get this done in the next few days anyway.

    Oh right, fasthosts do their own domains that I know of. Do a who.is on the domain and it should tell you who the registrar is.

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    faevilangel;7721069

    Oh right, fasthosts do their own domains that I know of. Do a who.is on … Oh right, fasthosts do their own domains that I know of. Do a who.is on the domain and it should tell you who the registrar is.



    Yeah, looks like fasthosts. I phoned them and they said to do a re-direction. Saves him paying them £5 odd a month!




    "Upgrade to ad-free, premium email accounts for £10.99 a year"

    That would solve the issue of banner ads on the bottom of e-mails right?



    So basically he'd still be paying fasthosts for the domain and paying MS for the e-mail with the website being provided free?
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