I have no experience in hosting my own website, and I think I have screwed myself.
I just registered myself a new domain (doesn't matter what it is) with HostGator, and set up an account, taking advantage of their current sale prices. I then realized that their tools are pretty far behind (python 3.2?!) and that getting access to a shell account with root permissions would be considerably more expensive than the tier of service I signed up for.
Now, on the upside, I still have 29 days to take advantage of their moneyback guarantee.
On the downside, it seems that I can't transfer the domain (per ICANN rules, not Hostgator) for another 59 days.
- Is my understanding of ICANN rules correct?
- Is there any way to transfer that domain to a more reasonable service in less time than that, so I can actually get good use out of it?