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FAQs About Transferring Your Domains


Frequently asked questions regarding domain name transfers.

How much will it cost me to transfer to Buy Domains?
What is the step-by-step process for transferring my domain?
How can I check on the status of my transfer?
What does it mean to transfer my domain?
What are the advantages of transferring my domain to Buy Domains?
Can I transfer over names I have already registered elsewhere?
Can I transfer domains with alternate TLDs, such as .INFO, .BIZ, .WS etc?
What is the difference between transferring registrar and transferring ownership?
How long will it take for my domain name transfer to take effect?
Will transferring my domain name registration affect my hosting?
What services do all Buy Domains transfers come with?
Still have questions?

How much will it cost me to transfer to Buy Domains?
The transfer itself is free as long as you purchase one additional year of service beyond your current expiration date. Buy Domains charges $16 per domain for adding one full year to your existing expiration date, even if itís months or years away. Plus, all renewals come with all the FREE value-added services that Buy Domains offers with registrations. So when you transfer your domain to Buy Domains, one extra year will be added to your current expiration date for only $16. There are also special bulk rates.

What is the step-by-step process for transferring my domain?
(1)

Visit www.buydomains.com and click on "FREE Domain Transfers"

(2)

Complete the simple online form. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS (the email address that matches the administrative email for your domain).

(3)

You will receive 2 emails confirming the request & notifying you of your transfer request.

(4)

After you approve the request via email, the current registrar is given a 5-day window to reject your request for cause.

The current registrar has the ability to reject a domain name transfer request in the following situations:

  • There is a dispute over the domain name
  • There is a pending bankruptcy of the domain name holder
  • There is a dispute over the identity of the domain name holder
  • The transfer request was initiated within the first 60 days of the original registration date.

If you feel your current registrar is unfairly withholding your domain, please contact [email protected].

If your request to transfer is rejected because your domain is not 60 days old, our system automatically transfers your domain when it matures. YOU MUST CHECK YOUR CONTROL PANEL TO LEARN THE STATUS OF YOUR TRANSFER REQUEST

(5)

Unless the current registrar rejects the request, the domain will be transferred and we will add 1 year to the current expiration date. You will then have access to all of our value-added services including URL forwarding, unlimited email forwarding, full featured DNS service and toll free support and can utilize your online control panel to make changes.

How can I check the status of my transfer?
If you have not received an email verifying a successful transfer within 5 business days, you should CHECK YOUR CONTROL PANEL for the status or you may send an email to [email protected].

What does it mean to transfer my domain?
Every registered domain name is managed by a registrar that provides customer support and related domain services. Depending on the registrar, you will pay different prices, have different levels of customer support, and access to various domain-related services. Customers choose to transfer their existing domains to other registrars like Buy Domains to take advantage of lower prices, more enhanced services, and/or better toll-free customer support.

What are the advantages of transferring my domain to Buy Domains?
There are several advantages to transferring your domains to Buy Domains, such as:

  • Annual fees are only $16 each and as low as $9 per domain in bulk
  • Easy, online access to manage your domains using our online control panel
  • 24x7 Toll-free, friendly, customer support
  • Tons of free services, including: free frame forwarding, email forwarding, url forwarding, and more

Can I transfer over names I have already registered elsewhere?
Yes. You should transfer ALL your domains to Buy Domains so you can take advantage of the value added services and low prices. Plus, having all your domains in one location will allow you to manage them all at once, using your control panel. As long the domain is over 60 days old from itís initial registration, it can be transferred to Buy Domains from any registrar.

Can I transfer domains with alternate TLDs, such as .INFO, .BIZ, .WS, etc?
The following domains can be transferred to Buy Domains:
.COM .NET .ORG
.INFO .BIZ .US
.NU .CC .BZ

Click here for prices and bulk rates

What is the difference between transferring registrar and transferring ownership?
When you transfer your domain registrar, you are allowing another registrar to manage your domain. Customer service, support, services, and prices usually change but the domain owner stays the same. Transfers must be completed by notifying the registrar and completing a simple form. Conversely, when you transfer ownership of a domain (change-of-registrant) 2 original signatures are required and must be sent to us, using the simple Change-of-Registrant form. In this case you are assigning your domain to a new owner if you have sold it or made other arrangements.

How long will it take for my domain name transfer to take effect?
The process of completing a transfer usually takes 5 business days. After you verify that you wish to have your domain transferred, the new registrar will contact the old registrar and make the necessary transaction.

Will transferring my domain name registration affect my hosting?
No. Although Buy Domains offers robust hosting services, your hosting provider can remain the same as it is during and after the transfer process and your existing hosting service will not be adversely affected by transferring your domain.

What value-added services come with transfers?
All our free value added services, including control panel, frame and URL forwarding, email forwarding, and more come with transferring to us.

Still have questions?
Please use our online Transfer Form.

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