Transfer a domain

Why transfer a domain name?

When you move your domain(s) to SolvIT Solutions, you’re signing up for the low pricesa and great services that millions of customers rely on. You’ll retain all remaining time on your domain’s registration, and, in most cases, add another year. The process is risk-free and comes with our money-back guarantee.

How do I transfer my domain to a new registrar?

If you'd like to transfer your domain, we strongly recommend transferring your domain before you cancel. (Trust us, this will save you headaches in the long run.)

NOTE: If you are also changing your hosting provider, we suggest changing your name servers to your new host, before you initiate the transfer. Once the transfer has been initiated, you will not be able to change the name servers until the domain has been transferred to your new registrar.

If you're ready to transfer your domain:

1.     Verify that at least 60 days have passed since you registered or last transferred your domain.
In accordance with ICANN rules, you cannot transfer your domain to another provider until 60 days after you register or transfer your domain.

2.     Make sure your domain is unlocked.
For your security, locked domains cannot be transferred. If your domain is locked, visit your Domain Control Panel and click the Edit Domain Locking link. 

3.     Check your administrative contact email address.
Your new provider will send an email to your domain administrative contact to confirm your domain transfer. If you can't receive the confirmation, you won't be able to complete the transfer.

4.     Disable Private Domain Registration. 
Private Domain Registration is an optional service that masks personal information that would otherwise be visible in the public WHOIS registry — information that includes the administrative contact email address mentioned above. To ensure you receive your new provider's email, we recommend that you disable this feature. 

5.     Get your authorization code.
To find your authorization code, head to your Domain Control Panel, and click the View Your Authorization Code link. On the following page, you'll see your unique domain authorization code. Print this code, as you'll need it to give to your new provider.

6.     Contact your new provider.
When you're ready, contact your new provider to begin the transfer process. Be sure to have your authorization code handy, as your new provider will need it to verify the move. If you have made any changes in steps 2–4 above, we recommend you wait at least 24 hours before contacting your new provider; this will allow time for your updates to be recognized.

7.     Cancel your plan.
You can now cancel your plan with the previous host/registrar

 

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