The first time you registered a domain name for your website you had to go through a domain registrar or a hosting provider. If you already have a domain name but you are not happy with your domain registrar, you probably are wondering how to transfer your domain. Do not worry, you can transfer it to another registrar within 60 days after purchasing it.
The process of transferring a domain is easy, but it takes some time. That’s because you will need to wait for both your current domain name registrar and the host you are switching to, to authorize the domain name transfer.
But first, why transfer?
Not all domain registrars are the same. From the features they provide to how reliable they are, there is a lot more about registrars than just selling domains. If you are not happy with your current registrar, you are not locked in. You can make your switch now!
There are a few things to consider:
Choose your new registrar
Before you start the domain transfer, you need to pick out a new registrar to transfer to. If you are undecided about which registrar you should select, BlackSun web hosting is a great option. It is proudly Canadian based, it does not have hidden fees and offers high-quality support via email, phone, and live chat.
Once you transfer your domain to BlackSun you can manage it through a simple interface and easy-to-use control panel. In addition, you can prevent your domain from expiring or accidentally being lost by using BlackSun’s auto-renewal system. And if that’s not enough, you can lock your domain to prevent unauthorized transfer while still having the ability to unlock it for transfer at any time.
Disable Domain Privacy
Make sure the domain registrar offers you domain privacy. If you have domain privacy, it means that your registrar is protecting your personal information by hiding it in the WHOIS database. In order to proceed with your domain name transfer, you need to disable domain privacy with your current registrar, and then wait for the central registry to update its record with your actual name and details.
Unlock your domain name
By default, when you purchase a domain, the registrars lock it to ensure your domain is safe from unauthorized changes to contact details. Locking also protects your domain from unauthorized transfer attempts.
So, you will need to unlock your domain name manually to transfer it. Contact your current registrar and ask them to unlock it.
Request an authorization code
You must ask your current registrar to send you this code, it could take up to five days to receive it. Make sure your email address is up-to-date beforehand, to avoid unnecessary delay!
Initiate the transfer
Once you have the authorization code and your domain is unlocked you can begin the transfer process with your new host. If you decide to move to BlackSun, the process is very simple, and our team of experts will assist you in the process. Feel free to contact us.
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