How to Transfer Domains to a different registrar

The transferring of domains occurs quite often, and that’s because registrars usually have a falling out (or simply just want a change) regarding their current registrar. The process depends on where you’re moving the domain, but it’s essentially the same structure throughout. There are a few crucial steps you need to be aware of if you’re going to go about it properly, so we figured we’d lay these steps out for you (just to make it a bit easier). If you’re still having trouble with transferring your domains to a different registrar this should help immensely, so make sure you soak up as much information as possible when you’re reading this article.

  • Alert the administrative authorities that you’re going to be transferring your domain to a different registrar, which is where you’ll give them your domains information (just to make sure that it’s actually the owner authorizing the transfer). You have to give them the proper e-mail that’s associated with your domain name, and you absolutely must make sure the information you give them is accurate. If it isn’t, it could result in a longer processing time when it comes to transferring your domain (because you’re going to have to contact them all over again with the proper registration details pertaining to your domain).
  • If you need to you can also cancel your PR (Protected Registration) or DPB Private Registration, because you won’t need it on your former registrar. From here all you need to do is unlock your domain name, which is relatively easy (it all depends on which registrar you’re currently with, so a quick search should help you in that regard).
  • From here you can contact your new registrar and see if an authorization code needs to be implemented in order for the transfer to go through, if it does get a hold of it and begin the actually transferring process. You might have to ask the new registrar for help when you’re going about switching the domain, but they will more than likely be happy to help you out.
  • Once the transfer has officially been put into place your old registrar should e-mail you and notify you of your next steps (most registrars just ask if you’re going to accept the transfer or not). After this e-mail (and after your acceptance) it can take a couple of days for the domain to register on the new registrar, but the entire ordeal is a lot easier than most would have previously thought.

Most people would think that switching their domains to a different registrar could be a daunting task, but they would be wrong. It’s quite easy to go about doing it, it’s just how you do it that makes (or breaks) the “tough” phenomenon surrounding it. If you’re aware of how to do it properly you aren’t going to have any troubles with any domains in the future, simply because the process is easy enough to follow.