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Domain Transfer FAQ

What is a Domain Name Transfer of Registrar?
Will transferring domain name Registrars change my information?
Are there any restrictions on making the transfer?
Are there any transfer fees? What is my cost?
What are the steps in transfer of Registrar process?
How do I transfer my domain to my hosting company?
My current admin contact eMail is wrong. How can I submit a transfer request?
What is the Domain Management System?


Q:  What is a Domain Name Transfer of Registrar? Return to Top

A:    Transferring means changing the Registrar, the entity that registers domain names for individuals and organizations. If you have domains that were registered with other Registrars such as Network Solutions, you do not have to renew your domain with them. You can transfer the domain to any Registrar at any time. Some registrars offer better service than others. Transfer needs to be done before the domain name expires. Transferring a domain name does not mean transfer of ownership or changing the hosting company. If you want to "transfer" your domain name to a hosting company, please refer to section below entitled "How do I transfer my domain to my hosting company?"



Q:  Will transferring domain name Registrars change my information? Return to Top

A:    No, all existing information in your domain record will remain the same. The transfer process does not change your name servers, thus your eMail and web sites will not be affected by the move to transfer Registrars.



Q:  Are there any restrictions on making the transfer? Return to Top

A:    In most cases, the transfer is a simple process that can be handled online. Some of the more exceptional situations that can prevent or delay a transfer are:

  1. The domain has already expired
  2. The domain will expire within the next 60 days. In this event, your best step is to return to the existing Registrar and renew so you don't risk losing the domain. Then transfer to your desired registrar.
  3. The domain was registered within the last 60 days. Under current rules, wait until the 60 days has past and then proceed with the transfer.
  4. You don't have access to the current Admin Contact ( the designated contact person) - that Admin contact's approval via eMail is required. If your domain's Admin Contact eMail address is not valid anymore, you will not receive the important eMail confirmation message -- you should first update the eMail address with your current Registrar, and then apply for transfer. This is the most common reason for transfer failures to occur.
You can use the WHOIS tab at http://Domains.InternetCrusade.com to find out the current admin contact eMail address in your domain record - it will also show you the date the domain was registered, the date it expires, and the Admin Contact eMail address.



Q:  Are there any transfer fees? What is my cost? Return to Top

A:   The transfer fee is $35.00, which includes a one year registration fee. This registration will add one year to the current expiration date of the domain no matter how early you do the transfer. You might want to consider extending the term for five or nine years so you won't have to keep thinking about missing one of the annual renewals.



Q:  What are the steps in transfer of Registrar process? Return to Top

A:   

  1. The very first step is to check the WHOIS to ascertain if your current eMail address is reflected in the Admin Contact section. If it is not, then immediately contact the Registrar to change the Admin Contact eMail address so that you will be able to authenticate the confirmation eMail which is sent to that address.
  2. Next, submit a transfer request. A confirmation eMail will be sent to the Admin Contact eMail address of record. Follow the instructions sent in that eMail to indicate your approval and complete it within four days.
  3. Then the request will be sent to the current, or "losing," Registrar for their approval. They must approve or reject (normally within seven days). They usually don't wait that long. Your domain will be renewed for one year and the new expiration date will be one year from the last expiration date.



Q:  How do I transfer my domain to my hosting company? Return to Top

A:    Transferring to a hosting company is not same as transferring from a Registrar or transferring ownership. All you need to do is to change the name servers of your domain to the name servers of your hosting company. This change can take place at any time online if your Registrar provides you with a domain manager tool.



Q:  My current admin contact eMail is wrong. How can I submit a transfer request? Return to Top

A:    Contact your current Registrar and have them correct your admin contact eMail address. Before submitting the transfer request, using the WHOIS search, please make sure the updated eMail address appears in your domain record. Even after your Registrar says it is updated, it can take a few days for the new eMail address to appear in the domain record.



Q:  What is the Domain Management System? Return to Top

A:    It is an enhanced web tool that enables you to login and access your registered domain information for maintenance, update, and editing purposes. Domain Management System becomes available for use immediately after your registration and receipt of your unique Registry Key.




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