When you transfer a domain name, you’re telling ICANN the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, that you want an alternative registrar to manage your domain.
You may or may not decide to change your hosting provider at the same time.
What does it mean to transfer a domain?
A domain transfer refers to the process of changing the designated registrar of a domain name. Domain names may be transferred only if they have been registered with the previous registrar for 60 days or more .
Does domain transfer affect website?
If you host your website and email with your registrar, they may be affected. Some registrars will only host your website or email if you register a domain with them. In this case, you should not transfer your domain until you move your website and email hosting to a third party company.
How long does it take for a domain name to transfer?
Can I transfer a domain name from one registrar to another?
It is your right to transfer your domain name registration between registrars. If you wish to move your domain name from one ICANN -accredited registrar to another, you may initiate the transfer process by contacting the registrar to which you wish to transfer the name.
Does domain transfer cost money?
No, there are no extra charges that come with a transfer. For most domain extensions, you will just be charged with a regular transfer fee. This fee includes domain renewal. You may check the pricing here.
What is the process of domain transfer?
Let’s recap the four steps you’ll need to follow if you want to transfer your domain name to a new host:
- Remove your domain lock and get an authorization code.
- Initiate a transfer with your new host.
- Verify the transfer.
- Pay for your transfer and wait for the process to complete.