Domain Transfer vs. Site Migration – What’s The Difference?

The phrases “domain transfer” and “site migration” are often confused, mostly because many web hosting companies make it sound like the domain name ( and the actual website are inherently the same thing.  In reality, these are two separate products that can be hosted/managed by two different companies, if desired.

Transferring a domain actually transfers the responsibility of hosting the domain to a new Registrar, where migrating a site is moving your website from one host to another.  It’s important to note that these are two separate processes with separate requirements and timelines.

When in doubt, please ask us.  We are available and happy to answer these and other questions you may have regarding these processes.