How to transfer my domain away from Dynadot to ETNHost?
Here at ETNHost, we recommend that you keep your domain name where you host your website. It is easier to manage, fewer passwords to worry about, better security, and last but not least this way you get a piece of mind. You will receive regular notifications from us, via e-mail, reminding you when the renewal date for your domain name is due, so you will not miss to renew it and risk your website becoming inaccessible.
Once the domain name is transferred to us, you will get one year of a free domain name renewal as a bonus.
Transfer of domain names may take anywhere between 3 and 10 days until completion. Before initiating a domain name transfer of a domain name registered with Dynadot , you will need to make sure that the following conditions apply:
The domain must be more than 60 days old. This is not an ETNHost, nor Dynadot, specific rule, but rather a rule implemented by ICANN, the organization that governs domain registrations.
The domain has been unlocked for transfer from Dynadot .
The domain is showing your current e-mail for the admin contact in the Whois database as that is where the authorization email will be sent. You can find the valid administrative e-mail for your domain name by using the WHOIS lookup tool available at: http://whois.domaintools.com/
The domain must not be too close to its expiration date, as Dynadot will normally auto renew domains 15 days prior to expiration.
The 60-day holding period only applies to domain transfers between registrar providers when a domain is either newly registered or recently transferred. If you just ended site services with another provider (without transferring the domain to another registrar), then the 60-day hold shouldn't apply at all. If the hold did apply, it still shouldn't prevent you from pointing it to another host service to start up a new site.
To prepare your domain name to be transferred away from Dynadot you must engage in the following steps:
To unlock your domain name for transfer all you have to do is click on the Domains drop down menu and select Manage.
Check the box which is next to the domain name which you are trying to unlock.
Click on the Set Lock icon. Before you can unlock your domain you would have to unlock your account by using the link below the Lock Domains button.
To unlock your account you are required to enter your birthday as well as a Token Code or an SMS Code, depending on which option you have set up as an authentication procedure.
Once you have entered the relevant information click on the Unlock Account button.
Once you have unlocked your account successfully click on the Unlock Domains button to unlock the domain.
Disable the Domain Privacy/ Whois Protect feature
To disable the domain privacy feature for the domain which you want to transfer, provided you have enabled it at some point, go to the Domains drop-down menu and select Manage.
Check the box which is next to the domain name for which you would like to disable the domain privacy feature.
Hover over the Privacy icon and then select Set Privacy.
From the drop-down menu select the privacy status as Off. To save your changes click on the Submit button.
Update your contact information if necessary
To update your contact information you need to go to the Domains drop-down menu and select Contact Records.
If you have more than one domain names and are not sure which contact information is being used for which domain name then click on Show.
Click on the link which is associated with the record you want to update which can be found in the Name/Edit area.
You should pay special attention to the email.
Once you are done with the changes click on the Save Contact button in order for you to save the changes.
Obtain EPP/Authorization code
To get your EPP code you need to go to the Domains drop-down menu and select Manage.
Then click on the domain name which you would like to transfer.
Scroll down until you see the section Transfer Lock & Auth Code.
In order for you to receive your EPP/Auth code your account has to be unlocked first (see step 2).
You will see your EPP code displayed after the words Transfer Auth Code.
You can also generate a brand new auth code by clicking on the Generate New Auth Code button.
After completing the preparation, let some time pass (a day or so) before you initiate the transfer. You can also check the Whois info for your domain. You can do this at http://www.whois.net or http://whois.domaintools.com or similar sites, to make sure everything shows up and is correct.
Once ready, you can now submit a transfer request for the domain:
Proceed with posting an order for the domain name transfer by clicking on the Domains tab.
Upon the request of the domain name transfer, you will need to enter the Authorization/EPP code. Once the code is entered then the process will begin.
Note that you will also receive a transfer approval email to the listed administrative contact for the domain. After the transfer is confirmed the losing registrar (Dynadot) has 7 days to release the domain. If everything is OK, the domain will be released and added to the Domains Section in your ETNHost account.
Once you start a domain name transfer you must remember that you can't change your DNS, Whois info, contact info and so on.
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