Domain Transfer

Transfer your domains from another provider to Dynadot.
Why Transfer Your Domains to Dynadot

With your domain names under Dynadot, you'll have the tools, services, and support to make managing your portfolio a breeze - all while saving more.

The domain transfer process is easy, so you can start moving your domains today.

Domain Management

Extensive options available to help you stay organized while registering, organizing, and setting up your domains.

Save More

Constant great sales and promotions result in some of the lowest domain prices found in the industry.

Transparent Pricing

On top of low prices, there are no hidden fees or upselling to be found when purchasing.

24/7 Support

You're never far away from a helping hand. Our support team and help articles will assist with any questions.

Domain Aftermarket

Upgrade your portfolio with valuable domains, with many exciting ways to acquire them.

Powerful Tools

From a flexible website builder to an industry-known API, we have all your domain tools covered.

Before Transferring Your Domains

To transfer a domain, the domain must not be:

  • a recent registration or transfer (within 60 days)
  • expired or about to expire (we recommend initiating a transfer at least 2 weeks before a domain expires)

Ensure your Whois email address is current as that is the address we will use to authorize the transfer.

Each domain transfer extends your domain registration by one year.*

Easy Domain Transfer Process:
  • Unlock your domain and copy the authentication code.

  • Enter the domain and the authentication code above to start your domain transfer.

  • Authorize the domain transfer via the email sent to your Whois email address.

  • Confirm the domain transfer with your previous registrar if they contact you.

Finished! The domain is added to your Dynadot account and you're notified.

Domain Transfer FAQ
How long does it take to complete a domain transfer?
Domain transfers can take anywhere from 5-15 days.
Will my website/email be affected during the domain transfer?
In most cases no. This is because the name servers for your domain are not changed during the domain transfer.
Will I lose my domain if the domain transfer fails?
No, your domain will just remain at your original registrar.
I can't get my previous registrar to update my Whois email address. Can I still transfer my domain?
You must be able to receive mail at your Whois email address, so you can authorize the transfer. We cannot complete your transfer otherwise.
I can't get my domain transfer authorization code from my previous registrar. Can you still transfer my domain?
Sorry, we cannot transfer a domain without a valid auth code.
Can I transfer my domain if it is expired?
You are welcome to try, but chances are it will not work. Most registrars require you to renew before you can transfer a domain away.
Do I get my money back if the domain transfer fails?
Your account will be credited the full domain transfer fee. The credit can be used for any future purchases. Sorry, we cannot issue a cash refund.
How do I move a domain between two Dynadot accounts?
This is actually a change owner request and not a domain transfer. A change ownership request is free and can be started by the domain owner on our control panel change owner page.
How do I transfer in a .UK domain?
Transferring a .UK domain is different than most domain transfers. To transfer your .UK domain to Dynadot follow the steps here.

* Domain Transfer Exceptions

When you transfer a domain, 1 year is added to the expiration date in most cases except:

  • Your domain expired at your previous registrar, then you renewed it during the renewal grace period, and transferred it to us within 45 days of the renewal.

  • Adding a year to the domain will exceed the maximum registration period (usually 10 years, but it varies) for each domain.

  • When you are transferring a .BE, .EU, or .DE domain, one year is added to the transfer completion date, not the expiration date.

  • For .UK and .LT domains, you need to ask your current registrar to push the domain to us. There is no cost to do this and no time is added to the domain.

  • .NL domains retain their pre-transfer expiration date and then are automatically renewed for you closer to their expiration date. This is because the .NL registry only allows for 1 year of registration.

Please note that we do not currently accept .NGO domain transfers.

Dynadot Support

Have additional questions about the domain transfer process?

Check out the domain transfer section of our help files for more information or contact our support team and we'd be happy to assist!

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