How to transfer my domain away from Wild West Domains 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 Wild West Domains, 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 Wild West Domains, specific rule, but rather a rule implemented by ICANN, the organization that governs domain registrations. 
  • The domain has been unlocked for transfer from Wild West Domains. 
  • 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:
  • The domain must not be too close to its expiration date, as Wild West Domains 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 Wild West Domains you must engage in the following steps:

  1. Login to your Wild West account.
  2. Unlock your domain name

To Lock or Unlock an Active Domain Name:

  • To unlock your domain name and make it available for transfer click on Launch, which is located next to Domains.  
  • Choose the domain name which you would like to unlock and click on Locking.
  • To unlock the domain uncheck the Lock domains box.
  • Click on OK to confirm. 

To Unlock an Expired Domain Name:

  • To unlock your domain name and make it available for transfer click on Launch, which is located next to Domains.  
  • From Domains, select Recover Expired Domains.
  • Choose the domain name which you would like to unlock and click on Locking.
  • Clear Lock domains, and then click OK.


Wild West domains automatically lock domain names 30 days after unlocking.
  1. Obtain Auth/EPP code from Wild West Domains
  • In the My Products section, click on Domains.
  • Click the domain for which you want to retrieve the Authorization code/EPP Code.
  • In the Authorization Code field, click on the Send by Email hyperlink.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK once again to confirm.


Once the domain name is transferred, you will get one year of a free domain name renewal.
  1. Disable the Domain Privacy/ Whois Protect feature

The best way for you to do that is to contact Wild West’s support team at +1 (480) 624-2500 and request for them to disable your domain privacy feature for the domain name which you are trying to transfer, provided that you have it enabled. 

  1. Update your contact information

You will need to make sure that the contact information listed for your domain is up-to-date, and more specifically the administrative contact email, since you will be sent a verification email to that address. 


Keep in mind that Wild West Domains will reject any requests for transfer for 60 days if you make any changes to your Registrant contact information. This is why we advise you to leave the Registrant contact information untouched and update the only your Administrative contact information.

To update your Administrative contact information simply navigate to the contact information for the domain name which you are trying to transfer and enter the relevant information into the correct fields. 

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 (Wild West Domains) 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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