How to Transfer a Domain Name from One Registrar to Another

The process of transferring a domain name from one registrar to another is quite simple. You just have to unlock your domain name, get its transfer EPP code, provide the details in the new registrar and confirm the process a couple of times.

Here’s how the process goes like:

Domain name transfer process represented by a diagram
This post is dedicated for providing you the in-depth information on how you can make such a transfer. I will also show you an example with screenshots where I transfer a domain name from to

Here are the detail steps:

Prepare: For transfer at your Source Registrar

  • Log into your account, visit your domain management area and click on the domain that you want to transfer.
  • Make sure that your domain has been registered for at least 60 days.
  • Check the administrative email and make sure it is correct.
  • Unlock the domain name so that it can be moved from one registrar to another.
    Releasing Registrar Lock
  • Get the EPP authorization code which is like a very strong password.
    Domain EPP Code

Purchase: At your target registrar

  • Log into your account, find the link that says Transfer Domains to your account and click on it.
  • Input the domain name and EPP code that you obtained from your previous registrar.
    EPP Code Verification
  • Make the necessary payment.

Verify: Admin Email

  • Open your domain’s administrative email address and open the transfer confirmation email.
  • Click on the confirmation link which will take you to the new registrar’s website. Approve the transfer there.
    Email Verification Step

Complete: Final Step
Final Step Approval

The source registrar approves your transfer and it completes. It may take a few days depending upon your registrar. Some registrars send you confirmation emails which you can approve for immediate transfer. Transfer also completes after 6 days if you ignore such emails.

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