How to transfer your domain

Signup a Namecheap Account

If your domain has already been unlocked and you’re ready to begin the transfer, log in to your account and click the link below.

Domain transfers can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 days to complete. The exact time-frame depends on the domain’s TLD and the time required for your current registrar to complete the process.

follow these steps:

  1. Sign into your Namecheap account and go to the Transfer page (“Domains” drop-down menu).
  2. Enter your domain into the search bar, click “Transfer”.
  3. Verify that your domain is prepared for the transfer and checkboxes next to the corresponding fields.
  4. Provide the Auth/EPP code.
  5. Add the transfer to the cart and check out using your preferred payment method.

Shortly afterwards, the transfer will be initiated at the Registry level and the domain will acquire "pendingTransfer" status. Your previous registrar should release the domain within up to 5-7 calendar days. If they do not take any actions within this period, the transfer will be approved automatically. You may also check with them if it is possible to speed up outgoing transfers with them.

Note 1: Please remember that a domain transfer does not imply automatic DNS change. The nameservers for your domain will remain the same after the transfer and are not automatically changed to Namecheap DNS. If your domain is using the default DNS of your previous registrar, they will delete the domain from their DNS zone shortly after the transfer completion which will result in downtime of your website and/or email.

Note 2: If your domain expired with your previous registrar, and you've reactivated it (renewed after expiration) with them, please do not transfer it within 45 days of the previous expiration date. According to ICANN, the domain will be renewed for 1 year by the new registrar, but the reactivation year added to your domain by the previous registrar will be revoked. You may also lose renewal fees paid to the previous registrar. 

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