Sean made the mistake of transferring his domain name in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign. Now he is struggling with time outs. Leo says that Sean needs to talk to the domain registrar. But it takes time moving nameservers from one host to another. He might have to contact the original host and get them to release the domain name so the other host can pick it up. If he's hosting the site at home, then he'll have to run a domain server. This is the main reason why he shouldn't host the site at home.
Leo advises Hover.com. They'll also do domain forwarding. But even if everyone is cooperating, it could take awhile. It's not really a good idea to make changes in the middle of something.
(Disclaimer: Hover is a sponsor)