In short, it’s up to you. However, in this article we’ll discuss a few important aspects worth noting before you do decide to move your domain to another provider.
Why move domain providers? #
A few reasons to move to a different domain registrar could be:
- You’re paying to much for domain rental and you’ve found a lower cost elsewhere,
- The current support team is poor and you’d like to find a better support team,
- You’re looking for a more reliable service.
If you do decide to move, we’d recommend, in virtually all cases, you keep the domain registered in your name…
Keeping control over your domain #
It’s important if you do decide to move domain registrars, then you do so keeping the domain in your control.
This is where you transfer the domain to an account in your name with the new provider, rather than to someone else’s name (for example, your web developer’s).
Why keep control over your domain? #
It’s important for business continuity reasons.
Say you transfer the domain away and then either fall-out with the company or person, you may have difficulty getting it back.
Equally, in the event the design agency liquidates, you will struggle getting back control of the domain.
Ultimately, a domain is your brand. It has the power to control virtually all aspects of your online presence from your website to your emails, so it’s vital you keep it registered in your name.
Where to move your domain? #
We may be somewhat bias, but we ourselves are a domain registrar and have a fantastic UK-based support team and offer low prices that stay low at time of renewal.
Here’s our step by step guide of how you can transfer your domain to us. Plus, we offer free transfers on all .uk domain names.