Last year I purchased hosting, 2 years prepaid, which included a domain name. After being moved to the hosts "new" platform at the beginning of this month my site was unusable so I switched to Steadfast Networks. My domain name is registered at Tucows, and I was able to access my control panel and switch to the new nameservers. I'm waiting to cancel my hosting account with the old host because I've read some very recent reviews (not here) stating that they have canceled domains after the auth key is requested.
The admin contact on the domain is my husband, and I changed the technical contact to myself, as well as changing the password. I had planned on contacting Tucows to see if I could just use one of their other resellers, as I really don't see any reason to switch to a new registrar, and i don't want my old host to have any access what so ever. I ended up not contacting Tucows because their contact form automatically fowards a copy to the RSP, which defeats the purpose of trying to get this all done without giving them a chance to interfere.
I really don't know an awful lot about domain registration, is it possible to stay with the same registrar but switch RSP's? Or do I have to transfer my domain name to a new registrar? If I have to transfer, will it affect the availability of my site even with the nameservers pointing to the right place? If I've already changed my password to the Tucows account, can the RSP I'm trying to get away from still access it and make changes?