Cancel a Siteground account

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      • September 21, 2021 at 9:24 pm #3533189

        I have a Siteground account that uses a domain for a site that never went live.

        I now want to use that domain name somewhere else.

        Can I simply cancel my Siteground account (I’m going to use a different service provider) or do I need “disconnect” the domain first?

        How soon would that domain be available for use?

        Thanks in advance for any help.

        • September 21, 2021 at 9:24 pm #3533190

          Just transfer the domain to another registrar and you can do whatever you like with it. Then, turn off the Siteground account.

          • September 21, 2021 at 9:24 pm #3533208

            Phil, I just went through the process (this example may not be your situation). My domain was with GoDaddy, it was NOT hosted with Siteground. I deleted the website in Siteground – I believe the DNS pointers (nameservers) revert back to GoDaddy after a bit of time. I switched to WPX hosting and then grabbed the DNS nameservers they gave me, hopped back in GoDaddy, and popped in the new nameservers.

            FYI, the website I had on Siteground was nothing, so I had no second thoughts of deleting it. However, if you truly built a website you wanted to preserve, you would need to go through a few extra steps of migrating your site to another host.

            Personally, I always recommend not having your domain and hosting in the same place. It allows for easier pivoting when you want to change hosts.

            • September 21, 2021 at 9:24 pm #3533217

              Yeah, I use Namecheap as my registrar and run DNS through Cloudflare. Works nicely. And independent from hosting.

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