How to keep your host from stealing your domains
I’ve been lucky enough to not get caught by hosting services that try to ‘lock’ your domain names into their system. I’ve read a lot of the horror stories, and was intent on avoiding this problem. It’s been a key question to ask of various providers.
It wasn’t until the latest round of url purchasing that I finally gave Godaddy a try. I was really upset that I had to stoop to the level of siding with an elephant killer to protect myself from liabilities. However, it worked.
If you purchase domains, ssl certs, or other products under the same catagory through a provider separate from your hosting provider, it will make transfering hosts all the more easy.
All that’s required is changing the DNS server to the new host, and BAM: it works!