Prepare your website first if you want to transfer ownership of your domain. Disable your domain privacy settings, update the current admin email address, and unlock the domain. Overlooking these steps will delay the process. Registrars cannot perform the necessary confirmation process on locked websites with outdated information.
Afterward, reach out to your registrar. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) states that registrars require some type of confirmation system, which domain owners would have to fulfill within 60 days.
To avoid any mishaps and delays when transferring domain ownership, follow the steps below:
If you find yourself stuck between any of these steps, contact your registrar. Different registrars have varying procedures, so you might end up needing assistance at some point in the transfer. Similarly, other registrars have a more streamlined process.
Also, prepare the necessary documents in advance. Any delays in submitting the requirements might force your registrar to move your transfer request to a later date. Keep track of their deadlines.
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Paul Bohrer initially worked with Gab Crothers when he put up his first business. After years of trial and error, he knows what works and what doesn’t. As a certified IT Expert, he is always happy to write about what he has learned, to help you create the site you have envisioned. He shares this research on his posts for Page Kits as well.