How To Move / Transfer A Domain Name To A New Host / Owner / Person / Or Account

In this video I’m in a show you how to transfer
your domain name from one place to another place it’s a very easy process and him to
show you in this video hi my name is Adam from were I make WordPress videos
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want video notifications from YouTube so now that I got that out of the way let’s go through
the process of transferring a domain name actually some just asked me for help with
this I thought to be a great topic for a video show you where I have all my domain names
registered and that’s with a company called name cheap now most people just use Go Daddy
is the first one they think of all just go to Go Daddy however I find that name cheap
is just much better it’s a little less expensive but that’s not why I use them I like their
interface better and I just really know like much that has to do with Go Daddy on a personal
level but there definitely changing I think name cheap is probably like the number two
company to register and store your domain name set and it’s the one that I’ve always
used when you first register a domain name they also give you a domain privacy for free
but you do have to pay to renew that if you wanted to so because there are so many different
places that you can have your domain name registered this video I’m going to be mostly
talking about how to do it in the concept not actually showing you because I can show
you for the 50 different companies that you could have your domain name registered at
and I’m in a show you how to transfer to name cheap but the process is going to be pretty
much the same for any place you want to transfer your domain name to I like to keep my domain
names that name cheap versus with a web hosting that’s just for being able to move around
really easily so I’m a no show you how to do it right now okay some unnamed James website
and any place you want to transfer a domain name to their and have a register your domain
name option any transfer your domain name option some go ahead and click on domains
and then transfer right here and so all you need to do in this scenario is go ahead and
put in the domain name that you want to transfer some to enter a domain name right now it’s
not my domain name it’s someone who’s I know their domain name sums can go ahead and enter
that now and show you what it says okay it’s digital the guy that has this domain
name and I know he’s going to have something on it that I want to demonstrate so there
are a couple requirements before you can transfer a domain name let me first refer over here
to the documents for name cheap now I wanted show you that I’m and explain it all right
now but if you wanted specific instructions for your specific situation I’m sure a quick
Google search would definitely show that for yourself here’s the document is very wordy
but I’m in explain it so before you this couple steps for you can transfer right so the first
thing you need to do is right here here’s a requirement the domain name you want to
transfer can not have been registered under 60 days ago or transferred someplace else
under 60 days ago so as long as you registered your domain name over 60 days ago or you transferred
somewhere over 60 days ago then you want to transfer it someplace else you are in the
clear the second one right here is the domain name must not be locked so when you register
a domain name like for instance with Go Daddy they give you the option to lock it in that
prevents any kind of changes happening on the domain names you’re have to go in and
unlock it next let’s take a look at the third thing right here it says your domain must
show a valid email address when you register a domain name there’s three contacts that
are associated with it and one of them is the admin contact and that’s a name and email
address and an address and there’s an email address there and so you need to be able to
receive emails at that email address because what happens in this process an email to verify
things is going to go to that email address and so what this means is if you have privacy
enabled on your domain name Juergen it temporarily have to disable that very that privacy feature
that you might have purchased your NAFTA disable that in your and I want to make sure that
that email addresses in some dummy email address you might’ve put and it’s a real email address
that’s going to go to you so this is what happens okay so here I am I I’m on name chief
I put the domain name in and it’s given me some information so right now under it tells
tells you where the domain names registered at Go Daddy it tells you if it’s a locked
and right here it says it’s unlocked so great to for two were were doing pretty good admin
email and it says unknown this is because this domain name has the privacy turned on
if it didn’t have the privacy turned on it will show you the email address on that record
so because there is privacy on that domain name it says unknown so you can come here
and if you put your domain name and you’ll see all guys I gotta resolve this email address
issue let me go ahead and put a different domain name enema to put one in that is mine
it is it’s show the demo to click on transfer and let’s see what it shows me okay here we
go it saying it is unlocked and right here it’s showing an admin email and this email
address does go to me so this is an example of a domain name that is all pretty much ready
to go it’s meeting these requirements it’s it’s older than 60 days it’s not doesn’t have
privacy turned on its unlocked I know I’m good to go now let’s go back to those instructions
so this is really that first step of what you need it’s pretty simple basic stuff there
okay so now what you need to do is where your domain name currently is you need to get something
called an EPP code or it might be referred to as an authorization code so there you to
give you this code in Juergen and need to put that in for example where is it’85 Right
here you’re gonna need to put that code in right here so then what happens is when you
get that authorization code you pasted in here you can check out pay for the domain
name and then an email is going to be sent right here and what is going to do is that
she is verifying that the email in the ownership and all of that will be a link you click on
it transfer is initiated and your domain name will be transferred within maybe 30 minutes
or maybe up to five days depending on where it’s coming from so it’s coming from like
a Go Daddy or a big company like that it will be very very quick the transfer will happen
so now the next question is probably well how do I get that EPP code or how do I do
some of the specific things so on this document and as a matter fact I put a link to this
in the video description when you scroll down it has these associated articles and so remember
I just said a moment ago just Google for specific instructions based upon your where your name
is registered and where you wanted a transfer to well right here these results will end
up coming up if any of those says name cheap so for example here is specific instructions
for Go Daddy specific intra-instructions for’s let’s go ahead and click and go
daddy and when you scroll down to gives you perfect images on how to unlock your domain
name right here and then right here tells you how to get your authorization code right
here in a just walking you through and then there’s your authorization code looks like
Go Daddy emails it to you you click send and you’ll get it that way and this is telling
you how to turn off that privacy so for example if you’re transferring from Go Daddy to name
cheap you’ve got it all here very simple to follow with some images so it’s just a really
simple process number one you need to make sure that the domain name privacy is off number
two the administrative contact email actually goes to you and you get your authorization
code with that you can go and transfer your domain name pretty much anywhere so obviously
the the big variable is how do you turn off the domain name privacy how do you get that
authorization code and stuff like that and so where I guarantee you where you have your
domain name registered they have the support they have support documents and they have
support staff you can just send a message Hank how do I get an authorization code for
this domain name so it’s very easy to get the little bits of help that you might need
now I have transferred domain names from very random places and sometimes you have to get
those codes from the support I’ve experienced that before and they took a long time to actually
provide that back and that’s why like to keep my domain names just that name cheap and once
your domain names that name cheap you can pointed to anywhere you want any Webhost you
want so if you had it on one host and then you want to switch to a different host you
can easily change it because your domain names there and you can just change the DNS settings
that should be for totally different video now the next question you might be thinking
is will there be any downtime when I transfer my domain name the answer is 99% percent likeliness
that there won’t be any downtime but you might have these little offshoot fringe little tiny
companies and they kind of get all screwy and stuff like that so there is is the slightest
possibility but 99% chance that you won’t have any downtime so I wouldn’t really worry
about that soap anyways this video is just about how easy it is to transfer your domain
names I also recommend and personally use name cheap I’ll have a link to this article
I have a link to name cheap down below and if you are looking for a different Webhost
also provided some links down below to some recommended Webhost that I have so that’s
it for this video if you had any questions I didn’t cover feel free to leave a comment
in the comment section down below I’ll definitely love to answer it for you and help you out
in any way that I can they wanted to share with me down below as well what is your favorite
place and to have your domain names registered at and why well anyways thank you for watching
this video

