Advice on Domain Names and redirecting please

jaystarter
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Advice on Domain Names and redirecting please

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Sorry if this doesn't belong here, I'm hoping someone will feel this is ok to ask in Web Development and will be bothered to give some advice.....say I have a domain name registered in my name e.g. http://www.theredhouse.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, this is parked on one of my hosting accounts. Someone else owns a business called the Red House. They have a website for the business hosted with another hosting company the hosting account name being theredhouse.co.uk. They are using (with my permission) the web address http://www.theredhouse.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and I have changed the nameservers to point to their hosting account name servers. (still with me?) Now, the domain name is up for renewal, and I wanted to transfer the name over to these people so that it's in their name and they own it but this means paying a fee . To avoid this and to simplify matters I wondered if I just let the "theredhouse" domain name expire and not renew it, then these people register a new name i.e. http://www.redhouse.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; without the "the". But would this work when someone typed into a browser http://www.redhouse.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or does it mean a new hosting package? I suppose what Im trying to say is would http://www.redhouse.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; show up if it's pointed to their hosting "theredhouse.co.uk"? without there being "theredhouse.co.uk" registerd domain name in existence. I know what I'm trying to say but not sure I've explained it very well.

edit I'd better add The red house doesn't exist I'm just using it as an example
Jeff

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Re: Advice on Domain Names and redirecting please

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Answering my own question I think....As the hosting plan they have allows "add on domains" then it should be ok to register "redhouse.co.uk" and use the hosting plan and let the original "theredhouse.co.uk" die a natural death?
Jeff

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Re: Advice on Domain Names and redirecting please

Post by mwolfman »

Jeff, the fee you speak of is usually the cost to own the domain for the year. Whether you keep it or they take it, it still cost $xx.xx per year.

As far as the add-on domains - Yes, typically, depending on the account, you can point several domain names to a single hosting account.
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Re: Advice on Domain Names and redirecting please

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Thank you Mike, a few emails to various support etc confirms your answer also.
Jeff