How to do Domain Transfer?

Shifting website to a new host, and need to transfer your domain? In any case, shifting your domain is a straightforward process, but it will usually take several days to complete while you wait for all agencies involved to approve the transfer. Most of the work is done behind the scenes; you will have to just fill out few forms.

1. Please confirm that your contact information is up to date in your Domain Panel

During the domain transfer process, you will be contacted by both your old domain registrar and your new one. They will use the contact information that is registered to your domain. You can update your contact information from your current registrar’s domain control panel.

  • If you don’t remember who your current domain registrar is, you can look it up by performing a WHOIS search on your domain.
  • 2. Set up an email with another service

    Many people use an email service that is tied to their domain. During the domain transfer process, you will likely lose access to your email service for your domain name. Make sure that you have another email account, such as a Gmail or Yahoo account, that you can use as a secondary means of communication.

  • Make sure to set this email as your contact email in your domain registration information.
  • 3. Request that your domain be unlocked

    The process for this varies depending on the registrar you currently use, but you can typically unlock your domain from the Domain section of your domain control panel. Make this request to your current domain registrar.

    4. Request the Authorization Code

    Every domain must provide you with this code within five days of your request. Some registrars allow you to generate your code in the control panel, while others will send it to your via email. You can generally request the code from the same section of the control panel that you used to unlock your domain.

  • You will need this code in order to transfer your domain.
  • 5. Ensure that you have not recently transferred your domain.

    You cannot transfer your domain if it was created or transferred within the last 60 days. This is an ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) requirement, which is the organization that manages addresses on the internet.