Selling website and domain and transferring


#1

Hi

I have sold one of my websites that I have hosted on dreamhost.

I have persuaded the buyer to also set up hosting on dreamhost.

All I need to do is transfer the site from my hosting to his and the domain registration too.

Can someone give me an idea of the steps involved? I am a completely noob at this as the people who made the site originally uploaded to dreamhost for me.

Thanks

Tim


#2

Hi Tim,

This is a convoluted process, summary of which is:

For transferring domain name
Seller:

  1. unlocks domain from panel
  2. change contact details for domain to yours if you are using DH as proxy
  3. respond to emails from DH

Buyer:

  1. requests transfer from panel
  2. respond to emails from DH

For transferring website

  1. first you delete the domain from your account
  2. then buyer adds domain to his/her account; files have to be uploaded manually

Following articles would be useful:



Regards


#3

Did the person who signed up use a promo code? Because if he did I do not think he can add your domain name to his hosting account until his promotional period is over. You should contact support and ask them about it.