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A domain transfer can typically take between 5 to 7 working days to complete.

To ensure a smooth transfer within this timeframe, we require two key elements: accurate information and your current hosting provider’s full cooperation.

Kindly provide us with the correct details and remind your hosting provider to assist us promptly, after initiating the transfer process.

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Additional Information:

Registrant Housekeeping

  • Keep your domain owner’s contact information up to date, as the previous service provider may need to communicate for verification purposes.
  • Domain transfers are subject to certain conditions:
    • a newly registered domain may not be transferred withing the first 60-day period after purchase date
    • the domain owner has no outstanding debt with the previous service provider causing them to not release an authorization code
    • there are no disputes over the domain itself
    • the domain’s renewal has not lapsed and the domain is not in redemption.
  • By understanding the various phases and factors influencing the domain transfer process, you can navigate this journey smoothly and ensure a successful transition to your new service provider. 
  • If you have any questions or concerns during the process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Hosted.com for assistance.

What is a domain transfer?

A domain transfer is the process in which the owner of a domain name (the Registrant) switches from one ISP, Registrar, or hosting provider to another. Domain transfers can be for a number of reasons; moving your website and hosting to another provider and you want to transfer your domain name as well. You could have a number of domains registered with different providers and want to consolidate them to another Registrar, or provider that has the best domain management system and control panel. Please note, that you cannot transfer a domain within 60 days of its registration, in accordance with the ICANN policy, enforcing a 60-day Change of Registrant lock.

How the domain transfer process works

Initiating the Transfer

The process starts with the domain owner beginning the transfer on the new hosting provider’s platform, Hosted.com. This involves providing an authorization code (EPP code) obtained from the current provider.

Verification and Confirmation

The Hosted.com then sends a transfer request to the previous service provider. To ensure security, they will send an email to the domain owner, requesting verification and confirmation of this request.

Release From the Previous Provider

Upon verification, the previous provider releases the domain to the Hosted.com. This step involves updating the domain’s status and providing the necessary authorization.

Transfer Period

The transfer period also referred to as the “transfer window,” begins. During this time, which may span up to several days, DNS records are globally updated to point to Hosted.com’s domain name servers (DNS).


Once the transfer is successfully completed, the domain falls under the management of Hosted.com. The Whois Lookup information will have been automatically updated to reflect the changes.


While the entire process can range from a few days to seven working day, most transfers are concluded within 5 to 7 days. The actual duration depends on the policies and efficiency of the service providers involved, as well as any additional verification steps they may implement.

Domain Transfer Scams

Domain transfer scams are fraudulent activities utilized by hackers during the process of moving domains from one registrar to another.

Scammers deceive domain owners into transferring their domain names, while exploiting the domain registration and transfer process to gain control of valuable domains for various malicious purposes.

Fake Renewal Notices

Scammers send fraudulent emails posing as domain registrars, often claiming the recipient’s domain is expiring. They may provide a link to a fake web page where the victim is prompted to transfer the domain to renew it.

Phishing Attacks

Phishing emails are specifically designed to trick owners into revealing their login credentials. Scammers often use fake domain registrar websites that pose legitimate ones, prompting users to log in and unknowingly handover their information.

Unauthorized Transfer Requests

Some scammers attempt to initiate unauthorized transfers of domains by exploiting vulnerabilities in the domain registrar’s security or by gaining access to the domain owner’s account credentials.

If you have any questions or concerns during the process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Hosted.com’s expert Support Team for assistance.

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