63 Replies to “How To Move / Transfer A Domain Name To A New Host / Owner / Person / Or Account

  1. I am waiting for your video everyday. Sir, plz make a tutorial how to be secure in WordPress because some Turkey hacker group hacked my website 2 months back.

  2. Great tuts! sir i want to know how to transfer website from local webserver to Online host! i have a simple eCommerce website in WordPress now i want to move it to on actual online Hosting !

  3. Hi Adam!

    Love your videos, on your site wpcrafter front page you have a join now below your picture.

    How can I add one to my site? Am using the Sydney Theme. Also how do I fit my front page header image it seem to big big in height. I tried editing it, but still doesn't doing much.


  4. Hey Adam, I did the whole process you explained in this video! i changed the name servers which Cloudfare had provided me, but now i am unable to access my c-panel account properly, it doesn't load and it keeps logging me out. It says your session cookie is invalid. Any idea how i can get it back to normal?

  5. Hi Adam…what reason would someone want to transfer a domain name to begin with? Is it purely an economic decision?

  6. I've been with a company called for many many years. But, their system has become completely unreliable; my site is only up maybe 50 percent of the time now. I have to transfer my domain for sure. It's for my business. I'm kinda freaked out about it, but I pretty much have nothing to lose at this point. Have you ever done a domain transfer from

  7. I just subscribed lol I'm trying to transfer from a Squarespace platform to WordPress. I'm so impatient lol I know it cost money, but it's aggravating to have already purchased a domain name and how to keep it going. It has been active well over 60 days and I obtained the transfer key…but now I feel stuck on the DNS part of Squarespace….I've watched a few other tutorials and am mediocre "tech-savvy." I just want to switch over my domain as easily and cheaply as possible. I've already transferred and exported my content. Thank you for your videos!

  8. Hello Adam, long time no see. You still look as you did back in your ICOC/CSUN days…. Still living in SFV? Good job by the way….

  9. I have bought a hosting for one website, i don't wanna host that website yet. can a host another website on the same hosting.?Means can a change the name of website in the same place

  10. Thanks you for great video and detailed information. I was googling for some questions and you video gave the answer for that. Thanks again!

