How do I transfer my domain away?

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TitleHow do I transfer my domain away?

We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you need to move your domains to another registrar, it’s a straight forward process. Before you start, there are three things you’ll need to do: make sure your contact details are up to date, get the transfer authorisation code for the domain and check that private registration is turned off and the domain is unlocked.

To update take care of these steps, you should start by logging into your MyAccount. Then do the following:

1. Go to "Manage Domain Names"

2. Double-click on the domain in question to go to the management screen

3. You will see an option to view the Auth Code (the domain key for most domain spaces) in the upper left of the screen. Click "Show" and make a note of the code

This image displays where the Auth Code option is located.

4. Underneath this you will see the lock status and private registration status. The domain needs to be unlocked and private registration turned off before the domain can transfer.

5. You will see the domain contact details on the right of the screen. Make sure these are up to date.

So far, so good? Great.

The next step is to initiate the transfer process. This is done by the new registrar, so you will need to give them the Auth code you obtained earlier. Once the process has begun, an email confirmation will be sent to the admin contact of the domain, this is why it’s important to make sure that you have access to the admin email address. The email includes the acceptance link which you need to confirm in order to proceed with the transfer request.

Once this is done, the transfer will typically take around five days to complete from the time of accepting the transfer link.


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