By following these steps, you’ll be able to move your domain to a new registrar with minimal hassle.
- Ensure Your Domain is Eligible for Transfer
Before initiating the transfer process, make sure your domain meets the following criteria:
- It has been registered with HostGistic for at least 60 days.
- It has not been transferred within the last 60 days.
- The domain’s WHOIS information is up-to-date, and the registrant email address is accessible.
- Unlock Your Domain and Obtain the EPP Code
To transfer your domain away from HostGistic, you will need to unlock it and obtain its EPP (Extensible Provisioning Protocol) code, also known as the authorization code. Here’s how to do it:
- Log in to your HostGistic client area.
- Navigate to the “Domains” section and select “My Domains.”
- Click on the domain you want to transfer.
- In the domain management area, look for the “Domain Lock” or “Registrar Lock” option and click “Disable” to unlock your domain.
- Next, find the “EPP Code” or “Authorization Code” section and click “Request EPP Code.” The system will send the code to the registrant email address.
- Prepare the Domain at the New Registrar
- Sign up or log in to your new domain registrar’s website.
- Look for the “Transfer Domain” option and follow the prompts.
- Enter the domain name you want to transfer and provide the EPP code when requested.
- Confirm the transfer and proceed with the payment, if required.
- Approve the Transfer Request
Once you’ve initiated the transfer at the new registrar, you’ll receive an email to the registrant email address containing a confirmation link. Click the link to approve the transfer.
- Monitor the Transfer Progress
The domain transfer process can take up to 5-7 days to complete. Keep an eye on the transfer status through your new registrar’s client area. If you encounter any issues, contact the new registrar’s support team for assistance.
- Update Your NameServers
After the transfer is complete, ensure that your domain is pointing to the correct nameservers associated with your new hosting provider. You can usually update the nameservers through the domain management area of your new registrar.