Transferring a domain

When you are transferring a .com, .net, .org, .info, or .biz domain registration from one registrar to another, there are specific steps you will need to take to prepare your domain. Below are the details to prepare your domain for transfer with your current registrar and then submit the transfer request with AdriaHost.
More details on the transfer process and on how to move from a specific registrar can be found here.

Steps to move your domain registration to AdriaHost:

1. Verify that the domain name is eligible for transfer
To make sure your domain name can be transferred, log in to your current registrar and check the following:
• The initial registration of the domain name was at least 60 days ago
• The domain has been with your current registrar for at least 60 days.
• The domain name is not on hold with your current registrar

2. Prepare your domain for transfer:
• Disable Whois privacy protection tool or Private Registration for your domain
• Verify you have access to the email within the domain’s WHOIS Administrative contact
• Unlock your domain – remove the registrar lock you may have set for added security
• Obtain the EPP code (transfer authorization code) from the current registrar

3. Check your email for the verification request.
The email will be sent to the Administrative contact on your domain’s WHOIS. It is sent from email address. This may take a few hours to arrive (and please be sure check your spam folders just in case). If you have not received this within a few hours of your initial request, please contact support for assistance.

More details on domain preparation & what can cause a transfer to fail:
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:

Domain is not more than 60 days old or has been transferred within the last 60 days:
Per ICANN regulations, a domain that has been newly registered or transferred from one registrar to another within the last 60 days is not eligible for transfer.

The domain is locked or on hold with the current registrar:
Most domains will have a Registrar Lock in place for added security. We recommend you leave these in place unless you are transferring a domain from one registrar to another. You should have access to remove these directly within your account at your registrar. If you do not, contact their help department for assistance.
If the domain has a hold in place, it will be reflected in the domain status when you do a WHOIS lookup. These are usually put in place at either the registry or registrar level. You will not have direct access to remove these and will need to contact the loosing registrar for assistance in removing.

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