Transfer Your Domain

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Transferring your domain is easy

You can transfer your domain from any registrar to another with a few simple steps. However, before you begin the process, you'll need to make sure of a few things.

  • You cannot transfer a domain within 60 days of initial registration.
  • You cannot transfer a domain that has been transferred from somewhere else within the past 60 days.
  • The domain cannot be in a Pending Delete or Redemption state.
  • The domain cannot be locked.
  • Whois/ID Protection must be disabled.
  • You'll need your EPP/Transfer/Auth code. You can get this from your current domain provider.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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A domain transfer is the process of moving your domain from one registrar to another. The registrar is responsible for maintaining the reservation of your domain name, an the associated IP address mappings (DNS) to it. Fun fact: You don't actually own your domain, the registry does. You are simply leasing it, which is why there's a 10 year max on registrations.

It depends on the speed of the registrars in processing the request, and you in responding. It can take anywhere from under an hour, to a week. Because of this unknown, it is strongly suggested that you do not wait until the last minute before expiry at your current registrar, to transfer. You will be forced to renew the domain, prior to transferring, which in itself renews the domain another year.

A Registrar Lock is a security feature that locks your domain from transfer requests. This makes it so you have to have full control of the domain to be able to transfer it. Before this feature was implemented, anyone with access to your email could potentially steal your domain. It is always recommended to keep this enabled. However, you will need to disable it before requesting a transfer, or it will of course be rejected.

An EPP code (Extensible Provisioning Protocol code), sometimes called an auth code or transfer code, is a security code used to authenticate a domain transfer. When you initiate a transfer request, we ask for this code, which validates that you are authorized to make the transfer. Note that not all TLD's have EPP codes.

Nope. You are simply paying to renew the domain another year as part of the transfer process. The renewal is also from the date of expiry, so you don't have to wait until right before it expires to transfer it. You won't lose any time you already renewed for, it just gets extended another year.

This is another security mechanism in place to protect domains from abuse and fraudulent activity. It's an ICANN policy that is enforced by the registries.