Hi Netlify Team,
I have bought a domain through your domain tool and now I want to transfer the domain to another registrar. I know that you have explained how to do it on your support site but this process has some drawbacks and I wanted to ask if there is another way?
That said the issue I have with registering an account on name.com is that I will loose the WHOIS protection, which I currently have, when I transfer the domain to name.com since that service will cost money on name.com. Furthermore name.com is not the registrar I want to go with in the end, so it will only be the “man in the middle” of transferring the domain.
Therefore I would like to ask if it is possible to transfer the domain while it is still handled by you to the other registrar which is not name.com ? I would really appreciate if this is possible since the process you have described on your support page has the drawbacks I mentioned above. I also understand that this is not the usual way of doing it, but still I wanted to ask if it possible.
Another question in this regard would be, what happens if I let the domain expire. Is it possible to buy it again from another registrar ?
I am really looking forward to hear from you.