How To Move / Transfer A Domain Name To A New Host / Owner / Person / Or Account

In this video I'm in a show you how to transfer your domain name from one place to another

place it's a very easy process and him to show you in this video hi my name is Adam

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that I got that out of the way let's go through the process of transferring a domain name

actually some just asked me for help with this I thought to be a great topic for a video

show you where I have all my domain names registered and that's with a company called

name cheap now most people just use Go Daddy is the first one they think of all just go

to Go Daddy however I find that name cheap is just much better it's a little less expensive

but that's not why I use them I like their interface better and I just really know like

much that has to do with Go Daddy on a personal level but there definitely changing I think

name cheap is probably like the number two company to register and store your domain

name set and it's the one that I've always used when you first register a domain name

they also give you a domain privacy for free but you do have to pay to renew that if you

wanted to so because there are so many different places that you can have your domain name

registered this video I'm going to be mostly talking about how to do it in the concept

not actually showing you because I can show you for the 50 different companies that you

could have your domain name registered at and I'm in a show you how to transfer to name

cheap but the process is going to be pretty much the same for any place you want to transfer

your domain name to I like to keep my domain names that name cheap versus with a web hosting

that's just for being able to move around really easily so I'm a no show you how to

do it right now okay some unnamed James website and any place you want to transfer a domain

name to their and have a register your domain name option any transfer your domain name

option some go ahead and click on domains and then transfer right here and so all you

need to do in this scenario is go ahead and put in the domain name that you want to transfer

some to enter a domain name right now it's not my domain name it's someone who's I know

their domain name sums can go ahead and enter that now and show you what it says okay it's

digital age.com the guy that has this domain name and I know he's going to have something

on it that I want to demonstrate so there are a couple requirements before you can transfer

a domain name let me first refer over here to the documents for name cheap now I wanted

show you that I'm and explain it all right now but if you wanted specific instructions

for your specific situation I'm sure a quick Google search would definitely show that for

yourself here's the document is very wordy but I'm in explain it so before you this couple

steps for you can transfer right so the first thing you need to do is right here here's

a requirement the domain name you want to transfer can not have been registered under

60 days ago or transferred someplace else under 60 days ago so as long as you registered

your domain name over 60 days ago or you transferred somewhere over 60 days ago then you want to

transfer it someplace else you are in the clear the second one right here is the domain

name must not be locked so when you register a domain name like for instance with Go Daddy

they give you the option to lock it in that prevents any kind of changes happening on

the domain names you're have to go in and unlock it next let's take a look at the third

thing right here it says your domain must show a valid email address when you register

a domain name there's three contacts that are associated with it and one of them is

the admin contact and that's a name and email address and an address and there's an email

address there and so you need to be able to receive emails at that email address because

what happens in this process an email to verify things is going to go to that email address

and so what this means is if you have privacy enabled on your domain name Juergen it temporarily

have to disable that very that privacy feature that you might have purchased your NAFTA disable

that in your and I want to make sure that that email addresses in some dummy email address

you might've put and it's a real email address that's going to go to you so this is what

happens okay so here I am I I'm on name chief I put the domain name in and it's given me

some information so right now under it tells tells you where the domain names registered

at Go Daddy it tells you if it's a locked and right here it says it's unlocked so great

to for two were were doing pretty good admin email and it says unknown this is because

this domain name has the privacy turned on if it didn't have the privacy turned on it

will show you the email address on that record so because there is privacy on that domain

name it says unknown so you can come here and if you put your domain name and you'll

see all guys I gotta resolve this email address issue let me go ahead and put a different

domain name enema to put one in that is mine it is it's show the demo to click on transfer

and let's see what it shows me okay here we go it saying it is unlocked and right here

it's showing an admin email and this email address does go to me so this is an example

of a domain name that is all pretty much ready to go it's meeting these requirements it's

it's older than 60 days it's not doesn't have privacy turned on its unlocked I know I'm

good to go now let's go back to those instructions so this is really that first step of what

you need it's pretty simple basic stuff there okay so now what you need to do is where your

domain name currently is you need to get something called an EPP code or it might be referred

to as an authorization code so there you to give you this code in Juergen and need to

put that in for example where is it\'85 Right here you're gonna need to put that code in

right here so then what happens is when you get that authorization code you pasted in

here you can check out pay for the domain name and then an email is going to be sent

right here and what is going to do is that she is verifying that the email in the ownership

and all of that will be a link you click on it transfer is initiated and your domain name

will be transferred within maybe 30 minutes or maybe up to five days depending on where

it's coming from so it's coming from like a Go Daddy or a big company like that it will

be very very quick the transfer will happen so now the next question is probably well

how do I get that EPP code or how do I do some of the specific things so on this document

and as a matter fact I put a link to this in the video description when you scroll down

it has these associated articles and so remember I just said a moment ago just Google for specific

instructions based upon your where your name is registered and where you wanted a transfer

to well right here these results will end up coming up if any of those says name cheap

so for example here is specific instructions for Go Daddy specific intra-instructions for

name.com's let's go ahead and click and go daddy and when you scroll down to gives you

perfect images on how to unlock your domain name right here and then right here tells

you how to get your authorization code right here in a just walking you through and then

there's your authorization code looks like Go Daddy emails it to you you click send and

you'll get it that way and this is telling you how to turn off that privacy so for example

if you're transferring from Go Daddy to name cheap you've got it all here very simple to

follow with some images so it's just a really simple process number one you need to make

sure that the domain name privacy is off number two the administrative contact email actually

goes to you and you get your authorization code with that you can go and transfer your

domain name pretty much anywhere so obviously the the big variable is how do you turn off

the domain name privacy how do you get that authorization code and stuff like that and

so where I guarantee you where you have your domain name registered they have the support

they have support documents and they have support staff you can just send a message

Hank how do I get an authorization code for this domain name so it's very easy to get

the little bits of help that you might need now I have transferred domain names from very

random places and sometimes you have to get those codes from the support I've experienced

that before and they took a long time to actually provide that back and that's why like to keep

my domain names just that name cheap and once your domain names that name cheap you can

pointed to anywhere you want any Webhost you want so if you had it on one host and then

you want to switch to a different host you can easily change it because your domain names

there and you can just change the DNS settings that should be for totally different video

now the next question you might be thinking is will there be any downtime when I transfer

my domain name the answer is 99% percent likeliness that there won't be any downtime but you might

have these little offshoot fringe little tiny companies and they kind of get all screwy

and stuff like that so there is is the slightest possibility but 99% chance that you won't

have any downtime so I wouldn't really worry about that soap anyways this video is just

about how easy it is to transfer your domain names I also recommend and personally use

name cheap I'll have a link to this article I have a link to name cheap down below and

if you are looking for a different Webhost also provided some links down below to some

recommended Webhost that I have so that's it for this video if you had any questions

I didn't cover feel free to leave a comment in the comment section down below I'll definitely

love to answer it for you and help you out in any way that I can they wanted to share

with me down below as well what is your favorite place and to have your domain names registered

at and why well anyways thank you for watching this video