Why is Ken so adamant about
registering a new domain name for my Solo Build It site. I've already
can't I use that?
Question - Why does SBI strongly encourage
you to register their domain name through them. Why can't I just change the name
server information of my existing name?
Does SBI own the domain name or do I own it? What happens to the domain name
if I decide I don't need hosting anymore?
I just want to make sure,
since it says that it strongly encourages people to fins a new domain name and
it would be hard to transfer the domain name if you already owned one.
However why would I need to transfer the domain name instead of the name
Answer - You own the domain name, even if
after two months you cancel your SBI and get a refund.
If you don't need
hosting any more, the domain just sits there unused until it expires at the end
of 12 months (just like if you register it with any other domain
The cost of the domain name is included in the price of SBI
and because of the way SBI is set up internally, you have to register the domain
(or arrange to have an existing name transferred) through the Brainstormer
It's the only automated way of doing it - transferring has to be done
manually by Sitesell support staff.
It's quicker for them to register a
new domain than transfer an existing one because they have to do it manually for
you (you can't do it yourself, they don't give you the ability, probably to stop
newbies stuffing it up) and I've heard of it taking up to 3 weeks to get it done
with the workload they have (don't ask me why :-).
Plus, Ken has found that 95% of the existing domain names people already have
don't directly relate to the best, most succinct keyword for their new niche
site so they recommend only registering a name after brainstorming all of your
favorite niches and choosing the perfect keyword phrase.