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Why buy a lifetime domain but need a hosting site?

Labeled as question in Domain Beginners started by ashhok, May 15, 2019.

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  1. ashhok

    ashhok New Member

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    Hi guys. I am not computer smart. I bought a lifetime domain from a website for few hundred bucks for my business. I never used it to design a website, however the hosting was expiring so I transferred it to siteground to host it. it is now expiring even though I have no website displaying under it, does that mean after the hosting expires I will also lose the ownership of my domain? I do not understand this at all? why buy a lifetime domain but need a hosting site regardless if you have an active website or not?
     
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  2. wwwweb

    wwwweb Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You should have never transferred it out, as only that company would provide the renewal service.
     
  3. ashhok

    ashhok New Member

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    so does that mean if I do not renew the hosting with siteground I lose the ownership of my domain completely and money wasted?
     
  4. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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    Your domain can be at a registry such as Epik. (Was it Epik that you bought it at? I know they have lifetime domains.)

    Your hosting...who hosts the website can be at SiteGround while your domain is at Epik.

    Did you actually transfer the domain from your registrar? (Where you bought the lifetime domain)

    I am trying to understand the current situation.

    No, you should not lose your domain, I would think. You may lose your website if you do not pay for hosting.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  5. IMEZI

    IMEZI Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    lifetime? tha's only marketing gimmick, you were only get lifetime domain if you were renewing the hosting service
     
  6. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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    Epik provides it. Im not exactly sure how it works, though.
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    Perhaps good to tag @Rob Monster so lifetime domain registration is explained.
    As others have said hosting and domain registration are separate. You should not have transferred out your domain from where the lifetime is. Your hosting you can buy wherever you want, and just set the DNS for the domain according to where your hosting is. It sounds like you transferred the domain which I fear ends the lifetime registration, but will let Rob respond. It was at Epik?
    I hope it works out for you.
    Bob
     
  8. IPBFlippers

    IPBFlippers Established Member

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    Are lifetime domain names a thing? I'll agree that they are pure marketing gimmicks since you don't have complete control over where and how you use the domain names without actually losing them.

    Also, did you read the terms and conditions of your lifetime domain name to know if you broke any rules?
     
  9. simran.net

    simran.net ApparelBay.com Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Have you contacted their support
     

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