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.
Transfer of domain names may take anywhere between 3 and 10 days until completion. Before initiating a domain name transfer of аdomain name registered with Media Temple, you will need to make sure that the following conditions apply:
To prepare your domain name to be transferred away from Media Temple you must engage in the following steps:
You can administrate your domain locking from the Media Temple Account Center. To unlock the domain name which you would like to transfer click on said domain then go to the Domain Tools menu after which select Domain Locking.
To disable the domain privacy feature of the domain name which you would like to transfer, simply click on said domain name then go to the Domain Tools menu and from there select Domain Privacy.
Double-check that the listed administrative contact email for the domain is valid and functional. To update the contact information of the domain which you would like to transfer click on said domain then go to the Domain Tools menu after which select Edit WHOIS Contact Info.
In order for you to obtain the EPP code assigned to the domain name that you would like to transfer click on said domain name then go to the Domain Tools menu and from there select Auth Code. Then click on the Email Auth Code button. The code will be sent to the email listed in the Whois contact information.
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:
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 (Media Temple) 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.