[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


What happens to my registered domain if registered company goes down?

Posted on 2014-08-13
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-08-13
Dear experts,

Recently I've decided to gather all the domain names that are registered under my working company together. I've decided to go with Godaddy.  I am wondering if all those registered domains are kept at one location if Godaddy has some issue, will others still be able to access my web contents (also hosted by another web hosting company) through one of the domains that I've registered under Godaddy?
Question by:Kinderly Wade
  • 3
LVL 99

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 800 total points
ID: 40258452
You are responsible for your own domain names - no one else. If you wish to transfer them to GoDaddy (they are a Registrar), then move them. GoDaddy will take them.

A domain name is safe until it becomes due and payable for the next renewal. That is why you need to move them. If the domain names are not paid (you left them at a Registrar you do not use) then someone else can take the name. You get 30 days grace I think.
LVL 99

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40258455
Also, I have not had a Registrar go down (bankrupt or whatever), but presumably they would let you transfer domain names if this happens.
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

rindi earned 800 total points
ID: 40258595
If I'm not mistaken, you are asking about a temporary malfunction of the hosting service. That is a reason you always have to assign at least 2 name-servers, in different locations, so that if one is unresponsive the other is still available and thus your domain reachable. Godaddy probably has more than just 2 such name servers, and I expect them to host your domain on several of them. So there it is unlikely that all of them will be down. Additionally you can always install your own name server(s) to provide additional anti-failure security. You just have to make sure that it is added in your registered domain.
LVL 99

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40258722
@Kinderly Wade  - Thank you and I was happy to help.

Featured Post


Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Without even knowing it, most of us are using web applications on a daily basis.  In fact, Gmail and Yahoo email, Twitter, Facebook, and eBay are used by most of us daily—and they are web applications. We generally confuse these web applications to…
If anyone asked you to network diagram of the internet, it was drawn in the form of a fluffy cloud which further became known as cloud computing. Popularly cloud computing is defined as workloads that run over the internet in a commercial provider’s…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
Suggested Courses

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question