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I am in the middle of creating a site. It won't be free, but I have questions about the domain name ownerships and mail link. We will take a purchased domain name and apply it to this site, then we need an mail - once we transfer the domain - we are having a more in depth site built and will want to transfer that name over to that location when it's complete but it might not be up for a year, so we need to know the rules on how to keep that domain where we take it back from this site when we are done and apply it to the new site upon completion. Additionally, the mail looks like you have to buy a domain from you in order to get the mail -we don't want to link our personal email to the contact, we want the Info @_____ .com to be where it goes. Please advise.
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Hello Sdgrace1

Depending on where you purchase your domain names from, the situation is different. Often they will give you a number of email address associated directly with your domain name. And in this case neither the domain name or the email address is permanently tied to the spot your website is hosted. For example if you purchase, your email could then be

The domain name then gets pointed to the location where your site is held. The location the domain is pointed to can be changed any number of times. You could point it to one location and then (when ready) point it to the second location instead. There may be up to a 72h delay from pointing it at one location (your first site), to the second location (your second site).

One danger in switching from one web location to another is if search engines index your web page based on your IP address for your web site (as opposed to your URL), when you switch to the new web location, thought the URL stays the same, the IP address may change. As a result you may lose your PR (Page Rank) status in the search engine. To prevent this from happening, your second web page could be uploaded to the same location as the first web site, and as long as the main page names (url's) are the same, your PR should be maintained.