How to transfer a domain to Hostingly

Introduction

Transferring a domain name from one registrar to another is a relatively straightforward process. Whether you have a .uk domain or a non-.uk domain (such as .com, .org, .net), this guide will walk you through the general steps involved in transferring your domain to Hostingly.

Please note that specific instructions may vary slightly depending on the domain registrar you are transferring from, but the fundamental steps remain the same.

Transferring a .uk Domain to Hostingly

Transferring a .uk domain name, like .co.uk, .org.uk, or .me.uk, is a relatively simple process. Here are the general steps:

  • Choose Hostingly as Your New Registrar: Decide to transfer your .uk domain to Hostingly, a domain registrar that supports .uk domains and provides domain transfer services.
  • Prepare the Domain: Ensure that your .uk domain is in good standing with your current registrar. It should not be expired or locked due to any disputes.
  • Unlock the Domain: Log in to your current registrar’s account and unlock the domain if it’s locked. This ensures that the domain can be transferred.
  • Retrieve the IPS Tag: Obtain the IPS tag required for Hostingly. Hostingly’s IPS tag is “HOSTINGLY” (uppercase).
  • Initiate the Transfer: Visit Hostingly’s website and start the domain transfer process. You will usually need to provide the domain name, IPS tag, and any other necessary information.
  • Confirm and Authorise: Complete the required steps to confirm and authorize the transfer. This may involve verifying your email address or entering an authorization code (EPP code) if applicable.
  • Pay Transfer Fees: Some registrars may charge a fee for domain transfers. Ensure that you have paid any necessary fees to Hostingly.
  • Wait for Confirmation: The transfer process may take several days. You will receive email notifications from both the old and new registrars regarding the transfer status.
  • Accept the Transfer: If the transfer request is successful, you may need to accept the transfer at Hostingly’s website.
  • Verify Domain Settings: After the transfer is complete, review and configure your domain settings with Hostingly, including DNS records and contact information.

 

Transferring a Non-.uk Domain to Hostingly

Transferring a non-.uk domain (e.g., .com, .org, .net) involves additional steps compared to .uk domains. Here’s a general outline of the process:

  • Select Hostingly as Your New Registrar: Choose Hostingly, a reputable domain registrar that supports the domain extension you want to transfer (e.g., .com, .org).
  • Prepare the Domain: Ensure that your domain is eligible for transfer. It should not be expired, and you should have access to the domain’s administrative email address.
  • Unlock the Domain: Log in to your current registrar’s account and unlock the domain if it’s locked for security purposes.
  • Retrieve an Authorisation Code: Some domain extensions require an authorization code (EPP code) for the transfer. Obtain this code from your current registrar.
  • Initiate the Transfer: Visit Hostingly’s website and initiate the domain transfer process. Provide the domain name, authorization code (if required), and any other requested information.
  • Pay Transfer Fees: Pay any transfer fees associated with the domain transfer. Different registrars may have varying fee structures.
  • Verify Administrative Contact Information: Ensure that the administrative contact information for the domain is accurate and up to date. This is crucial for the transfer process.
  • Confirm Transfer Request: Confirm the transfer request through the email sent to the domain’s administrative contact.
  • Wait for Confirmation: The transfer process may take several days. You will receive email notifications regarding the transfer status from both the old and new registrars.
  • Accept the Transfer: Once the transfer is approved, you may need to accept the transfer at Hostingly’s website.
  • Configure DNS and Settings: After the transfer is complete, review and configure your domain settings with Hostingly, including DNS records and contact information.

 

Please note that domain transfer processes can vary slightly depending on the domain registrar you are transferring from. Always follow the specific instructions provided by your current registrar and Hostingly to ensure a successful domain transfer.