If own a domain name already, you might be aware of the procedure to acquire it. It’s quite simple, you go online and search for a domain registrar, you see that your domain name is available for registration, you also find a good deal on the domain with XYZ registrar and you get it registered. However, after a couple of days you find out that the customer service of the registrar with who you registered the domain, is not good enough and you do not like them.
You go and search online and find that domain transfer from one registrar to other registrar is possible. But how? Would it be a straight forward process? Would you lose your domain? Would the website be down while transferring the domain? You might have 100 questions in your mind.
Let’s look at the following points before you Transfer your Domain:-
There are 1000’s of domain registrars in the online market. Not all Registrars are same. The Terms and conditions and the features they offer differ from registrar to registrar. You might not come to know about this initially, but later you find out that you are not happy with what you are getting!!! The good News is that you are not bound. You can stitch the registrars and choose the one that you like.
Almost all registrars have different offers and features that they offer to their customers, features include: - Identity protection, Email accounts, Sub Domains and Web Hosting services. If any registrar does not provide the features that you require, you can switch to any registrar of your choice.
In addition to the above features, here are some other aspects that you need to consider before making the switch.
Pricing is an important factor while choosing to transfer a domain from one registrar to another as every domain registrar has different features to offer which may be included in the price or might be charged extra. The best way is to compare it with other registrars.
Change if ownership is also possible, however you might have to transfer the domain to a different registrar. Change of ownership from you to a different person or vice versa or from a personal account to a business account is also possible. You can change the ownership of the domain while transferring from one registrar to other.
As you know, there are 1000’s of registrars in the online world, the competition between them makes it easy to transfer the domain from one registrar to other. The process of domain transfer may differ from registrar to registrar but there are some fundamental rules that every registrar needs to follow.
This prevents your domain from unauthorized transfers and one has to unlock the domain in order to transfer it.
To make the process secure and to determine if you are allowed to transfer the domain, an authorization code is generated, which can be asked by the gaining registrar during transfer. Such does are called Authorization code or EPP code (Extensible Provisioning Protocol)
Whenever you initiate a domain transfer, an email is generated and send to you on your registered email address for you to verify the transfer. The email might contain links for you to click on for the authorization of transfer.
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