Domain Registration and Hosting Transfer
I am in a kind of situation here and I need your help. I have a domain (www.myowndomainname.com), which is registered and hosted by a reseller in UK. The company helped in designing the website and also registered and hosts the website. More so with the package, I can only administer the website by logging into a portal (CMS) to make required changes, meaning I do not have control access over the registration and hosting. Apart from that, it is very expensive to the extent that my company pays 144Pounds for registration + hosting yearly, 45Pounds for every 5 email addresses and 10Pounds for every 2G space for email. That is too much at this age and time guys.
I now plan to move everything to hostgator.com and that is where I need help. What do you think should be done first? Moving the hosting or the domain name and how will I need to go about it? What checklist do I need to have? How do I move the emails and web files?
I want to be able to do this hitch-free knowing that moving a domain name will take at least 7 days (Will the website will be down throughout that time?)
All responses will be highly appreciated.