Transferring registration of a site within Dreamhost


#1

I am not a coder or developer.

“Someone” registered a URL with Dreamhost.

Site went down because it had expired.

Finally contacted “someone” via e-mail to get him to pay the fee.

“Someone” is willing to transfer ownership to me.

He has initiated the process on his end. However, I do not have a Dreamhost account.

How can I create a Dreamhost account so that the transfer can be completed? I have started the steps. but then I am required to select a financial plan. If the site is already hosted, do I have to pay?

P.S. I am trying to do this for a friend, who has even less knowledge than I do.


#2

Yes you need to pay. You will need to pay for a hosting plan and the domain itself. Transferring the domain from one owner to another is not free.


#3

If ‘someone’ only has one domain with DH, not sure if ‘someone’ can give their account to you. Probably against DH’s T&Cs.


#4

Transferring a domain is almost free but you do have to pay. When a domain is transferred and the fee is paid, a year is added to the expiration.