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Say I own domain abc.com.

I think it's a bad idea to use eric@abc.com as the registrant's (myself) email address. This will cause problems when I need to transfer the domain to another registrar e.g. GoDaddy. The new registrar will then try to send email to eric@abc.com which is unlikely to function normally since the DNS settings are undergoing changes.

So I believe it's best to use email address independent from the domains I own as the registrant's email address. (Isn't it the practice Google Apps is using?)

Have I missed something here or am I right?

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I accept your answer. – initall Nov 29 '12 at 8:42
thanks, should I delete this question? or would you like to would you like to make an answer so that I can accept it? – eric Nov 29 '12 at 9:02
up vote 3 down vote accepted

If you choose another, independent, address you will have no potential loss or notification problem (1) when the new domain is set up or (2) when you transfer the domain. Some registrars / hosters also explicitly recommend it that way.

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