Host charging me for Registering the domain THEN mapping it.. is this normal?

  Bansaw 15:30 29 Sep 2014

I just bought a domain name and I intend to point it at my existing site.

My host is charging me for Registering the domain name, and now wants and extra £10 to MAP it (point it to) to the existing hosted account.

Is this normal?

  alanrwood 21:05 29 Sep 2014

In a word NO.

Most Domain registrants have an online control panel for the domain which allows you to domain forward if you wish. I guess it might depend on who you have lodged your domain with.

  Woolwell 22:13 29 Sep 2014

I'm a bit puzzled by this one. Did the existing site not have a domain name? Was it one associated with an ISP?

It may have been easier to transfer the site to the new host.

  Jollyjohn 12:13 30 Sep 2014

Agree with alanrwood, you should be able to do that from your control panel. If the charge is a one off to do it for you then it is not unreasonable.

If you need more help, a few more details, such as hosting company, would help.

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