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Glossary
Domain Push

Also called domain account change or domain ownership transfer, domain push is the transfer of ownership of a domain name from one owner account to another. This is done within the same registrar. For example, if you bought a domain name registered under Godaddy, the seller would push the domain to your Godaddy account.

Domain Transfer

Domain transfer is the moving of a domain name from the management of one registrar to another. This usually involves applying to the registrar to which you would like to transfer, after which said registrar will contact the domain administrator for acceptance of the transfer. A domain must have been registered for more than 60 days before a transfer can be done.

Hosting

Web hosting makes websites accessible by means of the World Wide Web (WWW). Hosting services provide storage space on a server, together with Internet connectivity. The most basic web hosting service is a small scale file and web page hosting, which is offered free by many Internet service providers.

Complex websites require a hosting package that supports a database and application development platforms such as Java. This allows a greater range of capabilities like running forums or an e-commerce site.

Register

Domain registration assigns a domain name to an IP address so that the name can be used in URLs to identify specific web pages. When you register a domain, you are basically adding an entry to a directory of all existing domain names on the Internet.

To register and begin using a domain name you will need the services of a domain name registrar like Godaddy or Namecheap. In general, you will have to pay a yearly fee to retain the rights to your domain name with these registrars.

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