This is a simple step by step guide to show you how you can transfer your top level domain name (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name, etc) from your current webhosting company to IP ServerOne.
Before starting process of transferring, kindly ensure that you have at least 2 weeks prior to the domain’s expiration date. The transfer process may sometime take as long as 10 working days.
Here are the 3 tasks you need to complete for a successful transfer:
- Unlock Domain And Get EPP Code
- Make a Domain Transfer Order With IPServerOne
- Approve The Domain Transfer
1) Unlock Domain And Get EPP Code
Send an email to your current webhosting company to request for (a)Unlocking your domain name (b)Providing the authorization code also known as EPP code (Extensible Provisioning Protocol code).
A sample email can be as such:
Hi, Subject: Unlock Domain & Provide EPP Code ----------------------------------------- I'm the registered owner of the domain name - www.abc.com. I wish to transfer my domain name, www.abc.com, from your good company to another web hosting company. Kindly unlock the domain and also send me the EPP code so that the transfer can be completed smoothly. I appreciate your attention on expediting this request. [Your name and contact]
2) Make a Domain Transfer Order With IPSERVERONE
a) Once you have received your authorization code (EPP code) via email, go to IPServerOne’s Domain Registration & Hosting Order page. Choose “Transfer & Renew Domain” option.
b) Enter the domain which you want to transfer, change domain extension if necessary, and click the Check button to verify the domain eligibility.
c) Once checking is completed, select the renewal period and add the domain to the order by clicking the Transfer > button. Your domain will be added to the order.
d) Click the Continue button to proceed with the order. You will see the Order Confirmation page with your domain listed and you can choose to sign up as a new customer. If you are an existing customer, sign in with your customer credentials.
e) Enter your EPP code in the Special Instructions field.
f) Click the Continue button to proceed and complete the order. To expedite the transfer, make payment for your order to IPSERVERONE soonest possible so that IPSERVERONE can initiate the transfer process to the registrar immediately.
3) Approve The Domain Transfer
Once the registrar for your domain receives the request to transfer initiated by IPSERVERONE, the registrar will send an email to the Administrative Contact of the domain for approval. If you are the Administrative Contact for the domain, confirm and approve the domain transfer.
Note: Please kindly ensure that your administration contact details in WEBNIC is correct and valid. As all correspondence will only be sent to the administration contact that has been provided by you or your respective company.
After you have approved the domain transfer, the registrar will process your transfer application. This process will normally take 5 – 7 working days.
For more information, see How do I get my authorization code to transfer my Domain Name.