No! If you registered your domain through Yahoo!, and you decide that our store, hosting, or email services aren't for you, you can simply reroute your domain to work with another provider's system. You'll save yourself the hassle of transferring your domain and retain access to your domain management tools.
Here's how you do it:
1. Save your files.
If you're sure you don't want your current plan, first save copies of all of your files and emails to your own computer (when you cancel your hosting or email service, you will no longer be able to access this data).
2. Change your domain settings.
This step sounds technical, but it's as easy as sending an email!
First contact your new provider and ask for the provider's host names. You'll use this information to associate your domain with your new provider's hosting or email service.
Your provider should send you a primary and usually a secondary host name. Both will look something like yns1.yahoo.com.
When you have this information, visit your Domain Control Panel and click the "Manage Advanced DNS Settings" link. At the bottom of the Advanced DNS page, click the "Unlock Domain" button if your domain is locked (we lock it automatically for your protection).
Now replace your current host names with the new host names your provider gave you.
Your domain setting change may not become active for a day or two. When the change is complete, your domain will work with your new provider's hosting or email service.
3. Change your plan.
Now, since you're no longer using our hosting or email service, go ahead and downgrade your plan:
You'll maintain access to your Domain Control Panel, including that Advanced DNS area (who knows, you may want to move your service again!). Learn more.