Transferring a domain from another registrar
Transferring a domain you already own is not too much different from registering a new domain, except the transfer process requires an EPP code , or an agreement code obtained from your registrar that allows the registrar to release your domain.
Head to your Client Area and click domains > transfer domains to us .
You will be prompted to enter your EPP code on the same screen where we ask if you’d like to buy the identity protection.
How to find your EPP Code :
Namecheap (they provide some of the most comprehensive info on this process, if you’re interested)
At this stage, here are a few items to note:
- If you have whois protection enabled through your outside registrar, you must disable it temporarily before you initiate the transfer. This is because we will send an authorization email to confirm the email address paired with your domain. (This is a “are you really sure you want to transfer?” message.)
- You must click the confirmation link in the email we send, or you will have to start the process over!
- The domain must be older than 60 days.
- The domain must have no other transfers in the last 60 days.
- The domain transfer process can take up to 5 days.
If your domain registrar doesn’t appear here, you can do a Google search for “epp code” and then the name of your registrar. If you’re still having troubles finding your EPP code, send a support ticket our way.
Once we confirm that your domain has successfully been transferred, you can head back up to the setting up your new domain section of this tutorial to set it up as an addon domain.