"Domain" v. "URL"
May 9, 2014 11:14 AM Subscribe
I have to explain to a 75-year-old, non-techie person the difference between transferring a "URL" and transferring a "domain." I will also be trying to persuade her that agreeing to transfer a URL is NOT an agreement to transfer the whole domain. Help me do this. Credible citations and graphics much appreciated.
posted by anonymous to Technology (29 answers total)
We've forwarded the URL to the IP address of the transferee's choosing. The transferee's not satisfied with this solution because we could always sell the domain name and may have access to their website analytics they don't want us to see. I don't think we have that access, but whatever. We don't want to transfer the entire domain because we have email coming to certain addresses that we don't want the transferee to read. I'm considering transferring the domain to an independent IT company and having them forward our email to us, keep it away from transferee, but let transferee adminster everything else to its choosing. Any pitfalls to this plan that I'm not thinking of?
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