You may be fed up with your domain name registrar and want a change, after all, the only constant thing in life is change. Perhaps, you may have registered many domains through different registrars and you want all your accounts to be in one place, you are definitely at the right place. This piece will give you a step-by-step guide if only you can read on.
Buy and Request Domain Transfer From Your New Registrar: As soon as you buy a domain transfer from your new registrar, the status of the domain will be set to ‘Authorization Required’ at your new registrar and they will also send you an email indicating your ‘Transaction ID’ and ‘Security Code’. However, some registrars may allow you to keep the remaining time on your existing registration and, in addition, you may get a free one-year extension.
Ask For Authorization Code From Your Present Registrar: You should then log in to your account at your present registrar and request for authorization code. However, before you can request for the code, you must turn off the domain protection.
The Code Emailed to You: Your present registrar will then send the authorization code to you via email.
Start the Process of Transfer at Your New Registrar Using the Authorization Code: You should then enter the authorization code to complete the process. As soon as you do this, your new registrar will display the ‘Status’ as ‘Pending Current Registrar Approval’ and the ‘Recommended Action’ as ‘Accept Transfer at Current Registrar’.
Email Notification from Present Registrar: Your present registrar will then send an email to you confirming your request for transfer. You do not need to take any action if you still want to proceed with the transfer but if not, you can follow the link for that purpose in the email to stop the transfer process.
Transfer of Domain Completed to New Registrar: Your new registrar will then send a final confirmation email to you as soon as your present registrar transfers your domain to the new one. Usually, the transfer process should not take more than five days, all things being equal.