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How to Transfer A Domain to Your Account - Domain Transfers

Preparing Your Domain for Transfer to Domain.com

What to do to prepare your domain for a transfer to Domain.com

To correctly start the domain transfer process to Domain.com, several steps are in place to protect your domain name ownership at your current registrar. Before starting the domain transfer at Domain.com, you must ensure that the domain is ready to be transferred. Please refer to the instructions below for preparing a domain for transfer.

Step-by-Step Guide: Preparing Your Domain for Transfer to Domain.com

Pre-transfer Checklist:

Check Domain Eligibility:

  • Determine if your domain is eligible for transfer to Domain.com or if you need assistance from Live Support.
  • Refer to Domain.com's article "Transfer Domain Name Registrations to Domain.com" for information on eligible domain extensions (TLDs) and support options.

Actions to Take at Current Registrar:

Ensure the following steps are completed at your current registrar before initiating the transfer:

  1. Disable WHOIS Privacy:
    • If WHOIS Privacy is enabled, disable it as it can hinder verification and transfer processes.
  2. Update WHOIS Information:
    • Update your WHOIS contact information to ensure accuracy.
    • Note: Updating registrant information may trigger a 60-day lock; contact your registrar to mitigate this.
  3. Confirm Domain Age:
    • Ensure your domain is at least 60 days old, as ICANN regulations prohibit transfers within this period.
  4. Unlock Your Domain:
    • Remove any domain locks to allow for successful transfer.
    • Verify the lock status of your domain in WHOIS information.
  5. Check Expiration Date:
    • Verify your domain's expiration date, considering the transfer duration (up to 7 days).
    • Ensure your domain does not expire during the transfer process to prevent potential issues.
  6. Check Redemption Status:
    • If your domain has expired, ensure it is within 30 days of expiration for transfer without renewal.
    • Expired domains older than 30 days may require renewal before transfer.
  7. Obtain EPP Code:
    • Request the EPP code or authorization key from your current registrar.
    • Note: EPP codes have expiration dates; obtain them shortly before initiating the transfer.
  8. Update IPS Tags (for .uk domains):
    • Users with .uk domains should update their IPS tags as required.

By completing these steps, you'll ensure that your domain is ready for transfer to Domain.com, minimizing potential issues and ensuring a smooth transfer process.

How to Transfer Your Domain Name to Your Account

Step-by-Step Guide: Transferring Your Domain to Your Domain.com Account

Part 1: Initiate the Domain Transfer

Log in to Your Account Manager:

  • Visit Domain.com and log in to your Account Manager using your credentials.

Access Domains Section:

  • Once logged in, navigate to the Domains section located in the left-side menu.

Start Transfer In:

  • Within the Domains section, locate and select the option labeled "Start Transfer In."

Click on the Start Transfer In Option under the Domains tab.

In the provided field, enter the domain name you wish to transfer to your Domain.com account.

Click the "Submit" button to proceed.

Review Cart:

  • After submitting the domain name, you'll be redirected to the Cart page.
  • Review the Cart, which will display a one-time domain transfer fee along with a 1-year renewal option.
  • Optionally, select the number of additional years for your domain renewal (up to a maximum of 5 years for some domains) from the dropdown menu.

Proceed to Checkout:

  • Under the Order Summary section, you'll see the total amount due.
  • Click "Continue to Checkout" to proceed with the transfer process.

Prepare EPP Code:

  • Before proceeding further, ensure you have obtained your domain's EPP code (also known as the Authorization code/key) from your current registrar.

Part 2: Submit the EPP Code (Post-purchase)

Access Domain Settings:

  • Within your Account Manager, navigate back to the Domains section from the left-hand menu.

Check Transfer Status:

  • Select the option labeled "Transfer Status" from the available list of options.

Submit EPP Code:

  • In the Domain Transfers page, locate the Pending Auth Code section.
  • Click the plus ("+") icon next to Pending Auth Code to expand the section.
  • Enter your domain's EPP code (Authorization code/key) into the provided field.
  • Once entered, click the "Submit" button to proceed.

Verification Process:

  • After submission, the system will initiate a check on your domain and its corresponding EPP code.
  • Your Transfer Status page will reflect