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  • Cancel a Siteground account

     David Risley updated 2 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
  • Phil Cachero

    Member
    September 21, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    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.

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    September 22, 2021 at 6:38 am

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

  • Renee

    Member
    September 26, 2021 at 7:07 am

    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.

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    September 27, 2021 at 7:57 am

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

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