When I originally got into the website thing for myself back in 2001 I registered my domain with a company in Australia. I’m not sure why I went that route, but it happened. When private registration became available I went with it. Each time the name came up for renewal it was quite expensive – the private registration didn’t help keeping costs down either.
Recently I was informed it was time to renew again and the cost was again really expensive. I tried to do an online payment begrudgingly and it didn’t go through. Visa thought it suspicious to have a big charge to an Australian company. I had to call the company and get my card turned back on. I told them I would be making a purchase in Australia.
I sat there and thought to myself, “Why am I doing this? I should transfer this domain and save some money and headache.”
I popped into my Media Temple account center and saw there was a tool called Domain Mover. For $25 they do all the work of transferring the name over to MT. My domain was unlocked but I had to turn the private bit off on the domain name. Once I did that they took care of the rest. After several days they now hold the domain registration and also renewed it until next year.
Billing is automatic so I don’t need to sweat domain expiration again. I’ve been very happy with Media Temple hosting – and this service they provide is over-the-top as far as I am concerned.
Thank you Media Temple.