Domain Name Registration


#1

I am a bit confused on this process.
Currently I have the Crazy Domain Insane Package for a year. I already have my registered domain that came free with the package - joshellington.com. I want to host ******.com, which has not been registered anywhere yet. I can register it elsewhere for as low as $9, but when reading through the Knowledge Base, I read something that said with all transferred domain names you had to purchase a $14.95 year extension. This is where I am a bit confused.
Would it just be easier to register through my Dreamhost account?
Go with the cheaper outside registrar?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Josh


#2

Thanks for the quick reply. And yah, I do see that it might be less of a hassle by just going through Dreamhost.

But what I was really curious about is in this article - https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=2768 - it states that -

"By ICANN decree, every time you transfer a registration to a new registrar, you need to renew the domain for exactly one more year. Even if you’ve got four years left, after the transfer you’ll have five!

We charge $14.95/year for domain registration, so the cost to transfer a domain to us is $14.95, which includes the year renewal…"

So, if I did register the domain through another company, I would have to extend it another year with Dreamhost??

Thanks.
Josh


#3

Yes, yes. Thanks very much for everything. I think I’ll just go with purchasing the domain through Dreamhost. It’ll be easiest, and its only $6 difference.

Thanks again!
Josh


#4

I have domains registered with other registrars, and have no problem hosting them on Dreamhost. I just have to set the DNS server info to the appropriate values for DH.

– Dan