How to transfer a domain away from Network Solutions 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 Network Solutions, 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 Network Solutions, specific rule, but rather a rule implemented by ICANN, the organization that governs domain registrations. 
  • The domain has been Unlocked for transfer from Network Solutions.
  • 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 Network Solutions 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 Network Solutions you must engage in the following steps:

  1. Log into your Network Solutions account;
  2. Unlock your domain name

To unlock the domain name you click on My Domain Names, which is located under the My Products and Services tab. Click on the domain name you wish to unlock and then from Domain Details go to Edit and click on it. Then choose Turn Domain Protection Off and click on Save

  1. Remove the domain privacy

To remove the domain privacy simply click on My Domain Names, which is located under the My Products and Services tab. From here it depends if you have one or more domain names. If you have only one then you go to the next step. If you have several domain names, then you click on Manage, which is located next to the domain to which you would like to apply the changes. From the Details section, choose Turn Private Registration Off and then click on Go

  1. Update your contact info if needed

Find Account Settings and click on it then click on Accounts and Contacts. Find the People Who Can Access This Account section click Edit Account Contacts. Click on the account name for which you need to confirm the contact information. 
From Edit WHOIS Contacts click View/Edit WHOIS Contacts. Check the box next to the domain you want to confirm and click Continue

If the Primary Contact is not correct for the domain, then click on the edit User Profile button and modify it. 

  1. Obtain the EPP code

Go to My Domain Names which is located under the My Products and Services tab. Click on the domain name you want, then from Domain Details select Request Authorization Code and click on Save

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 (Network Solutions) 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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