What you need to know about Domain transfer?
What you need to know about Domain transfer? If you’re an experienced domainer then this article is not for you. However, as you know that transferring domains from current registrar to another registrar is one of the best ways to reduce the annual price if you don’t want to renew them with a higher price.
Many guys usually buy domain names whenever a registrar offer a discount or at the time they give a special deal in order to get a better price. At these discounts, the price is very low, it’s usually from only 99 cents to $5 or a little bit more. This is only a half or 1/3 of the original price. So that many guys will buy a lot.
Table of Contents
- What is a Domain Name? Where should you buy?
- Domain Name Extensions – What do they mean?
- What is a Premium Domain Name?
- Guide to manage domain and point domain at GoDaddy
Actually, Domain transfer is a process that you config to move your domains from your current registrar to another registrar you choose (usually with cheaper price). When you transfer your domains, you don’t need to pay the renewal price for your old registrar. But you must pay the transfer price for the new registrar. That price will include one more year at the new registrar.
Example for this, your domain will be expired at June 31st, 2017, but now (on February 2017) you do a transfer, then your domain will be expired next year at June 31st, 2018.
2. Things to do when transferring domain names
The transfer price is always cheaper and better than renewal price. Before transferring your domain names, you should check again some points below in order you don’t get any problem while doing.
2.1. Turn off your domain Whois Privacy feature
This is a necessity because when transferring domain they will need to verify your information to prove that you’re a rightful owner of that domain. So that you need to turn this feature off and show your real information. And the domain administrator’s email is the most important, make sure that you have an access to that email.
2.2. You must unlock your domain
If your domain is locked then you can not continue. Try to unlock it first. When unlocking you will need to get an Authorization Code (also called EPP code or Auth Code). An authorization code is usually a 6- to 16-character code assigned by the registrar. It is created when the domain is first registered.
Example how to get EPP code at Godaddy
- Log into your GoDaddy account and Go to your dashboard
- At the top-right corner of the page, hover over your name drop-down menu and click “Visit My Account” (Or my Products)
- Go to your domain list then see beside the domain you choose to transfer, click “Manage” button there.
- On Domain Details page, you will see the Authorization Code getting function at the end of the page. Click to “Email my code“. Then check your email to get the code.
2.3. Your domain must be 60 days old before transferring
That means if you’ve just registered it then you will need to wait more 60 days then you can transfer it to another registrar. You also should not update the domain’s info before transferring because sometimes you can not transfer it. If your domain is expiring then sometimes you can not also transfer it. This depends on each registrar policy. Especially with Godaddy, you can transfer your domains out if they’re going to expire.
However, if you transfer your domain to the same registrar, between your account and another account, then you don’t need to wait 60 days. You can push it immediately after buying.
2.4. Use mediate Nameserver when transferring
This will help you to ensure that your domains (website) still remain active and still be accessible while doing the transfer process. There’re many free Nameserver services that you can use. One of them is CloudFlare, it’s the best free service as I know. You can use them as you want.
So those are 4 important notices that you will need to remember before transferring your domains out. I see that there’re many guys who own many domains and need to renew at the same time usually use this way to reduce their renewal price. That’s really a smart strategy and you can also do that. There’s not much coupon for domain transfer at the moment but when you transfer domains without any discount, the transfer price is also cheaper than the regular renewal price.
Currently, you can transfer your .COM domains to Godaddy just only $7.99/year. That’s a good price. Find their coupons here >>> Godaddy transfer coupon is active and latest for this year
Good luck to you,