I'm looking to understand all the details involved in transferring a domain which I own from one registrar to another. Currently hosted with gandi and considering, amongst others, godaddy, name cheap and the web front-end for "whois.com" as options.
.tech domain registered through
gandi.net keeps increasing in price out of all bounds.
I suppose that's the nature of the business.
How do I go about getting pricing options from a competitor to transfer, and what am I looking to transfer? The
Running the domain through
godaddy.com shows that they can use a broker to transfer the domain. However, it's from myself to myself, and their price seems a bit high for what it is.
Is that the process in question? I don't see a need to get it right down to the wire, but prior to the domain registration expiring would want to transfer it.
Go Daddy says:
How do I transfer domains to GoDaddy?
Unlock each of the domain names you’d like to transfer. Contact your current registrar for details on how to do this. You may need an authorization code (sometimes called a transfer key or EPP code) from your current registrar. This isn’t necessary in all cases, such as when transferring country-code Top-level Domain Names (ccTLDs). If the authorization codes aren’t shown in your account manager, ask your current registrar to email them to you.
Name Cheap says:
Prepare your domain for transfer:
Unlock your domain – remove the Registrar lock you may have set for added security; Obtain the
Auth/EPP code from the current Registrar:
Auth/EPP codes are required for all .com, .net, .org, .us, .biz, .info, .me, .co, .io, .ca, .tv, .in, .mobi, .cc, .pe, .com.pe, .net.pe, .org.pe, .tech, .top, .party, .loan, .faith and other new gTLD domains. If you cannot request an EPP code in account with your Registrar, contact them and ask to provide it to you.
but they also point out that if it's within 45(?) days of the expiration a renewal is also factored in.
What's a good strategy here?
(I'm on a tablet and can't seem to format the quoting above properly, pardon.)