I need to know how long it should take to transfer my domain name from one server to another.

I have a domain name and I am trying to transfer it but one of the local companies said that I can't transfer in less than 2 months with them.

  • This isn't really a SO question. You should be able to transfer your domain at any time that you wish, although I'm bordering on giving legal advice now too.
    – TheBigO
    Jan 31 '11 at 9:12
  • That policy has nothing to do with your domain name. It's obviously something that your particular web hosting company requires. I assume you agreed to maintain your current hosting plan for at least 2 months in some contract that you agreed to. You'll have to take that up with them.
    – Cody Gray
    Jan 31 '11 at 9:13
  • those guys refuse to give me also the user admin and password , it's a programming company and they are reselling the service and all what i need to know is it real that i can't transfer my domain name to another server ?? because i just register with them the new domain name!! and i fell like they are cheating me !!!
    – HAJJAJ
    Jan 31 '11 at 9:16
  • please give me a suggestion what to do??!!
    – HAJJAJ
    Jan 31 '11 at 9:17
  • My suggestion is the only option that you have: talk to your web hosting company. Yes, they can transfer your account if they wanted to. They obviously don't want to. Like I said before, you either agreed to commit yourself to their services for a minimum period of time that has not yet elapsed (but will in 2 months), OR they are trying to cheat you. Either way, we can't do anything about it. You'll have to take it up with your hosting company.
    – Cody Gray
    Jan 31 '11 at 9:21

From a technical perspective: Usually about 10 minutes plus whatever the TTL for the DNS is set to.

You might have contractual obligations that extend that though.

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