TRANSFER DOMAIN | GOWEBLIVE.COM
Author - Tim Weber, GoWebLive.com
Have you ever heard of a domain transfer? Wondered why there is a need for it and how do people actually get it done? A quick read through this article will help you clear these questions and find out whether you need it too.
Let’s take a look at this argument first:
Before you start using your domain name to generate website traffic, you need to register it through a domain registrar like GoDaddy, Enom and Networksolutions. Many of these either offer web hosting directly or are affiliated with hosting companies.
Now let’s get down to the real question ‘why transfer Domain to a new web host?’ Here are some of the most common reasons for this move:
1. Sometimes web hosting companies don’t live up to the customers’ expectations.
2. The current hosting service has a poor technical support.
3. Poor user interface.
4. Billing irregularities or sometimes over billing.
5. Not many special features.
6. Poor email performance.
7. Slow Customer support.
8. Better and cheaper web hosting services on the market with smooth interface.
9. Selling domain to other businesses or a person.
If you feel you are also experiencing a few of these problems with your current website hosting service, then here is a step by step guide on how you can transfer your domain with ease
To start your domain transfer process, you need to attain the authorization key also referred to as EPP. This is basically a security code. It is needed by the registry for domain transfer. For this, you have to contact your current domain registrar.
Place a Request for Transfer of Domain to receive your EPP key
You can do this online or on the phone however, this depends on your domain registrar. To find out which option your current registrar supports it is advisable to read the help section of the domain registrar website.
Domain names are usually locked to prevent fraud and misuse. Once you acquire EPP key, you can easily unlock your domain. This authorization code is also important as it is required by your new registrar.
Once you have verified that your domain name is unlocked and you also have your EPP key, now it’s time to get your domain name transferred to your new and desired web hosting company.
Now go to the site of the new hosting company and initiate a domain transfer. When prompted by the new host, enter the EPP key. After this, you will be contacted by the new web host via email at the administrative contact address for transfer approval. This is the address of registry record which you should have access to. If you don’t, then get it from the current registrar.
Once you acquire it, access and click the link in the mail. You’ll see two transfer options ‘allow’ request or ‘deny’. Choose the ‘allow’ request option to continue domain transfer.
Remember the transfer of your domain does not happen immediately, it will take a couple of days or even weeks so demonstrate patience.
Once your domain is transferred to your new web host company, you will receive a confirmation email.
The process of domain transfer is not as difficult as many people think it is. If you know the proper steps of transferring your domain to a new host, you can do it very smoothly in the shortest possible time and wait for the successful transfer confirmation email.
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