Requirements for Transfer

Before transferring a domain, it’s important to check if the domain is eligible to transfer.  If the domain meets all these requirements then it can be transferred to Reclaim Hosting.

Requirements for Domain Transfers

–60 Days:

Domains must be at their current registrar for 60 days before transferring them to a new registrar. This applies to both newly registered domains and recently transferred domains.

–Domain Privacy:

Domain privacy must be turned off before initiating a transfer.  All of our domains have the option to have ID Protect on them, which masks their contact information. It can be a useful tool for students who are worried about putting their information online. Because of this, domain privacy needs to be turned off in order to get the emails to approve the transfer.

–Registrar Lock: The domain must have its Registrar Lock turned off before initiating the transfer. This is another important step.

The domain must have its Registrar Lock turned off before initiating the transfer. This is another important step. The registrar lock is put in place to prevent domain hijacking.

 

We also recommend that nameservers are changed before initiating the transfer process as some registrars can take 5-7 days to complete a transfer and the ability to point to our servers will be locked during that time so having it done ahead of time can help someone get started immediately. That being said if they’re transferring a site it’s good to get the content migrated before changing nameservers.

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