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With a domain transfer, you will be moving a domain name from one registrar to another. Any registrar needs to abide by the rules of domain transfer that ICANN has put in place.

While you can transfer most domain names, you need to make sure that they conform to these rules first:

  1. The domain must be able to be transferred. If you have recently registered your domain name or transferred it to a register, it must have been at least sixty days.
  2. Before moving a domain name, make sure all information in the WHOIS is up to date. It includes administrative contact. If this is not up to date, it is impossible to transfer the domain name.
  3. You will need to get the EPP code from the registrar you are transferring a domain away from. How you get this will be dependent on the registrar. Some will have it in their control panel while others will email the EPP code to the listed administrative contact.
  4. The transfer process can take up to 14 days.
  5. It is likely that the transfer will be free, but you will need to pay a fee to renew a domain for at least one year after it has been transferred.
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