Simple tips to transfer your domain name easily

There are different reasons why we want to transfer our domain name. It might be because you sold your domain and you need to transfer it to the buyer, or because you want to combine your host and domain name registrar. No matter the reason why you want to transfer your domain, you should be able to transfer it easily without hassle.

Before you can transfer your domain name, you must obey the following conditions:

    • Your domain name must be over two months old (60 days), and it must not go through any other transfers within the 60 days.
    • You may need an authorization and WHOIS protection before transferring the domain.
    • You must also know whether the name servers will need to be changed when you transfer your domain name.
    • You must update all of domain name contact information.

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Now that you have seen the conditions guiding the transfer of a domain let’s go to the simple tips that would make your transfer easy.

  1. Make sure that the domain name you want to transfer has been unlocked before you start the process of transferring it. Domain names are usually locked to avoid unapproved transfers. Before you start a transfer, go to your domain’s control panel and unlock it.
  1. If you are near your date of renewal, avoid any domain transfers. Give yourself time before transferring in case anything goes wrong. Transfering two weeks before your renewal is ok but not advisable, a month is advisable. Anything less than that is not advisable.
  1. Make sure that your contact email ID in your website is correct. Most of the process of domain transfer will rely solely on your email at your step. If your email ID is not correct, you will slow down the process. Most registrars do not allow transfers if your details have been changes in the last few months.
  1. Look out for an email from the new domain registrar regarding the domain transfer request. Never forget to accept the transfer when you receive the email. You should also look out for a similar email from the old domain registrar. You should finish this these steps on your own if not your transfer might be delayed or completely blocked.
  1. You should also note the service your old domain registrar was offering; make sure that the new registrar also offers the services too.