Your registrar should be first point of contact there, which is Tucows, as shown in whois:
Domain Name: CDN4.WEBSITE
Registry Domain ID: D13316857-CNIC
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.tucows.com
Registrar URL: http://www.tucows.com/
Updated Date: 2020-02-27T17:46:25.0Z
Creation Date: 2015-11-25T13:16:15.0Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-11-25T23:59:59.0Z
What I don't understand is: who actually owns the domain name after the transfer from that point onward?
The same person than before the (registrar) transfer, theoretically.
Here is how things work on the paper:
a registry manages domains, and contacts
contacts (here and everywhere below contacts also include the registrant because at the technical level ...
The domain name remains yours of course, although you could resell it to someone by providing the auth code, and then the buyer takes care of the transfer.
Many webhosts act as resellers for domain registrars.
This is perfectly legitimate but it is advisable to stick with reputable registrars. Many small companies are one-man shows - what happens if the ...
You don't have to transfer the domain to GearHost just point the DNS to GearHost.
So you will have two providers one for the domain (local registrar where you have bought the domain) and one for the hosting service (GearHost).
How To Configure DNS Records: https://www.gearhost.com/documentation/how-to-configure-dns
They strongly recommend you to test your ...