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The domain registrar has nothing to do with it and can't stop transfers out. If you have domain privacy disabled, the domain is unlocked and you have the EPP code, submit a transfer through your new registrar. You will receive a confirmation email that needs to be clicked through to keep the process moving. ...


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Ok, first, it is not necessary to move your files/database etc. unless you are actually also hosting with your current registrar. Second, the biggest thing often overlooked and contributes to down time during a transfer is whether the new registrar will allow you to setup DNS before the transfer. Many do not but don't admit this openly. For example, ...


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You can do 1 of 2 things. You can either create a CNAME record for www pointing to xyz.tk. A CNAME record is essentially an alias record. The upside of this is that if you ever change to a different server, your www record won't need to change if you update the A record for xyz.tk. The downside is that it requires 2 DNS requests to actually update resolve ...


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This just might be the shortest answer I have ever written... You need to create a CNAME record in your DNS that points www.xyz.tk to xyz.tk.


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Gandi offers this, and has extensive documentation explaining their API here: http://doc.rpc.gandi.net/domain/ You can programmatically register, manage, and transfer domains with their service. No affiliation with them, except as a happy customer.


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The domain registration process does not in itself cause any downtime. As long as the new record that GoDaddy registers declares the same nameservers as your current record, that transition is completely transparent. Once the registration is transferred you can switch name servers to whomever will be providing your DNS resolution, just make sure the records ...


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I'm answering here with the essence of what @Steve commented to my question, as it addresses the portion of my question asking about prevalence (I accepted a different answer though as it more directly addresses the main question in the title)... I realized that every Domain Registrar Terms of Service I've subsequently read included the type of ...


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This is not in case they screw something up, it indemnifies them against law suits and other claims that may be filed against the domain name registrant (you). This is normal stuff. Any agreement for anything will indemnify the service company from anything you might do. They are not interested in secondary claims, joint filings, third party claims, or any ...



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