If you are unhappy with your current domain registrar and want to transfer the domain to a new one, then this blog post is for you. Here in this article, we will guide you through the process of how to transfer a domain from one registrar to another.

Before you begin, ensure that your domain meets the eligibility criteria. Generally, domains must be at least 60 days old and not within 60 days of renewal. Additionally, verify that your contact information is accurate and up-to-date.

Let’s get started.

Step 1. Disable the Registrar Lock

Make sure to disable the registrar lock. Most registrars keep your domain under tight security to prevent unauthorized transfers.

To turn off the lock, visit your registrar’s domain management section, select the domain you wish to transfer, and click the disable lock icon (or check the box, or push the button—you get the idea). That’s it!

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Step 2: Obtain the Authorization Code

An EPP code is an authorization key provided by your current registrar during your domain’s registration. This unique code provides an extra layer of security when transferring a domain AWAY from its current registrar. Suppose you are transferring your domain’s registration to a new registrar. In that case, you must contact your current registrar to obtain your domain’s EPP code (also known as authorization key, auth code, or transfer key).

Step 3: Initiate the Transfer Process with the New Registrar

Head to the website of your chosen new registrar and locate the domain transfer section. Enter your domain name and the authorization code obtained from your current registrar. The new registrar will initiate the transfer process and provide you with further instructions.

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Step 4: Approve the Transfer

Keep an eye out for an email from your current registrar requesting approval for the transfer. Once received, click the confirmation link within the email to authorize the transfer.

The transfer process typically takes around 5 to 7 business days, but it can vary depending on the registrars involved. Once the transfer is complete, you will receive confirmation from both registrars, and your domain will be officially managed by the new registrar.