When transferring a domain registration from one Registrar to another, there are specific steps you will need to take to prepare your domain. It’s easy to transfer a domain name, and below you can find the instructions on how to do do it. Please note that ccTLD requirements may vary, (for example .UK and .ES).
You can find more details on the transfer process and how to move from a specific registrar, by visiting our Transfer to Namecheap section.
If your domain is unlocked and you have everything you need to get started, please log in to your account and click the banner below. Alternatively, if you need further instructions on the transfer process, please continue reading this article.
Note: If your domain expired with your old Registrar and you renewed it with them, please do not transfer it within 45 days of the previous expiration date. Otherwise an extra year would not be added to your domain name since losing Registrar revokes renewal in such cases. And you’d lose renewal fees paid to the old Registrar.
Your website will experience no downtime if your domain is pointed to your host's custom DNS servers (hosting or private nameservers). To minimize downtime during transfer in case your domain is using current Registrar's default DNS servers, please read this help article (optional).
Additionally, be aware that once a domain transfer is initiated, it won't be possible to update the domain's nameservers. If you need to perform any urgent DNS changes, make sure to do it before the transfer starts. Otherwise, you will be able to do it only upon the transfer completion.
To make sure your domain name can be transferred, sign in to your current Registrar and check the following:
Per ICANN's Policy on Transfer of Registrations between Registrars, domains that are less than 60 days old or were transferred between Registrars within the last 60 days cannot be transferred. Please wait at least 60 days before transferring.
Auth/EPP codes are required for all .com, .net, .org, .us, .biz, .info, .me, .co, .io, .ca, .tv, .in, .mobi, .cc, .pe, .com.pe, .net.pe, .org.pe, .tech, .top, .party, .loan, .faith and other new gTLD domains. If you cannot request an EPP code in account with your Registrar, contact them and ask to provide it to you.
Shortly after order submission, the transfer gets initiated at the Registry, and the domain acquires 'pendingTransfer' status. Transfers that have reached this stage are automatically confirmed within 5 days. Finally, it may take additional 24-48 hours for the Registry to complete the transfer.
You can locate the domains that you're transferring to us in your account. Go to Domain List, then select Filters -> Pending Transfer.
If you follow the steps above, your domain name transfer should be processed within just a few days. However, if you are preparing for a promotion, we recommend you take a few extra moments to check your payment options. The details below will assist you in getting the transfer initiated quickly, within the special, and without errors.
For best chances of getting into a promotion, especially one that has a time or usage limit, make sure your payment method will not give you any issues. Having the funds in your account is the best possible option. You can add funds to your account at any time. This will allow you to bypass any third-party payment systems or bank errors on credit cards when completing your purchase.
To add funds to your account log in and click on Top-up next to Account Balance on the Dashboard page.
Don't forget to add an additional $0.18 ICANN fee for each com and net domain.
If you prefer not to add funds to your account, we recommend you have a saved credit card within your account settings. You can do this on the Checkout Settings page.
There are a few things that will cause a domain transfer to fail. If you have followed the preparation steps, you have eliminated the majority of these possibilities. The information below will help you understand why you will take each of these steps: