How do I transfer my domain to a new registrar?

Domain Name Transfer
Domain Name Transfer

In order to transfer domain names from one registrar to another, individuals need to follow some basic steps. Since a registrar is only responsible for managing the domain records of an individual, the transfer from the current registrar to a new one does not affect the functioning of a website, domain name server and connected email service, if any. A pre-set pattern is followed by almost every registrar while transferring a domain name, which is as follows.

In the first step of domain transfer process, individuals need to verify that email address in the whois admin contact with the current registrar is correct and updated. Thereafter, they need to register and complete the purchasing process with the new registrar. The new registrar will then dispatch an email to the individual, containing the transaction ID and a security code.  It should be noted that the user must unlock the protection on the domain with the current registrar prior to making a domain transfer request.

In the next step, individuals need to login to the existing registrar account and obtain an authorisation code. This code is required to authorise the new registrar to start the domain transfer process on your behalf.  Then, users need to simply sign in their new registrar and start the transfer process using that authorisation code. A message will appear on the screen, stating ‘authorisation required’ and users are recommended to select ‘begin transfer authorisation’. With the completion of this step, the window will pop up a new message, stating ‘pending current registrar approval’ upon which individuals are advised to select ‘accept transfer at current registrar’. Following the completion of all these steps, an email notification will be received from the current registrar, confirming that the transfer request has been initiated with the new registrar. Users get a notification from the new registrar when the transfer process is completed. Following these steps, you can easily transfer domain to a more cost-effective and trustworthy registrar.

Generally, the process of domain name transfer completes within 5-7 days after processing the request, but in some cases it can even take up to 14 days. It must be noted that the current registrar has a leverage of five days to confirm the request of domain transfer to a new registrar. Remember that a newly transferred domain can’t be transferred again to a new registrar for the next 60 days. The domain name transferring process is quite easy and does not demand much efforts and time. However, it is quite beneficial to understand the proceedings of the entire process so that individuals can avail cheap domain name transfer services. Also, if a user has several domain names, it is advised to maintain all of them under a single registrar.

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