How to Transfer Your Domain Names to DomainsNow4U.com®
On this page you will find details of how to transfer your domain names to our registration service.
We provide useful tips and advice to ensure that your domain name transfer is completed without a hitch.
There are just 5 easy steps, but all 5 steps are important so please don't skip!
OK, here we go...
To ensure a successful registrar transfer, your domain name needs to comply with this...
► The domain you want to transfer is .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, .US or .NAME. We also accept transfers for .MOBI, .CC, .TV and .EU domain names. All domains must have been registered or renewed more than 60 days ago.
► Your domain's Administrative Contact email address must be valid and working, free from spam filters. (See Step 2 below for details).
► Your domain is not subject to any dispute.
► Your domain must be current. Expired domain names cannot be transferred.
► Make sure your domain is 'un-locked' at your current registrar. Most registrars use an
automatic lock to avoid hijacking.
► You need to obtain a "transfer authorization code" from your current registrar before
submitting your transfer request to us.
► Your domain name should have at least 10 days to run before expiry. This is
because the transfer process can take a week or more to complete, and your old registrar will deny the
transfer if your domain has expired or is about to expire. If your domain has less than 10 days to go before
expiry, we recommend you renew for 1 year with your current registrar. Then, 60 days after renewal, return to
http://www.domainsnow4u.com and start the transfer.
You will not lose any validity time because our transfer process adds 1 year to your
domain's current expiry date. So after the transfer to us is complete, your domain will then have 2 years validity.
What to do?
► Make sure you have no problem with any of the
conditions in Step 1 above.
► Check that the email address of the Administrative Contact of the domain name you
want to transfer is valid and working.
► If you do not know the email address of the Administrative Contact for your domain, you
can find it by using our "WHOIS" database or the "WHOIS" link at the web site of
your existing registrar.
► If you are not sure if your Administrative Contact email address is valid and working, try sending yourself a test email to verify. Also check that there are no spam filters installed.
► If the email address of your domain's Administrative Contact is out of date, please
login to your current registrar account and update the email address.
► The reason you need to do these things is provided in Step 3, below.
Because when you submit your transfer request, our system will send an email to your domain's registered Administrative Contact to confirm the transfer request.
The Administrative Contact of your domain must respond to our email. If there is no response, the transfer of your domain cannot proceed.
This step is necessary in order to verify that the domain transfer request is genuine, and has not been initiated by an unauthorized person.
Help and Information
► Your credit card will not be charged until the Admin. Contact has confirmed the transfer request. Once confirmed, our low transfer charge will add 12 months to your domain's existing expiry date. The cost for a .COM transfer is currently as low as $6.95. Follow this link for a full list of all TLD transfer pricing.
► Once your domain transfer request has been confirmed, we will contact your prior registrar to request transfer of your domain(s) to our registration service. Before he acts, your prior registrar may require additional confirmation from you. Often these emails are time limited so the transfer will fail if you don't respond in time. Consequently, please look out for any messages from your prior registrar and respond to them promptly.
► Our Frequently Asked Questions answers most questions about domain transfers. However, if you have checked our FAQs and you still have a question, please email me, Fred Bunzl, with full details and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Once you are sure that you fulfil the domain transfer conditions listed above, please submit your domain transfer request.