Mon. Sep 16th, 2019

Easy Tips to Transfer a Domain Name

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Have you sold a domain name? Have you bought a domain name and not want to transfer it? Do you want to change domain ownership to someone else in your organization? There are many reasons why you may need to transfer domain names. The good point is that the process of transferring domains is not too difficult. You have to make sure you are following all the necessary steps appropriately.

Transferring from one registrar to another

The exact steps you’ll need to take will vary depending on which registrar your domain is currently registered with and where the domain is being transferred to, but it will consist of these essential steps:

Check eligibility

First of all, check that the domain name is eligible for transfer. To do this, sign in to your current Register and review the initial registration of the domain name was at least 6o days ago and it has been with your current register for the at least 60 days.

Disable privacy

The new registrar is required to check to whom the domain name belongs to. However, this is not possible if you have WHOIS privacy enabled. So, it is essential to make sure that confidentiality is switched off.

Ensure admin email is up-to-date

It is essential to cross-check that the registrar of the current domain is equipped with the updated email address. This will enable you to contact the first party during the transfer process. It is important to note that if you change this field, it can result in a 60 days transfer lock on the domain to prevent any fraud. So having an old admin email could delay the transfer process.

Unlock the domain

The third step is to make sure you have unlocked the domain. The domain is likely to have a transfer lock to prevent any unauthorized, unwanted or accidental transferring of the domain. In this situation, you need to unlock the domain.

Transfer authorization code

An authorization code is like a password that, in theory, should be accessible only by the real owner of a domain name.   Some registrar may use a different term like ‘secret code, EPP Key, or ‘auth code.’                                                                                                                                                                           

Request a domain transfer

Make sure whether a new domain name owner requests a domain transfer. This generally involves buying an additional year of registration. The additional year will begin once all the remaining time on the domain name is used up. In order to request a transfer, getting an authorization code is required.

Approve transfer request email

When you find a new domain owner, make sure he or she requests a transfer, the email address on file for the current domain’s owner will be emailed. This is why it is essential not to skip step 2. Simply any can also begin transfer and approve the request of transfer.

Transferring from one account to another

In order to transfer domain name between two accounts, the method is a lot easier and more convenient.

Contact the company

You can choose to contact the company that deals in domain transfer service. You can contact them either through email or calling their toll-free number.

Get a one-time PIN

In general, some company allows you to obtain a one-time PIN to the primary email contact within your account that you have created with the domain provider.

Provide PIN

It is advisable to contact the company and get the PIN verified. Tell the account you would like to transfer your domain.

Things to Know:

If your domain has expired with your old Registrar, and you get it renewed with them, then you should not transfer it within 45 days of the previous expiry date. This is because it will not add one more years to your domain name. And you will lose out on the Renewal fees paid to the older registrar.

It is important to note that ICANN & Registry regulations can prohibit the transfer of domain names in case the domain names have been registered or previously transferred within the last 60 Days. It is advisable to wait for 60 days from the date of registration or previous transfer before applying for a transfer of such domain names.

Thus, if you want t to transfer the domain name, make sure you follow all the steps properly. Also, find a good company that can help you transfer the domain name. Many such companies are available online.

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