Domain Name Transferring

Moving a Domain Name

Changing Website Host

Updated: December 3, 2019
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
Domain Name Transferring

Transferring a Domain Name means that you want to take your Domain that is registered with a particular Registrar and move your Domain Name to another Registrar or a different Hosting Provider. This means simply that you want to change your Registrar and nothing else
When moving your Domain Name their are a few things you should do first. By doing a little prep work you can save yourself a lot of trouble

Choosing the Right Host

Make sure that the new hosting provider supports the features that you need. We have seen it happen all too often that someone moves their Domain and Website only to discover that features promised are no longer available. Or specific functions no longer work. We always recommend that you make a list of your requirements and ask if they support these

Prepare your Domain Name

It is always important to keep your Domain details up to date. Especially the "Admin" email address. When you transfer a domain, emails will be sent to the Admin email address that is listed in the WHOIS database. If the registered information is incorrect, or if you let that email address go. You will not receive the email to confirm the transfer of your Domain Name

You should also check is the status of your Domain Name. It will need to be unlocked and free to transfer. You may have to disable Domain Privacy on your domain, Your new host may need to verify that you are the legal owner of the domain and can not do this if domain privacy is active

Research your Domain Transfer Procedure

Depending on the Domain Extension the transfer process may differ. Some Domains will transfer almost immediately, while others can take up to ten days. Read up on the procedure for your specific Domain, You will want to know what to expect and when it is the best time to start the transfer

Recreate your Email Addresses

Email accounts for your Domain Name will need to be recreated with your new Host. We always recommend doing this before you start the Domain transfer, this way you should not miss any emails. As soon as the transfer is completed, emails will continue with your new Host

If Transferring your Website

You will also need to upload your files of your website to your new web space. If your site is made with WordPress or another CMS, you also need to import your database. RSH Web Services will always help with website transfers

Cancel your Old Account

Only after your Domain and website has transfered, email accounts are recreated, and you verified everything is working as expected. Now it is time to cancel your subscription with your previous provider. It’s easy to forget this when you are busy setting up your new website. Even though your domain is no longer hosted with your old host, your old subscription will not expire automatically. Most web hosting providers need you to confirm your cancellation or may continue billing you

Steps to Transfer Your Domain

Note: Domains are not eligible for transfer to another Registrar if they are within 60 days of registration or a previous transfer
Also if you change your Registrant Contact Information, your Domain is locked from transfer for 60 days

Basically all Domain Registrars have the same procedure

You will need access to the Admin email address listed for your domain name
1) Remove Protected Registration or Private Registration from your domain
2) Unlock your Domain Name
3) Get a Authorization Code or an EPP code (transfer key)
4) Initiate the transfer through your new registrar. Each registrar has their own process, so you will want to confirm their requirements for this step

How to Transfer a Domain

14 Steps (with Pictures) from WikiHow

Bing.com Videos of Transfering a Domain Name


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