Should You Buy a Domain from the Same Place You Host Your Site?

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Buying a domain name from the same place as your hosting provider is ease of use.

By buying your domain or transferring your domain to Blue Ocean Web Hosting – it means we can take care of business faster and more efficiently if you require changes to the domain setup or something goes askew.  By having it on our books we can offer a much faster and improved service.

Another benefit is that all website related billing comes from the one place, us.  There are many scams out there now that pretend to want to renew your domain.  These scammers send fake invoices asking for domain renewal payments.  By having all web hosting services with us, you are more likely to question an invoice when it comes from a third party you have never heard of.

Unlike many web hosting providers, we do not own your domain.  If you sell your business for example, you are able to quickly access the necessary codes etc to be able to transfer the domain to the new owner if need be.  Some hosting providers create big issues and roadblocks if you want to transfer the domain.

If you are on one of our website maintenance plans – for us to provide the best service and security we do insist that the domain is registered with us.

Further reading:
What is DNS?
How long does it take to transfer a domain ?
Do I need to buy a SSL certificate?