Want to know how to transfer your domain name from one host to another?
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In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about how to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another and we will walk you through the step by step process of actually transferring process.
Why Transfer a Domain Name?
The good news is that if you are not satisfied with your current domain registrar, you can transfer your domain name to another registrar.
There could be many reasons to transfer from one registrar to another. Below are a few common reasons:
- Your registrar is charging you too much for renewal.
- Current option lacks quality support options.
- Want to move all your domains to a single platform.
- Not satisfied with the features they provide.
So, before we get carried away with how to transfer the domain name process, here are a few important things you should know about transferring a domain name.
Check if Your Domain is Eligible to Transfer or Not?
To be able to transfer a domain name you need the following things.
- You own the domain.
- The domain name should not on hold.
- The domain must be unlocked.
- Its status should be active.
- The domain name should show a valid and accessible email address.
Is Your Domain Recently Renewed?
If you are moving domain name within 45 days of renewal with your previous registrar, you will lose the annual fee paid.
Leaving Your Old Domain Registrar
For leaving your old domain registrar, usually, you have to follow the following steps:
1. Access the tools of the domain manager of your current registrar.
2. Your contact information must be updated.
Because the new domain registrar will try to access your contact information during the transfer process and keeping your information up to date is important.
3. Your email address should be updated.
Often, we use the email that is tied up to the domain and during the transfer of a domain, you might lose access to that email service.
Therefore, make sure that you have another email account, which is not tied in with the same domain. Usually, a Gmail is a good option.
4. Place the request to unblock the domain.
You can unlock your domain from the domain section of your current domain control panel. Make this request to your current domain registrar.
5. Request the Authorization Code.
Usually, every registrar provides you with the code within five days of your request.
However, some of them allow you to generate the code yourself from the control panel, while some will send it to you via email.
6. You have not recently transferred your domain ( 60 days at-least).
Its an ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) requirement – the organization that manages the addresses on the internet.
7. You should have to disable the domain privacy also.
The new registrar will need to verify who owns the domain name and would not possible if your old domain privacy is enabled. Make sure that privacy has been switched off.
How to Transfer a Domain Name
There is a huge list of companies you can choose from, in this post, we will walk you through on how to transfer a domain name with two t popular domain registrars.
- Go Daddy
- Name Cheap
How to Transfer Domain Name to Go Daddy?
Before you can start, you need the authorization code of the domain from the previous registrar.
Get the Authorization code first.
So if you already have the authorization code, you can start following the following steps to complete the process:
Step 1 : Login Your Go Daddy Account
Login your Godaddy account and access the dashboard.
Step 2: Domain Transfer Page
Navigate on the domain transfer page and enter the domain name in the text box.
Step 3: Enter the Authorization Code
If your domain is not registered yet, it will redirect you to the next page. Enter the Authorization Code there and click Continue.
If the domain name you are looking for is already registered, you will get the error.
Done with the Domain Transfer Purchase? Now, your domain will be available in your GoDaddy account.
If you wanted to confirm, just follow these simple steps quickly.
1- Login your GoDaddy account.
2- Click your account name > Visit My Account.
3- In the Domains section, click Manage tab.
4- From the navigation menu, select Domain >Transfers.
5- You will see the domain with status Processing transfer there.
You are done with the transfer of domain name to Go Daddy.
How to Transfer Domain Name to Name Cheap?
Login your NameCheap account and access the dashboard.
Step 2 : Domain Transfer Page
Navigate to the domain transfer page and enter the domain name in the text box.
Step 3: Verify the Eligibility & Enter the Authorization Code
If your domain is not registered yet, it will redirect you to the next page. There you will find the eligibility status.
If its eligible then enter the Authorization Code there and click Continue.
Add the transfer to the cart and check out using your preferred payment method.
Shortly, the domain will show a”Pending Transfer” status.
When the transfer is over, you will receive a corresponding notification on the email address associated with your Namecheap account.
You are done with the transfer of domain name to NameCheap.
We hope this post has been helpful in showing you how to transfer a domain name to another host.
So if you still need help, feel free to shoot us an email using this form.
Yes, transfer the ownership of a domain is simple. All you need is to send some necessary details via email like: domain name, a domain password, Account reference, New registrant name, New State Business number etc. Once it will be confirmed, the domain ownership will be updated. Payment will be deducted directly from your nominated billing method.
The actual domain transfer is free. But it varies from domain to domain. Like, if you want to transfer the domain on Godaddy, It would charge $7.99 for the transfer fee plus $0.18 for the ICANN fee. Whereas, CrazyDomains offers free domain name transfer.
It depends on where you are going to transfer and on which company. On average, it takes 14 days to transfer a domain. But it varies from domain to domain. Like, if you want to transfer the website on Godaddy it will take 5-7 days.