How to transfer my domain away from UK2 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 UK2 , 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 UK2 , specific rule, but rather a rule implemented by ICANN, the organization that governs domain registrations.
The domain has been unlocked for transfer from UK2 .
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 UK2 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 UK2 you must engage in the following steps:
Unlock your domain name and Obtain the EPP/Auth code
To unlock your domain name first, click on the Domains tab which is located in the upper-left part of the page.
Then click on the Transfer tab which is located near the top of the page.
Find the domain name which you will be transferring and click on the Unlock button to unlock the domain.
Click on the Send EPP/Auth Code button to request the for the EPP code to be sent to your email address.
You will be prompted to confirm the email address to which the code will be sent.
Disable the Domain Privacy/ Whois Protect feature
To disable the domain privacy feature for the domain name which you want to transfer contact UK2’s support team and request for them to deactivate it for you.
Update your Whois/Domain contact information if necessary
To update the contact information of the domain name which you would like to transfer click on the Domains tab which is located in the upper-left part of the page.
Click on the WHOIS tab.
Here you can edit the Registrant Contact, Admin Contact, and Tech Contact Information.
Make the necessary changes to your contact information by entering the correct data in the fields.
Once you are done save your changes by clicking on the Save Changes button.
To prevent any further charges for services relating to the domain you have transferred, you will need to submit a cancellation ticket. In the ticket please state the following:
Your domain name
Your cyber travel order number
The phrase “Please CANCEL ALL SERVICES for this Domain”
If you encounter any errors or problems with this process, please contact UK2 technical support department. They will be happy to help resolve any issues you experience.
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 (UK2) 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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