How to transfer Domain Name?

While transferring a domain name to another host is a simple 4-step measure, there are many provisos included that you should think about. This blog works on the interaction for you.

What we’ll cover:

  1. Important terms to know
  2. 3 easy steps to transfer your domain name
  3. How to gain a year (and not lose one) during the transfer process

Before we plunge into the steps, how about we investigate the significant terms you might experience during the domain transfer process:

Important Terms to understand:

  • Registrar:

Organizations that go about as the deals and promoting front to a Registry and interface with end clients who need to enroll areas.

  • Registrant:

You as the domain owner

  • Domain Theft protection/Domain Lock

(either positioned by you physically or the programmed 60-day lock post space enrollment)/Suspension: Features that can be empowered to guarantee that your domain stays protected from unlawful transfers.

  • Privacy Protection:

A feature that ensures individual data on Whois records (connected to your domain) from information miners.

  • Redemption Grace Period

The grace period immediately following the deletion of a domain (generally around 60 days). This does not apply for all domain names-a few such as .AU are immediately available for purchase after deletion and do not slip into a

  • Pending Delete Status:

The last stage a domain name passes through before being deleted

  • Domain Transfer Secret:

When domain is transferred, the Registrar assigns it a unique code name which only you have access to in order to authorize the transfer of your domain name, if you choose to do so.

How to transfer domain name in 4 steps:

Step 1: Check if your domain name can be transferred

First check that your domain has not been:

  • Registered less than  60 days ago
  • Transferred less than 60 days ago
  • Applied with a ‘Theft Protection’ / ‘Lock’ / ‘Suspension’
  • Applied with ‘Privacy Protection’
  • Is not in the ‘Redemption Grace Period’ or ‘Pending Delete’ period

There are a few exceptions to this rule for a few country code domains (eg-.au,.de,.cn,.ru,.uk,.sx,.me,.eu,.pk).

All notifications regarding the transfer process will be sent to the contact details attached to your domain name so ensure they are correct. Log in to your Control Panel to update/change it if required before you initiate a transfer

Step 2: Apply for the transfer at the registrar/web host you wish to move to:

For example, in the event that you wish to move to ResellerClub, all you need to do is :

  1. Locate your Domain (Transfer) Secret in your control panel (if you unable to find it, contact the support team)
  2. Select the ‘transfer button’
  3. Pay the charges accordingly

Step 3: Confirm the transfer with the new Registrar

After you have applied for the transfer, you will receive an email from the new Registrar confirming the transfer you initiated.

  1. Submit the Transfer Code
  2. Select an ‘approve’ button or similar confirmation action

Step 4: Confirm the transfer with your former Registrar

Once you have approved the transfer, your current Registrar will be notified of the transfer and will in turn send you an email confirming the transfer order. Approve the email accordingly.

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