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My first question is iPage - Shared Hosting vs Reseller Hosting? Thanks for any comment. 2nd question I got is.. I have some domains regged at a certain resellerclub reseller. If said reseller goes under what happens to my domains?..

Comments (10)

Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

How will they give me my domains? Will they just transfer me to another reseller?..

Comment #2

I think in theory you can get it back, but just like a bank goes under, you can get your money back but it will take efforts..

Comment #3

All you have to do is contact ResellerClub and they will first try and contact the current reseller. Make sure you own the domains and than if you pass it they will transfer all your names for free to another ResellerClub reseller of your choice.. You can easily setup a Sub-Reseller of somebody like WSDReg just incase and have them transfer them all to WSDReg...

For example..

- Steve..

Comment #4

This made me laugh.

I would imagine if your registrar goes under that your domains are pushed to another registrar. However I am not quite sure..

I know with godaddy,.

Anytime you register a HostGator with a godaddy reseller and that reseller goes under they just move you to a new reseller. pretty simple...

Comment #5

Very useful to know re small reg cos ! I have also filed for the rainy day when GD blows up!..

Comment #6

That isn't completely true. They can, but it doesn't necessarily mean they.

Will.

..

CharlieA, a reseller will register the HostGator name with their registrar partner. If.

The reseller goes belly up, the partner registrar will still retain the HostGator name.

Until it expires or whatever else happens midway..

Legal agreements between the registrar and the reseller force the former to.

Refer all end-users to the latter first for resolution. The registrar might step in.

If the end-user convinces them that they've exhausted all means with their.

Reseller but bore no fruit..

Most if not all registrars have processes to investigate claims first before they.

Finally decide what to do with the HostGator name. If you successfully meet their.

Requirements (which at least takes 24-48 hours), then they might transfer the.

Domain name to a direct account with them or to one of their other resellers..

But since this is resellerclub being talked about, you'll have to ask them what.

Their position is. I'm just giving only a "general" picture how registrars handle.

This kind of issue..

Edit: just saw iNod give a better answer. But note the condition iNod gave re:.

The HostGator name being registered under your name, that's the barometer...

Comment #7

Part of the ICANN application process to become a registrar involves documenting exactly this scenario - who will pick up your names in the event you go out of business. I'm sure it wouldn't be pretty, but this.

Should.

Be covered. I'm sure any registrar would be quite happy to pick up a few thousand/million domains overnight and any registar closing their doors without even bothering to make this arrangement would be opening themselves up to huge liability..

As for resellers, in the eyes of ICANN the registrar is responsible for your names, not the reseller...

Comment #8

Obviously the Martians will take the devices and use them to make home movies and as kid's toys. That is what they have done with all those craft that have been lost in the last few decades..

Don't you listen to Art Bell?..

Comment #9

Those Martians...so advanced that our chemicals are their shelter....

Anyways, I say send some e-mails to people at ResellerClub and see where that gats you. Worst case scenario? You re-register the name...

Comment #10

Great replies, very informative thanks. The process to claim your domains seems a bit long. I like this though.....

Comment #11


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.