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In some reading just now, I had something clarified that I immediately realized I was a little confused about. So I thought I'd share it with you.
First....everybody knows what a domain name is, right? It's the officially registerd name of your site. It's strictly for online purposes and has nothing, zip, zero, nada to do with the name register for your business at the local country court house (like we do in Texas).
And secondly, you'll remember that domains really aren't expensive.....typically $6-12.
But can you sell a domain?
How do you do it?
Well some terms that you'd need to understand to to buy and sell domains.
Registrar: The 'registrar' would be, for example.....www.godaddy.com
Or some other well known registrars would be:
But back to the previous question.....what about if you want to sell a domain name you own to somebody else?
That's where two more terms pop up: 'push' and 'transfer'.
In 'domaining' lingo, when you 'push' a domain to somebody else (i.e. a buyer), the term 'push' implies that you both have an account at the same registrar....e.g. you both have accounts at Hostgator. Kinda like you're in the same classroom with a friend and you give a friend a pen by just handing it across to him/her.
That's called a 'push'. Lots of times when domainers (i.e. people who buy and sell domains) run ads for a particular domain name, they'll say something like 'free push to GoDaddy'.
But what about a case where the buyer doesn't have and doesn't want an account at the same registrar where that domain is residing now?
Well, that's called a donain 'transfer'. And my purpose here isn't to explain that process but rather to just explain the difference.......i.e. to 'push' a domain to a buyer is a little different than to 'transfer' a domain to a buyer. Although I'll admit that the term 'transfer' could be used in a more casual way and mean either of the situations I've described above.