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Mon, Oct 22, 2012 5:37 PM

Account: Transfer a Domain to Another Host

Account: Transfer a Domain to Another Host

Here are instructions to transfer your domain to another provider.

Note: ICANN regulations require domains to be with a provider for 60 days before they can be transferred to a new hosting company. Therefore, you can only transfer your domain name to another host if it's been with us for 60 days.

    1. Click Domains in the left navigation menu.

    2. Scroll down to your domain name. There are 4 things you need to do before you start the transfer.

        • Edit Contact Info -- Make sure your email address is listed as the administrative contact. The authorization code (sometimes referred to as an EPP code or Domain password) will be sent to that email.

          **IMPORTANT- IF YOU CHANGE THE EMAIL ON FILE FOR YOUR DOMAIN**
          Please follow the instructions in this article:
          Important Domain Information



        • Unlock Domain -- Click Edit Domain Locking link and make sure your domain is unlocked.



        • Disable Privacy -- Click Show Privacy Status and confirm it's disabled or off.



        • Send Authorization Code -- Click Email your authorization code link. The next page will confirm the email address it will be sent to. Click Send to confirm.


    3. Once you've completed all 4 things, your domain is now ready to transfer out.

    4. Contact the new provider to start the transfer process with them.

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3 y ago

Hi Mike are you still working in this area?
I need to transfer a domain I did all the steps right and the new server say that you need to acept the transfer. But homestead is not acepting.

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As posted in your other topic, the transfer in under way. It can take up to 5 days to complete. It was started on 3/5/2018

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3 y ago

Trying to transfer three (3) domains from Homestead to WIX.
Finally it appears as though AmericanBuckskin.net is proceeding.
Still having problems with AmericanBuckskin.com and AmericanBuckskin.org
Can you see what I need to do to facilitate this transfer?

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The are both in the process of transferring. The registrar is allowed 5 days to complete the transfer.

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3 y ago

I am trying to transfer my domain at frsantosmendoza.com to a new host. I cannot get the code sent to me.  Followed all the instructions outlined...unlocked, disabled privacy, etc.

Every time I try to edit contact info it reverts back to emailnoreply@data-protected.net.  I change the address, but the change does not stick.

Looking up domain it shows Domain Name: FRSANTOSMENDOZA.COM
Domain ID: 1693223464_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar URL: http://tucowsdomains.com
Updated Date: 2018-05-26T12:14:27 
Creation Date: 2011-12-21T18:04:12

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The registrar is having some technical issues at the moment and is working to resolve them. What is the address that should be on there? Maybe I can get it for you.

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Hello Drew, I'm contacting you to request that you turn off all of my domain privacy settings, set the domains' admin contact to my personal email: jamesvibeproductions@msn.com And I will also need the transfer code. Thanks.

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I removed privacy and unlocked the domain. I also sent the code, but it is a different email address. Log into your account and go to the domains tab. Edit the contact info there. If you do not have access to the current email, then let me know before changing it. Any change of email must be verified by you from both old and new email address.

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Got it. Thanks Drew. 

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You're welcome

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3 y ago

Hi there,

I am transferring my domain sunshinelawnandsnow.com to a new registrar. I've confirmed that the settings within my dashboard have domain privacy turned off, the domain is unlocked, and the correct e-mail address is listed in the contact information. However, the new registrar says they cannot e-mail the confirmation code because the WHOIS listing still shows the "privacy-protect" e-mail address. Over a week has passed since I updated the settings to unlock the domain for transfer.

Thanks!

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Because of GDPR there is no longer a public visibility of your information. Tucows no longer displays the info publicly, but the transfer email should be forwarded to the address on the domain. Do you have access to domains@..........?

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I do -- seems the new registrar is unclear on this and didn't even attempt to send the code when they saw the privacy protect e-mail. I'll work with them going forward, thanks!

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Ok. Let me know if you need anything else.

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3 y ago

so I am asking for the authorization code to be sent and it states there is an error obtaining my email !! ! ! ! Yet, I checked it and it is OK
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I'm sorry you were having trouble with that. I sent that auth code from my end.
What is the reason you are looking to transfer your domain out of Homestead?

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3 y ago

I am frustrated, I can not transfer my domain from Homestead to Wix and I keep coming back to this conversation of 6 years ago and no live person to chat with or call. I have asked questions and can not find where to go to see response. I am doing the steps at Wix and I can not even get to the need for the authorization code because it takes the domain can not be transferred. I would appreciate help but not sure how to get it
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Hello  Donald1041

If you scroll up, you'll see the last question you asked and my response. I sent the authorization code for you yesterday. Please check alpacasofsunshinefarm@juno.com. If you don't see it in the inbox, please check spam. I have also unlocked the domain and made sure privacy is removed, so everything that we can do to help you transfer this domain has been done.

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3 y ago

What are the steps to move, or actually access, my actual email files to the new host so that my email is moved also?
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Hello Carrie2250

Emails cannot be transferred. You will need to archive your emails using a program like Outlook before you transfer your domain.

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3 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled transferring my domain.

how do i transfer from homestead to Square space

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2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Transfer my domain.

How do I transfer my domain from Homestead.

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2 y ago

I have transferred my domain name to a Wix site. through my registrar, but homestead is telling me I can't delete my site because a domain name is pointed to it. The domain name goes to my Wix site. How do I delete this site on homestead that I no longer want? Thanks.

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Thanks, but I've already done this, as I said above. My nameservers are not with homestead but another registrar and I've done that change. Why is homestead saying the domain is connected to homestead, when it is no longer. 

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Is your domain name registered with homestead?
Use this link to review your domain details: https://whois.icann.org/en

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No, as I said above, it is not.

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Logon to homestead and use your account summary to "cancel all services".

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2 y ago

I am running into the same issue.  when I try to publish my account on GoDaddy I keep getting this:

Just one more step...

You have chosen to publish your site to an external domain you bought from another company. There are just a few more steps and you will be online with a secure site in no time.

  1. Log into your domain provider's website and change the domain's A Record.
  2. Wait 20 minutes for the site to be secured.
  3. Re-Publish your website. This will successfully install the SSL certificate.
For help, refer to the article Connect My Website to Another Domain

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In your Homestead account, go to the domains tab. Under the desired domain, click on Advanced DNS settings. There you can edit the DNS records. Make the changes that GoDaddy provides you.

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2 y ago

Can I transfer my domain now although it hasn't been 60 days. I saw the option to opt out in which I did. Its not letting me choose any other option to transfer the domain to. Thanks
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Hello,

You cannot opt out of the 60 day transfer lock with a new domain. You can point your domain via nameservers or IP address in the meantime.

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Ok thank you, and how can I redirect everything. When I click on domain and then change site association, it doesn't give me the option to input the nameservers or IP Address. It just shows homestead.
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If you want to update the nameservers, I would recommend clicking on "Edit your nameservers"
If you are wanting to update the DNS (an IP address), I recommend clicking on "Advanced DNS settings" It just depends on which one you choose to use.

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Hi, I don't see any of those options. Is it under domain?
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Yes, right under where you would click "Change Site Association"

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1 m ago

Thank you for this information.