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How to Transfer a Domain Name: A Complete Guide

 Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Transferring a domain name can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a complete guide to help you transfer your domain name smoothly.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Transferring a Domain Name

  1. Unlock Your Domain: Log in to your current registrar and unlock the domain you want to transfer.

  2. Obtain EPP Code: Request the EPP (Extensible Provisioning Protocol) code from your current registrar.

  3. Choose a New Registrar: Select a new registrar, like iWebHost, and initiate the transfer process.

  4. Enter EPP Code: Provide the EPP code to your new registrar to authorize the transfer.

  5. Confirm the Transfer: Check your email for a confirmation request from the new registrar and approve the transfer.

  6. Wait for Completion: The transfer process typically takes 5-7 days. Once complete, your domain will be managed by the new registrar.

Common Issues and How to Resolve Them During the Transfer Process

  • Domain Lock: Ensure your domain is unlocked before initiating the transfer.
  • Incorrect EPP Code: Double-check the EPP code for accuracy.
  • Pending Expiry: Avoid transferring domains that are about to expire. Renew them first.

Checklist for a Smooth Domain Transfer

  • Verify domain unlock status
  • Obtain the correct EPP code
  • Choose a reputable new registrar
  • Confirm transfer request via email
  • Monitor the transfer status

How iWebHost Can Help

iWebHost makes domain transfers easy and hassle-free. Our support team is here to guide you through each step, ensuring a smooth transition. Transfer your domain to iWebHost today and experience our exceptional service and support.