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My .com domain is expiring in a few weeks - can I transfer it instead of renewing it?

is the domain instantly released the day of the expiration date? No there is a grace period, then redemption period, pending delete then the domain name is deleted and becomes available for ...
Kate's user avatar
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Old registrar had DNSSEC enabled and after transferring, the new registrar doesn't support it. Now the site won't load

Could this be due to DNSSEC? Yes, but impossible to be sure as you do not give the domain name involved, not even the TLD (rules change about transfers and DNSSEC data depending on the TLD). ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
6 votes

Can I transfer a domain out of Route 53 (AWS) where it was purchased?

Yes, you can completely divorce yourself from AWS. I am unclear where you read that a domain name "always belongs to the original registrar where you bought your domain." - This is largely ...
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How to transfer domain when reseller is down?

The reseller website is also down and their customer care is also not responding. It does not matter, normally. As long as you are speaking about a gTLD, your important contact is the registrar. It ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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Can I transfer a domain out of Route 53 (AWS) where it was purchased?

AWS Route 53 is a domain registrar[1], a company that is hooked into the greater domain name system and has a license to sell domain names to their customers and hold them in the customer's name. To ...
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Transferring from GoDaddy to Namecheap I'm getting, "Awaiting release from previous registrar."

You're not done yet. Log into GoDaddy and look for the Pending Transfer screen find the domain name and click Accept/Decline when this dialog pops up click Accept. Accept or Decline Confirm ...
Evan Carroll's user avatar
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Old registrar had DNSSEC enabled and after transferring, the new registrar doesn't support it. Now the site won't load

The same DNSSEC transfer issue has just happened to me. I am far from being a pro network engineer and it took me a while to troubleshoot the problem. Thanks to Patrick's excellent answer, I'm back ...
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Theft Protection during domain transfer from to a different registrar

Theft Protection should mean registrar-lock. Indeed you should not change this while the transfer is in progress. Nowadays you need an auth code. It's been like that since 2006 if I remember well, ...
Kate's user avatar
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How to transfer domain when reseller is down?

I assume the reseller is just a reseller from another registrar, because I have never seen an official domain registrar that ran out of business, but I have seen so many resellers that take down their ...
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Transferring a domain that is managed by Cloudflare to another registrar

The nameservers remain unchanged when you transfer a domain from one registrar (or reseller) to another. So if you are using Cloudflare nameservers and everything is working, it should continue to ...
Steve's user avatar
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What is the process for selling a domain to a stranger?

One method is to use an escrow service. Consider them a disinterested 3rd party who will hold the money and hold the domain registration. When both parties agree that the sale has been successful, ...
Steve's user avatar
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Domain name transfer: do you lose years left at current registrar?

Note Maximum Registration Period and auto-renew grace period Typically. you should expect the registration fee to add an additional year to your current renewal date. Keep in mind that the date at ...
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Long propagation times after transferring a domain name and changing the NS records without disabling DNSSEC

Besides the fact that there is no real "propagation" in the DNS even if everyone says so (because the flow of changes is not applied top to bottom, but things are fetched from "bottom&...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
3 votes

Transferring a domain name that's about to expire

No, there are no rules I am aware of as a domain reseller, but it might differ with some of the new TLDs. It might be worth clarifying with ICANN. There are somethings to be mindful of. It ...
Steve's user avatar
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Does the .co.uk registry (Nominet) have a 60 day waiting period for domain transfer?

Nominet.uk (the registry behind .co.uk) do not have any explicit terms on transfers of .co.uk domains, unless the domain is "expired" or "suspended" (from 30 days after expiry, lasts for 60 days). ...
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My .com domain is expiring in a few weeks - can I transfer it instead of renewing it?

I tried to transfer my domain but the company will not unlock it with out a $60 fee. Unfortunately, this is the problem and needs to be resolved. Why will the company not unlock it without a fee? ...
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Godaddy expired domain transfer

I finally figured it out. You need to turn off the "domain protection" plan. GoDaddy has a domain protection plan to protect privacy etc. Now when the domain expires you can't downgrade/turn ...
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Is it possible to use godaddy only for domain registration or transfer?

Yes, you can use them just for domain registration and no other services. Simply register the domain and don't buy any hosting. If the registrar places their own advertisement on the domain, edit DNS ...
Steve's user avatar
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Transferring a .com domain... Realistic timeframe?

gTLD transfers are governed by ICANN rules. So .COM fails in this case. The rules are as follows (summarized, start at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/registrars/transfers-en if you want all ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
2 votes

How to transfer a domain from 101domain to another registrar?

It seems to me that you are not asking to transfer the domain but rather gain access to the dns records. Login as the domain owner and select active domains click on the appropriate domain name on ...
Les's user avatar
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Why do we have to wait 60 days between each domain transfer?

My experience is a little different. When I transfer a (.com) domain to LCN they offer an option to reject the 60 day lock. The transfer process takes a week and the domain owner is sent an email ...
rob's user avatar
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Transferring GoDaddy domain to AWS Route53 issue,

From Transferring a Domain to Amazon Route 53: To transfer a domain to Amazon Route 53 from another registrar Confirm that Amazon Route 53 supports the top-level domain (for example, .com or .org) ...
MrWhite's user avatar
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Do Domain transfer to another registrar all details of related to domain record

My experience is that if the nameservers point away from the registrar i.e. the DNS is hosted elsewhere, then a change of registrar does not affect DNS at all.
Steve's user avatar
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Transfer domain if old registrar doesn't provide Auth code

Your old registrar cannot not transfer a domain that has expired. They are just following the rules of the Internet road. You will very likely have to renew with the old company before transferring to ...
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Changing domain name and analytics

Assuming the entire site is exactly the same (including folder structure) and you only changed the domain name, here's what you need to do: Complete the migration, make sure all 301's work properly. ...
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2 votes

Can I transfer a high-cost premium level domain to take advantage of new lower prices for that TLD?

Premium prices depend per registry. Some registries do indeed lock the price at time of registration and all renewals will be at same price. Other registries make you pay higher for the first ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
2 votes

Can we use Google Search Console to merge 40 high authority domains into one?

The GSC does have a change of address tool, but I believe you can only have one domain move active at a time, and it stays active for a long time. The best thing to do is test it. Make sure you ...
Tony McCreath's user avatar
2 votes
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How to migrate from the old domain to the new domain?

All the existing links won't automatically change to the new domain. They never will, except on some websites that take the time or have that automated. But as long as you keep olddomain.com with the ...
Alexis Wilke's user avatar
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2 votes

Transferring domain from Ipage to Bluehost and want to keep old email

You don't give any information about whether it is an IMAP account or a POP account. The difference being that IMAP emails are stored on the server but generally POP emails are stored on a PC, though ...
Steve's user avatar
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2 votes
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Get authorization code for transfer domain: is the provider obliged?

You are not stating the domain, nor even the TLD, which are needed information to write a proper answer since it depends on the TLD. In the most generic case, yes the registrar is typically forced to ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar

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