The Domain Name Transfer Process
Do you own more then one domain name?
Even if you only have one
and you are working towards consolidating your domain portfolio or want
to transfer your domain into Nete-Quette
Domains below are answers to the most frequently transfer questions
for “.com, .org, .net and .co.uk” domain names we are often
1. How long does it take to transfer my .com,
.org, .net domain to new registrar?
Ans: Once submitted and confirmed by the administrative contact, it takes
approximately 5 to 7 days to complete a transfer.
2. What if the administrative contact email is not active?
Ans: ICANN requires the administrative contact listed on the WHOIS record
of the domain name to confirm the transfer; therefore, if the administrative
contact address is no longer active, you must first update your current
email with the original registrar.
3. Once I have removed the Registrar Lock on my domain, how long
do I have to wait to transfer it?
Ans: Registrar Lock takes 12 to 24 hours to show-up as removed; only when
this occurs is the domain name transferable.
4. How long do I have to wait to transfer my domain name if it
was recently registered?
Ans: For a newly registered domain name you need to wait at least 60 days
before transferring. For a domain name recently transferred to a new registrar,
you will have to wait at least 30 days to transfer to different registrar.
5. My transfer failed, even though the admin contact confirmed
it with new registrar, why?
Ans: Your transfer likely failed for one of two reasons: your current
registrar either denied the request or did not release the domain to new
registrar in time causing the transfer to time out. Contact your current
registrar and inquire why the transfer out failed to occur.
6. Your systems require I submit an AUTHCODE for my .COM,.ORG,
.BIZ and .INFO at the time of transfer. What is an AUTHCODE and where
do I find it?
Ans: An AUTHCODE is a security feature for .COM,.ORG, .BIZ and .INFO domain
extensions which prevent the unlawful transfer of your domain name. AUTHCODE’s
are typically alpha-numeric code, and are unique to each domain name.
AUTHCODE’s are sometimes called EPP Keys or AUTH KEYS. To get the
AUTHCODE for your domain names contact your current registrar.
7. What will I need while transferring .CO.UK to the new registrar?
Ans: While transferring .CO.UK, .UK domains you have to contact your current
registrar to change the IPS tag to the new registrar. The IPS-Tag is a
single alpha-numeric sequence, in uppercase, sometimes hyphenated.
8. Something has gone wrong with my transfer and I need to contact
my current registrar, is this something new registrar can do for me?
Ans: Unfortunately new registrar can not contact your current registrar
on your behalf. For security purposes, domain registrars only provide
information to the domain’s Administrative Contact.
9. My Transfer failed; do I need to resubmit it all over again?
Ans: Yes, if you have received a notice stating that your transfer has
failed and been refunded, you will need to re-submit the transfer as you
10. When my domain name transfers will my DNS be affected?
Ans: No your DNS settings will remain the same as they were at your previous
registrar, however please note if your previous registrar was your hosting
company they may cancel your hosting once the domain name is moved from
them. In this case you may wish to consider pointing DNS setting to the
new hosting provider.
11. Will the one year renewal be automatically applied to my
Ans: Yes the one year renewal that is included with all Registrar transfers
is added by the registry when the domain is transferred to your new registrar.
12. Before transferring my domain name I renewed it at my previous
registrar. Now that the domain name has been transferred over, I’ve
noticed the expiration date does not reflect the renewal from my previous
registrar plus the one year from the transfer. What do I do?
Ans: Contact your pre-transfer registrar and find out if they applied
the renewal you paid for to your domain name. The registry automatically
adds an additional year during the transfer process, therefore there is
no chance your domain did not receive this extension. Consequently, any
missing years were most likely not applied by your previous registrar,
in which case you owe a refund.
13. Can additional years beyond the standard one be added during
the transfer process?
Ans: Unfortunately only one year can be added during the transfer; however
you can always renew the domain name for additional years once it has
successfully transferred over.
14. How many emails can an Administrative Contact expect to confirm
during the transfer process?
Ans: The administrative contact will receive an email from the new registrar
to confirm the transfer. The administrative contact may or may not also
receive an email from their current registrar.