Domain name registration transfer occurs if you are going to take the registration of your domain name from your existing domain name registrar and transfer it to the new provider of the domain name registration services.
It is worth mentioning that many customers prefer to keep domain name registration and web hosting services at one place at single provider and the reason is self-explanatory. You will not need to keep in mind different login and password details, URLs to control panels to manage the services that you have ordered and to chat with different technical support representatives.
Once you have decided to move your domain(s) to another company it is essential point to verify if the web hosting and domain name registration service provide really accepts the transfer of domain names as some companies may reject to re-register the domain name.
Eskhosting provides reliable web hosting with PHP Mysql, WAP hosting and domain name registration services. We register a wide range of generic top level domains (gTLD) and regional country code domains (ccTLD) with Whois privacy and domain name registration transfer services available.
Let’s take a look at the process and peculiarities of the domain name registration transfer process and explain how we handle it.
First of all please note that registration not of all domain names can be actually transferred. Domain name registration transfer is available for .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .us, .name, .cn, .ru domain names. Once we get a request for the domain name transfer the first thing that we will check is that the domain name in question is transferable. Once it is determined that the domain name can be transferred, the transfer process is initiated. The details of the domain name need a couple of hours to be verified. An e-mail will be sent to the Administrative contact for the domain name listed in public Whois database at the moment of transfer request. Please make sure that you have access to that very e-mail box. Domain name can only be transferred if the administrative contact of the domain name has responded positively to the e-mail message asking for permission to transfer the domain name in question.
You should also note that for domain name registration transfer a special auth code is required. This code should be obtained from the initial domain name registrar as it is generated at his place. Getting the authorization code is very important and is obligatory as it is assigned to allow the domain name to be transferred over the registrars. A standard auth code contains from 6 to 16 characters. A transfer authorization code is required when transferring any com, net, org, biz, info, name, us, cn domain name from one registrar to another.
It is strongly not recommended to transfer domain names that have been recently renewed as it may result the loss of the renewal year. The renewal year will be lost if the domain name was renewed during the grace period (that is 45 days period after the expiration of the domain name) and if 45 days have not yet passed since the expiration date.
When all the procedures are executed, the global registry (ICANN) is notified and within a certain period of time the domain name is transferred over the registrars. The registration period will be automatically extended to a year.
All transfers between the registrars are being regulated by ICANN Inter-Registrar Transfer policy adoption of which was announced on July 12, 2004 and which is in effect beginning on 12 November 2004.
Upon successful transfer your Registrar of Record will be changed and will display Tucows (as M. & S. & P. GLOBAL LIMITED doing business as Eskhosting is authorized reseller of domain name registrations of Tucows, ICANN accredited registrar).