  11. Hi Adam, thanks for the great sharing. I have signed up a package with Weebly till next year 5/1/2019. Now, i want to start building my website using WordPress platform and I've decided to use A2 hosting to host my website. I want to know if I do the domain name transfer from Weebly to A2 hosting will my Weebly site stop working once the transfer takes effect. The reason is I still want to keep my Weebly site till 5/1/2019 while I work on my new WordPress site.

  12. Adam, I have used Bluehost for years, but only recently have they been less than enjoyable to work with. I'm transferring some of my websites to InMotion Hosting and Namecheap because I trust your advice, you have been so helpful to me. Thank you.

  13. so if i register domain in Namecheap and transfer it to siteground, i need to wait 60 days before i can transfer it?

  14. Good day sir. If ever i transfer my domain in other registrar they also change my domain information? Like. Country server location, city, etc.

  15. thank you for the video.
    I would like to know if you have made a video about how to forward 2 domaine's Names to one website.

  16. it is an idiot to wait for 60days to transfer the domain to another hosting, half of my paid domain is sitting there for nothing

  17. I bought a name on namecheap and want to build it on squarespace. Do I need to host through namecheap or can i host through host gator or am i even able to build AND host to squarespace

  18. Hi…Adam…I got my website done from one company…now I want to handle on my own . What type of details shd I take from that guy…How to get it transfer on my name…pls guide.


  20. Great video. I have a specific need. I have a WordPress site that is on a well-known hosting company. The issue is that the WordPress is driven from an Open Source configuration of the hosting company not the WordPress specific of that hosting company. Do you know how to transfer the site to the WordPress section? Essentially I am working within a hosting company and not migrating a WordPress site from one hosting company to another. Advice would be most appreciated.

  21. Thanks for this. One can tell you really know what you are doing. I have a question: If I buy a domain name and webhosting both from the same company, do I have to do the transfer thing? Sorry for the dumb question..

  22. your videos come up when i asking any WP questions .. Thank you Adam
    I wanna ask if I transfer a domain after 60 days. should I pay again from beginning.

  23. I am confused? I just signed up to site ground after hosting with godaddy for over 19 years and I have both my domain name and hosting on godaddy but want to move everything over before my godaddy account is set to renew in two months so I can just close down that account. What is the process of moving my website and attached domain to site-ground so I can manage all in one place?

  24. after deleting it will godadyy offer it again to clients if someone searched for the same name and extension ?

  25. hi. nice video. their is a problem with epizy com free domain. they have a limit of 10mb. when i try to download the backup it halts after 10mb of download. how can i transfer the webpage from epizy??

  26. hi. nice video. their is a problem with epizy com free domain. they have a limit of 10mb. when i try to download the backup it halts after 10mb of download. how can i transfer the webpage from epizy??

  27. Hi, can you please do a video of how to migrate CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 ! ๐Ÿ™ im very lost in this. Thank you

  28. I need to change the dns on weebly, and I unlock it already, when I change the dns it says error, I want to transfer it to wix

  29. I wish you would have talked about cost. Namecheap want to charge a $25 fee to transfer. Is this reasonable? What am I really paying $25 for?

  30. Hi Adam, thanks for your amazing topics and tutorials, as a beginner in this business,I have a domain with godaddy with "https"" and I want to move it to shopify, but direct transferring is not possible because the 60 days of purchasing time limit is not over yet it's only 32 days. I can redirect the domain or make an extension by …shopify, my question is : Which way is better until I can release my domain name? And if I use one or other would it be the same https format or should I change it again? Thanks Adam.

  31. Ok, I have a question:
    I deal with a web developer, and i want the domain.
    If i asked him to transfer the domain, does he can control the domain after he transfer it? Or there will be no control for him from the old registrer?

  32. So once the domain transfer is complete, will the old website stop working and will be run on the new hosting? Do I Need to cancel the old website or is this done automatically?

  33. I'm wanting to edit my wife's website back on my local, I have imported a full backup of the wordpress site into flywheel and then done same with Database, the issue is clicking Admin on flywheel now takes me to live site. How do I edit the database url to point back to mysite.local rather than live url?! googled and searched with no luck as I have no clue how to use that SSH thingy most show me

  34. If you already have a domain name that you transferred to, how do I connect it to my wix free website without having to pay for a premium plan?

  35. Great Vid. My preferred hosting provider is Siteground. Cheap, fast, good support, free SSL, environmentally friendly and they don't try to rip people off.

  36. When you say the Admin Email privacy feature has to be turned off, is this the same thing as ID protection, which keeps the domain owner's personal information private? Thanks

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