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How do I transfer a domain to another registrar

It's a large process, and this is only a rough overview.

1. Purchase and request domain transfer at the new registrar

When you purchase a domain transfer, some of the registrars may let you to keep all the time remaining on your existing registration, plus you may get a FREE 1-year extension. After the payment is processed, the status of the domain at the new registrar will be set to Authorization Required. You will also receive an email from the new registrar containing Transaction ID and Security Code.

2. Request authorization code at current registrar.

Login to your current registrar account and request for 'authorization code request'. You have to turn off the domain protection before you can request authorization code from the current registrar. Following screen shows the link from my current registrar that gave the option to request authorization code.

3. Authorization code received from current registrar.

You'll receive an email from current registrar with Authorization code.

4. Begin the transfer from the new registrar using the authorization code.

Go to the new registrar and begin the transfer process. At this stage, the new registrar will display the Status as "Authorization required" and the Recommended Action as "Authorization - Begin transfer authorization"

Enter the authorization code that was received from the current registrar and complete this process. After this step, the new registrar will display the Status as"Pending Current Registrar approval" and the Recommended Action as "Accept transfer at current registrar"

5. Email Notification from current registrar.

You will get an email from the current registrar confirming your transfer request. You don't need to take any action if you want to accept the transfer. If you wish to cancel the transfer, follow the link from the email.

6. Domain Transfer completed to new registrar

A final confirmation email from new registrar was received approximately 4 days after initiating the transfer at the current registrar. Please note that the current registrar has up to 5 days to release the transfer of the domain.

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How Do I Transfer Domains?

Transfers of domains can be complicated. But rest assured, NameBright has built some of the best tools in the world for managing transfers both inbound (to NameBright) and outbound (to other domain registrars). Once you are logged in, go to My Account > Transfers. Once you start a transfer we provide you with a transfer wizard that will explain all of the steps and what needs to be done to take care of transfers.

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What is GDPR Transfer Auto-Approval? This information might be out of context

Due to complexities of the European Union's GDPR, domain name transfers have become less secure. NameBright has changed its systems as of May, 2018 to make it so that all transfers out of NameBright need to be approved from within your account before a transfer will take place. Should you find this a nuisance and do not want this added level of security, you can turn it off here. But do note, if you turn this feature off, and your domain is unlocked, anyone who knows an auth code to your domain will be able to transfer it anywhere they want. With this feature turned on, you have to approve any outbound transfers from within your account.
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Sample Bulk Transfer Input Data This information might be out of context

You can transfer up to 5,000 domain names at a time to NameBright. If you are going to transfer more than 5,000 let NameBright know and we will help you make transfer as easy as possible.

To transfer multiple domains, you want your input to look like the following...

It does not matter if you have a space in the input. You can also separate domain and authorization code with a tab delimiter or pipe delimiter if you want.

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Auth Code Optional This information might be out of context

To transfer a domain name it must be unlocked at the current registrar. You will also need the "authorization code", also called an "auth code" or an "EPP code".

You can start a transfer at NameBright with or without the authorization code. However, we suggest you unlock the domain and get the authorization code prior to starting a domain transfer.

If you do not provide an authorization code prior to starting a transfer, you will be required to go to the current registrar, get the authorization code, and provide it to NameBright before the transfer is complete.

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When I Transfer a Domain do I Get Another Year of Registration? This information might be out of context

Yes, every time you transfer a domain to NameBright we will add 1 year to the current expiration date of the domain. If the domain name expires on August 13, 2017 and you transfer the domain, the new expiration date will be August 13, 2018 after the transfer has completed to NameBright.

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How Much do Renewals and Transfers Cost?

Unless otherwise noted, registrations, renewals and transfers are the same price at NameBright. There are a few less common domain extensions that do not follow this practice, but with most top-level domains you will find we charge the same price across the board.

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Transfer Domains Without Downtime!

Want to move a domain to NameBright without downtime? The easiest way is to create a category. Turn on all the category settings you need, configure everything upfront. Then, buy a test domain, or put a test domain into that category. Make sure everything is working correctly on the test domain. If it is, you are good to transfer your domains to NameBright, and most likely will not see downtime when your domain moves over!! Learn More About This

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What is Deleting Domains? This information might be out of context

Deleting domains is a feature we highly recommend you leave turned off on your account.

However, if you foresee the need to delete domain names from your account we will allow you to turn this feature on. Do note once this feature is enabled in your account, we will email the account owner to be warned of this security change. You will not be able to delete domain names for 7 days as a security precaution. NameBright will also ask you for a four digit pin number that you will need to know when domains are actually deleted. Keep this PIN written down in a safe place, you WILL need it to actually delete a domain name.

Once the feature is fully enabled, you can delete domains from your account. However, do note that for security we will send an email to the administrative contact of each account / domain when a delete command is issued, and will not process the request for a period of 4 hours to help prevent accidental deletes. When you have pending deletes in your account, you will see a special "DELETE" tab on the transfers section of the website.

If you forget your PIN you can not retrieve it. You will need to reset your delete PIN and wait another 7 days before deleting of domains is allowed again.

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Update Auth Code This information might be out of context

If you need to update auth codes on domain transfers in bulk, use this form. To submit updated authorization codes, provide them in a comma delimited fashion. As an example, see the below table.

It does not matter if you have a space in the input. You can also separate domain and authorization code with a tab delimiter or pipe delimiter if you want.

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Push domain help

If you want to push a domain to another account you must provide the user's email address and username before the push can be initiated. This is for security purposes to make sure you don't accidentally push a domain name to the wrong person. You can not push the domain to someone who does not already have an account with NameBright.com.

Once a push is started it will expire in 5 days if the receiving user does not log into their account and "accept" the push from their end. Tell the person that is receiving the push to go to NameBright.com > My Account > Transfers > Pushing To Me. Once he/she accepts the push it will immediately be moved from your account to theirs.

If the person receiving the push wants to put the domain into a specific category or add privacy protection, they will be given the opportunity when they accept the push. (not when you initiate the push)

If the push is not accepted by the "Request Expires On" date, the push will automatically be cancelled and the domain will remain in your account. For this reason it is important if you want the push to complete that the recipient of the domain(s) accept the push in their account within 5 days of the push being initiated.

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Linked Account This information might be out of context

Linked Accounts allow you to grant someone else permission to your entire account, or just part of your account. Please use this form carefully as you are granting someone else access to your domain names. The person you grant access to should be a trusted person as they could potentially do harm to your domains. And in the worst case, if you grant "Not Recommended" permissions could transfer domains out, delete domains and more.

Because there are a lot of settings, and a lot of power/control with linked accounts we will provide explicit help instructions on every step of the process. If you do not understand something, be sure to click the question-mark on each step to learn more about that particular step of the process.

As you have already noticed, to be able to initiate linked account access, you will have to get the username and email address of the user you are requesting that get access to your account. If the person you are trying to give access to does not have a NameBright account, you must first get them to create a NameBright account of their own.

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Keep Full Control of Your Domain Names!

If someone needs access to your domain (such as a Webmaster or technical support person), give them access through a linked account. Do not grant that person permission to transfer / push or delete your domain, and you will always remain in control of your valuable domains!

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