How to Transfer a Domain Name

How to Transfer a Domain

 

When you are transferring a domain registration from one Registrar to another, there are specific steps you will need to take to prepare your domain for transfer. 

 

Below are the details to prepare your domain for transfer with your current Registrar and then submit the transfer request with Innzone Hosting. 

 

Requirements may vary for some ccTLDs (for example .UK and .COM).

 

Note: If your domain expired with your old Registrar and you renewed it with them, please do not transfer it within 45 days of the previous expiration date. 

 

Otherwise, an extra year would not be added to your domain name since losing Registrar revokes renewal in such cases. And you’d lose renewal fees paid to the old Registrar.

 

Your website will experience no downtime if your domain is pointed to your host's custom DNS servers (hosting or private nameservers). 

 

Additionally, be aware that once a domain transfer is initiated, it won't be possible to update the domain's nameservers.

 

If you need to perform any urgent DNS changes, make sure to do it before the transfer starts. Otherwise, you will be able to do it only upon the transfer completion.

Steps to transfer your domain to Innzone Hosting: 

1. Verify that the domain name is eligible for transfer.

To make sure your domain name can be transferred, sign in to your current Registrar and check the following:

 

The initial registration of the domain name was at least 60 days ago and the domain has been with your current Registrar for at least 60 days:

 

Per ICANN's Policy on Transfer of Registrations between Registrars, domains that are less than 60 days old or were transferred between Registrars within the last 60 days cannot be transferred. 

 

Please wait at least 60 days before transferring.

 

The domain name is not on hold with your current Registrar.

 

2. Prepare your domain for transfer:

 

Unlock your domain – remove the Registrar lock you may have set for added security;

 

Obtain the Auth/EPP code from the current Registrar:

 

Auth/EPP codes are required for all .com, .net, .org, .us, .biz, .info, .me, .co, .io, .ca, .tv, .in, .mobi, .cc, .pe, .com.pe, .net.pe, .org.pe, .tech, .top, .party, .loan, .faith and other new domains. 

 

If you cannot request an EPP code in account with your Registrar, contact them and ask them to provide it to you.

 

3. Submit your transfer through your Innzone Hosting account:

 

Once logged in, select Domains from the top menu and select Transfer;

 

Enter your domain name, then click 'Transfer';

 

On the next page, verify whether the domain is fully ready for transfer and enter the Auth code in the respective field;

 

Click the 'Continue' button, then click the 'Checkout' button on the bottom of the page;

 

Order Submission

 

Shortly after order submission, the transfer gets initiated at the Registry, and the domain acquires 'pendingTransfer' status. 

 

Transfers that have reached this stage are automatically confirmed within 5 days. 

 

Finally, it may take additional 24-48 hours for the Registry to complete the transfer.

 

You can locate the domains that you're transferring to us in your account. Go to Domain List, then select Filters -> Pending Transfer.

 

Avoiding possible payment issues during a promotion. If you follow the steps above, your domain name transfer should be processed within just a few days. 

 

More details on domain preparation & what can cause a Domain transfer to fail.

 

 

 

There are a few things that will cause a domain transfer to fail. If you have followed the preparation steps, you have eliminated the majority of these possibilities.

 

The information below will help you understand why you will take each of these steps: 

 

A domain is not more than 60 days old or has been transferred within the last 60 days.

 

Per ICANN regulations, a domain that has been newly registered or transferred from one Registrar to another within the last 60 days is not eligible for transfer.

 

The domain is locked or on hold with the current Registrar.

 

 

 

Most domains will have a Registrar Lock in place for added security.

 

We recommend you leave these in place unless you are transferring a domain from one Registrar to another.

 

You should have access to remove these directly within your account at your Registrar.

 

If you do not, contact their help department for assistance;

 

If the domain has a hold in place, it will be reflected in the domain status when you do a WHOIS lookup.

 

These are usually put in place at either the registry or Registrar level.

 

You will not have direct access to remove these and will need to contact the losing Registrar for assistance in removing.

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