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What is a domain transfer?


There are four general requirements for a successful transfer of a domain name to go through:

  1. The domain name must be at least 60 days old - should not be registered less than 60 days ago
  2. The domain name must be unlocked for transfer (For more information, please refer to: How to lock/unlock a domain name?)
  3. The domain''s EPP transfer authorization key must be provided (if the given TLD supports such) - it could be acquired from the domain name’s current registrar (For more information, please refer to: EPP (authorization code))
  4. The transfer verification emails must be responded to - they are sent within 24 hours after the domain transfer is initiated to the Administrative Contact email address specified in the WHOIS record of the domain name

Once the domain transfer is confirmed by following the instructions in the transfer verification email, the transfer procedure becomes fully automated and may take 3-5 business days to complete.

Some specific domain types (TLDs) have different requirements for transferring a domain name. Some TLDs cannot be transferred at all.

However, the afore-mentioned requirements are valid for the majority of the TLDs (domain extensions).

IMPORTANT: To ensure the safety of your domain names, it is strongly recommended that you keep them locked at all times unless you intend to transfer a particular domain name.

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