Now this happens many times, especially with the newbie webmasters. They go for the “Hosting + Domain Registration” combo package from a local company at considerably high price for inadequate services. And when they check out the price and services offered by other reputable Hosting companies/ Domain Registrars, they want to change their Host/ Registrar.
Changing host, is comparatively easy..but what can be more difficult is Registrar shifting. So lets start with the Registrar Shifting process.
First of all choose a suitable Domain Registrar, depending upon your needs. You must always check for the promotional offers available with various big Domain Registrars. Keep in mind “Domain Transfer” is not a free process. The registrar will charge some fee, approx. to 1 yr. “.com” registration fee – i.e. $7-8. Many registrars give 1 yr. registration free with transfer.
Now, once you’ve chosen your new registrar, go to your old Registrar’s domain manager and look for the security code. If you have locked the domain, first step will be to unlock it. Once you got the security code. Go to new Registrar, check for “Domain Transfer” option and enter that code.
If you have entered the code correctly, there will be one notification on the email address associated with that domain. When you rceeive that email, you need to do nothing. Just wait for the estimated days, usually upto 7 days, and you can see your domain in new Registrar’s Domain List.
Thats it, you have transferred your domain successfully to your new Registrar.