Help with transferring domains?

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  1. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 11 years ago

    Technical question. I'm currently transferring a domain from godaddy to bluehost. Have completed transfer through bluehost but godaddy is saying because I changed some of my WHOIS information they are going to transfer block me for 60 days. From what I can find online it's illegal for them to hold my domain.

    I've tried emailing them twice in the last few days with no response (although their site promises response time of 3-5 hours.)

    Any advice or anyone with similar experience? I'd really rather not wait 60 days...

  2. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    Why in the world you need to transfer the domain? Add it as add-on to your bluehost account, change DNS settings on godaddy - and enjoy smile

    And sorry, I don't know the answer to your question, never been in such a situation...

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I bought the domain through blogger and from what I can see of bluehost I need to change it to them to allow hosting. I want to change my site from blogger to wordpress.

      Thanks for the comment. I'll go have another look and check whether there's another way to do this.

  3. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 11 years ago

    Follow Mishas advice.

    and not illegal, since you changed whois info - there are protocols in place to keep some random hacker from getting into your account, changing registration and whois to their own and then transferring to themselves.

  4. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    So you have only one domain? That will do it. Then there is really no other way - unless you want to buy another domain - don't bluehost give you one for free when you open an account?

    Oh, and why bluehost? I've been with them for quite some time, and left like a year ago. Their performance is laughable nowadays, and their market is sites without traffic. As soon as you start getting any noticeable traffic to your sites, they limit your CPU time, and your sites become extremely slow. Do yourself a favor, stay away from them...

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I already have another site hosted with BH so I was going to use the same account since it is cheaper.

      1. Misha profile image64
        Mishaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Ah, ok, then my first advice holds. It is pretty normal to have site registered at one registrar and host it at some other company. In fact it is considered the right way of doing it. So just cancel your domain transfer and go with add-on and DNS change. smile

        And be ready to hop out of BH as soon as you start getting traffic. Check out CPU throttling in your CP, they may be limiting you already. smile

        1. WryLilt profile image89
          WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I'm already getting reasonable traffic to it (or at least traffic whether or not I promote it).

          Would it be better to cancel the transfer and then just go ahead and host it somewhere like hostgator? What site would you recommend as a reasonable host?

          My brain hurts! I'm very much the "click the buttons and if it works I've done it right" kind of person. Too many clicks with "error" at the end tonight. Time to goto bed methinks!

          Thanks for the advice Misha and Irohner and Sunforged.

          1. Misha profile image64
            Mishaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Yep, this is exactly what I am talking about. Hostgator is a good choice IMO.

          2. Marisa Wright profile image91
            Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Are you locked into Bluehost?  I've heard some people having really bad experiences with them. 

            I'm with Hostgator and their support is really good - you do it all via chat.  They even transferred all my site content for me when I was being too blonde to work it out (not that I am blonde, but..)

            I have one main site and all my other sites are set up as add-on domains.

            1. WryLilt profile image89
              WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Ok I'm with hostgator now and once my nameservers are set up correctly I (think) I'm all good to go.


  5. lrohner profile image72
    lrohnerposted 11 years ago

    I have no advice for you other than to say if you can't reach GoDaddy via email, call them. They have 24x7 phone support and the folks are always helpful and knowledgeable.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I live in Australia so was worried that it may be expensive - I couldn't find country specific numbers.

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image76
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 11 years agoin reply to this


        Looks like they have a 24/7 Sydney number on the top right of their main page, hope that helps you.

  6. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 11 years ago

    Any opinions about Network Solutions for hosting purposes?

    1. skyfire profile image67
      skyfireposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Network solution hosting is costly. Compare their shared hosting packages with hostgator, dreamhost and bluehost and see the difference.

      I prefer dreamhost only when there is need for running python/ruby on rails scripts. I also have account with hostgator and no complaints about them.

  7. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 11 years ago

    Thanks Skyfire.


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