Domain transfer

Started by ManiQuadraIncorp, Aug 26, 2022, 10:11 AM

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Next month, a few domains (.com, .info, .net) registered with current registrars will expire. As the renewal fee is too high and the websites are not satisfactory, I have decided to transfer them. Now, the concern is whether the one-month validity period will be added to the 12-month duration of the transfer or not.

As I pondered over this dilemma, I realized that it might be beneficial to initiate the transfer 5-7 days prior to the delegation end date instead of doing it now. This would ensure the seamless continuation of the domain while also providing the additional benefit of having it renewed for a year.


In my personal experience, I would strongly advise individuals against initiating a transfer process before 5-7 days, as it could lead to severe consequences. There was an instance wherein the transfer was halted, the domains were about to get cancelled but were narrowly saved. Hence, nowadays, I take any such decisions prudently and ensure that I renew the domains well ahead of time.

Renewing a domain name within 45 days after the end of the previous registration period during the AutoRenewal period allows for the possibility of transferring it later without any complications. If a transfer request is placed, paid, and confirmed at least an hour prior to the expiration of the current registration period, the domain will continue to function throughout the transfer process.

It is also possible to transfer an expired domain, although the domain will not function during the transfer period and will only be renewed once the transfer is successfully completed. It is important to note that during this period, the domain should not be renewed with the "old" registrar as it may result in losing the renewed duration of the domain.

In conclusion, to avoid any hassles, it is strongly recommended to refrain from transferring an expired domain near the redemptionPeriod.


To transfer a domain from one registrar to another, it is essential to follow a few simple steps:

Firstly, prepare the domain(s) for transfer and ensure that your WHOIS information is up-to-date and accurate.

Next, remove the lock on your domain if possible to facilitate migration.

After that, submit and pay for the domain transfer application and enter the authorization code (EPP codes) during verification or later if you have it.

On payment, the domain will be automatically renewed for the next period (year).

Also, configure the domain name settings during verification and review any add-ons such as WHOIS privacy and web hosting that may need adjustments.

Lastly, follow the instructions received via email. Typically, the removal of the lock, receipt of the authorization code, and everything required to complete the process will be done automatically within five days in most cases.

It is vital to adhere to each step carefully while transferring a domain to avoid losing any crucial data or facing any technical difficulties.