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If you were unsure about the reputation of your host that would certainly be the way to go (some registrars have been known to refuse to release your domain name when you want to change registrars). It really shouldn't actually be necessary though; if your host is reliable enough to give money to, they shouldn't try and steal your domain name.terryd 420 said:As Far As Domain Name Buy It 1st Seperate From Your Host Is What Im Picking Up On The Forum Is That Correct ? Ty Again Rodney
You have just as much chance of registering with a dodgy registrar as you do registering with a dodgy host, so it shouldn't really make you any better off - it'll just cost you an extra ten bucks (since most hosts provide one free domain registration with an account).
It's not a bad idea (and at certain points in the past or with certain hosts it was a downright good idea), but it does just seem a bit paranoid.