Issuing a domain transfer indicates that you want the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to recognize a different registrar for your website. Transfers typically only take seven business days. However, the process might take longer if your registrar cannot verify the identity of the current admin on your website.
Some of the most common reasons why website administrators switch registrars include:
Carefully peruse the ICANN’s guidelines before pushing through with a domain transfer. Note that registrars lose profits when a client leaves. As such, expect them to make the process a bit more tedious than necessary to discourage you from switching registrars.
Also, keep track of the charges. Do not agree to pay cancellation or contract termination fees unless these were explicitly stated in your prior contracts. If you encounter any issues, contact ICANN.
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