Here is a Guardlex article that claims that it is to prevent domain hijacking:
Once a hijacking has been discovered, the responses to it tend to vary. The registrar is sometimes able to return the registration to its original state. However, if the domain name was transferred to a different registrar, this can prove to be difficult. This is especially ...
Expiring Domains Explained
Whenever a domain expires you do not lose your domain straight away, ICAN has policy's in place that gives registers more time to renew their domain once it has expired. ICANN refers to these as a Grace Period and a Redemption Period. There is actually 2 stages until entering the 3rd stage where your domain becomes registerable to ...
Your domain is locked with the current expire unless cancelled or extended. During transfer the expire date remains unchanged. In this case its 2015+1=2016 if you extend after transfer.
Some registers charge transfer fees, some enforce renewals, some don't charge or enforce at all.
Even without that setting, there are protections against unauthorized domain name transfers. Here are the six steps required to transfer a domain name to a new registrar:
Purchase and request domain transfer at the new registrar
Request authorization code at current registrar.
Authorization code received from current registrar.
Begin the transfer from the ...
No, that's not possible. There's a good explanation on this comment by Zhaph - Ben Duguid
"... this is because for some domains the current registrar needs to
say "this domain can be moved" and then the second registrar has up to
a month to say "yes, hand it over".
The thing to do is to renew the domain and then once the date is passed when it would ...
You are not selling a car here. Selling a website is selling immaterial property.
You must first specify what you are actually selling.
Domain. You can sell a domain as a brand. In itself it doesn't contain more than the domain name. Probably it is best to transfer the domain ownership within same registrar and then let the new owner to change registrar by ...
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). Debugging DNSSEC-related problems in the DNS is already a complicated task when you have the name of the broken domain, but without it, this becomes an impossible task....
Short answer? Both. Sorta.
Transfer the domain name first. Not for any particular reason except that it may take a while. I have seen these go in just a couple of hours and I have seen these go for a couple of weeks. It all depends on the registrars and whether they have their [redacted] together.
Having the domain transferred does not mean that you cannot ...
Ask for access to the back end of the hosting package via CPANEL/Plesk or any other control panel they use.
Once you know what they use you need to find out how to migrate that data from their host to yours, this is fairly simple but the mail part can be a lot harder depending on what they use and I can't answer that until you know.
All registrars work differently. Some charge transfer and renewal fees, while others may not. This can also vary based on the domain extension (.com, .net, etc.). However, generally your existing expiration time will remain the same or be extended by the new registrar.
Depending on your domain extension, Gandi provides the following information as to ...
Just initiate the transfer to the new registrar, and then change the administrative and billing contact info after the transfer goes through. If the domain is transferred to your account on the new registrar, then you can change the registration info yourself. This is typically how it's done.
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 that you're accepting or declining the transfer of these domains to another registrar. Note: Domain transfer times may vary.
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, they will hand over the proceeds to you and the domain login to them.
They generally charge a fee for this service.
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 the details, prepare some time and aspirin):
you (as supposedly the current owner of the domain) need to have the associated authInfo. This should be provided by ...
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 the lower right side of the screen will be the dns servers.
Click edit DNS servers and make the desired changes.
scroll all the way to the bottom and click ...
Back-up everything. Databases, files, important emails. Your domain will have to be unlocked for transfer. It does take a while, and your site will only be down for as long as it takes to transfer DNS as long as your site is mirrored on the new host before transfer. Good luck!
One way to do this would be create child nameservers (e.g., ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com) pointing to the IP address of your custom server. You usually do this at your domain registrar.
Then create A records for ns1. and ns2. pointing to the same IP address and add that to the hostingcompany1 DNS.
Then, of course, you change your domain.com ...
If you have hosting with Dreamhost they should provide the IP address. Generally, because it is easier, they would set up their own name servers to resolve your IP address. Sometimes people do want control over DNS so they use name servers other than the default ones provided by the hosting company. This does not hurt so long as you can set your own name ...
.cn domain transfers generally work about the same as transfers of any other domain name. You obtain an authorization code from the old registrar, and have the domain unlocked. Then you provide the authorization code to the new registrar and wait up to 5 days.
There is a restriction that .cn domain names registered with a registrar in China cannot be ...
Any registered domain is registered for a period of time. As this period begins to lapse, the domain owner can renew the domain name or let it lapse which allows the domain name to be re-registered after a period of time to allow the owner to reclaim the domain name.
The various statuses indicate the the domain name owner has locked the record. This is a ...
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 the new company.
The good news is that most registrars understand and will transfer your domain without an additional charge knowing the situation. Explain it ...
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) for the domain name that you want to transfer. For more information, see Domains that You Can Register with Amazon Route 53. If your top-level domain ...
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.
Add and verify the new domain on Google's search console.
Use the change of address tool.
Read more here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83106?hl=...
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 registration of the domain, but then renewals are priced like any other domain.
In short, it all depends on the TLD. You should ask your current registrar for ...
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 work when your domain is transferred.
Although this isn't the case with you, to add information to this answer: Do be mindful that DNS settings are not ...
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 301 redirect, clicking on those old links should bring the people to the new site just fine.
However, it is not unlikely that Facebook and Twitter will lose ...
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 verify every domain with the GSC anyhow. Then see if you can use the change of address tool (cog menu, top right).
But don't worry, Google will still merge your ...