Migrating a user account from a Domain of One’s Own instance to a Reclaim Shared Hosting server is actually quite a simple process since we manage both servers.
Feel free to use the language below to send to your graduating students.
Migrating to Reclaim Hosting
-If you already have a Top-Level domain (i.e. yourdomain.com) choose the I will use my existing domain and update my nameservers option.
-If your current website content exists on a subdomain (i.e. yourdomain.yourschool.com), select the Register a New Domain option.
-Enter top-level domain name
-Complete the sign-up process/pay invoice. If you choose the Student/Individual Plan, your invoice total should be $30.00.
-Send a support request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following message:
Hello Reclaim Hosting Support,
I am graduating from (your school) and I would like to migrate my account, (your domain), to Reclaim Hosting. Please let me know if you need anything else from me.
A member of Reclaim Hosting support will respond & help you get your account migrated within 24 hrs.
If you would like to continue using your domain after graduation but would like to migrate it elsewhere, complete the following the steps:
-If you have a Top-Level domain (i.e. yourdomain.com), send a request to the Domain of One’s Own support team at your school asking them to unlock your domain, turn privacy protect off, and send you the transfer EPP code. These three items are required in order to initiate a successful domain transfer.
-Next, follow the instructions provided by your new hosting platform on transferring domains/migrating websites. You can find instructions for common hosting platforms below:
- -GoDaddy Transfers: https://www.godaddy.com/domains/domain-transfer
- -Wix Transfers: https://support.wix.com/en/article/transferring-a-domain-purchased-elsewhere-to-wix
- -WordPress Domain Mapping: https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/
- – Squarespace Domain Transfer: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206542037