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Why and how to transfer your domain

Let’s say you already have a great domain name, but you’re not happy with your domain registrar. Don’t worry, you can transfer your domain to another registrar. So how do you figure out if transferring is right for you? Here are a few things to consider.

Why transfer?

Not all domain registrars are the same. From the features they provide to how reliable they are, there’s a lot more to registrars than just selling you names. If you’re not satisfied with your registrar, the good news is that you’re not locked in. You can make a switch anytime.

How to transfer safely and easily

With so many registrars out there, it’s very easy to transfer your domain. While every registrar’s transfer process is different, they all have some useful features in common to ensure that transfers are safe and secure:

  • Transfer locks prevent your domain from being transferred without your knowledge.
    You will need to unlock your domain before making a transfer
  • Authorization codes help make sure you have permission to transfer your domain from one registrar to another. They are sometimes called “EPP codes” or “Transfer codes.”
    You will need to request for the “EPP codes” or “Transfer codes.” before making a domain transfer
  • Confirmation emails make sure you are transferring your domain to the right person. You can’t make the transfer without verifying your identity.
    You will need to confirm the transfer request email before the transfer process can begin.

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How long does a domain transfer take?

The domain transfer process usually takes 5 to 7 days, but it can take longer if your information is out-of-date or they can’t verify your identity.

Is it free to transfer a domain?

No, although the fee and structure varies. Some registrars, like GoDaddy, charge a flat fee for the transfer itself. All registrars will charge you a registration fee when your domain is up for renewal. Some will bundle both costs (renewal and transfer fee) together. You Will get a FREE domain transfer and an additional year, that is free renewal is you order for annual hosting.

I don’t know who my DNS registrar is. What do I do?

Look up your domain name on the ICANN Lookup tool. Under the “REGISTRAR INFORMATION” title, you will find out the name of your registrar.

I’ve just purchased a domain. Why can’t I transfer it to another registrar?

Your DNS registrar has placed your domain name under a 60-day Change of Registrant lock. Additionally, if you’ve recently made a previous transfer, you can’t change your registrar for the next 60 days.

How do I get an authorization code? Where can I find this code?

Every DNS registrar will be different, so we’ve compiled a list of helpful links to help you get an Auth-Code. Find out from your registrar.

My domain name registrar denied my request. Why? What do I do?

There are a few reasons why your request may have been denied. 

There could be a discrepancy between your information and that of the domain owner. Alternatively, they can’t verify that you’re the owner. Make sure your contact information is up to date, and be sure to send what they need from you (ID, domain purchase receipt, and so on). 

The domain name owner may have sent an objection to the transfer. If you’re not the domain name owner, be sure to get in contact with them to resolve the issue. 

If you owe your DNS registrar any fees from previous domain purchases, they may have put your domain name on hold. Be sure to pay any outstanding amount owed. 

Your domain name may still be under “Lock” in your portal. Make sure this setting is set on “Unlocked.” 

Alternatively, you may be under the 60-day Change of Registrant lock, in which case you’ll have to wait 60 days to make the transfer. 

What if my domain has expired? Can I still transfer it to another registrar?

Yes. If your domain has recently expired, you can still transfer it to another registrar. You’ll need to renew it with your current registrar, then initiate the transfer. 

Make sure that the domain name hasn’t been deleted by your current registrar and that you’re still in the Redemption Grace Period (up to sixty days after expiration). If more than 60 days have passed, your expired domain may be made available for purchase to the public. 

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