How to transfer my domain away from Namecheap 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 through e-mail when the renewal date for your domain name is due and you will not miss to renew the domain name and risk your website to become 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 Namecheap, 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 Namecheap, specific rule, but rather a rule implemented by ICANN, the organization that governs domain registrations. 
  • The domain has been Unlocked for transfer from Namecheap.
  • The domain is showing your current e-mail for the admin contact in the whois as that is where the authorization email will be sent.
  • The domain must not be too close to its expiration date, as Namecheap 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 Namecheap you must engage in the following steps:

  1. Log into your NameCheap account
  2. Unlock your domain and obtain EPP code

To do that go to Domain List and click on the Manage button which is next to the domain you'd like to transfer.Namecheap Unlock domain and obtain EPP code 1 Then click on the Sharing & Transfer tab. From the Transfer Out section, you'll be able to unlock your domain as well as to obtain your EPP/ Authorization code.Namecheap unlock domain name and obtain EPP

  1. Disable the domain privacy

To do that go to Domain List and click on the Manage button which is next to the domain you'd like to transfer. Then toggle the Protection button placed next to WhoisGuard to disable it. Namecheap disable domain name protection

  1. Change your contact information if needed

To do that go to Domain List and click on the Manage button which is next to the domain you'd like to transfer. Then scroll down to the section where it says Domain Contacts and click on Edit. Then on the contact form fill in the correct information and then Save Changes. Namecheap change your contact info

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 or or similar sites, to make sure everything shows up and is correct.

Once ready, you can now submit a transfer request for the domain:

  • Start within your ETNHost account .
  • 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 (Namecheap) 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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