How to Transfer Domain Name to New Host In 2020 (4 Easy Steps)

IN this article – How to transfer domain name to new host In 2020 (4 easy Steps) Lets first discuss the reasons for moving your domain hosting service. Obviously, every online business-needs change, and will always be in flux, however with over 5 years of experience with internet marketing and assisting many small businesses with setting up domains and managing webhosting. I have noticed 4 main reasons why businesses may switch webhosting / domain name managing platforms.

4 Main reasons you may want to switch hosting services

  • Domain Hosting charging you too much for renewals. Domain renewal costs may shift after a year or two of ownership of the hosting and domain services.
  • Your new registrar offers a better experience. The domain name hosting industry is very competitive, so hosting platforms will change and try to out do each other, thus providing better hosting experience.
  • Your current hosting package lacks quality support options. Having access to hosting support is essential when vital issue arise regarding your domain name management.
  • You want to move all your domains to a single platform. Managing multipole sites on different hosting platforms can get quite confusion. Combing all your websites to one hosting management platforms solves this issue.

       How to Transfer Domain Name to New Host (In 4 Easy Steps)

  1. Contact your new hosting provider first and set up hosting plan for migration.
  2. Remove your domain lock and get an authorization code.
  3. Initiate a transfer with your new host.
  4. Verify the transfer.
  5. Pay for hosting & confirm transfer.

The break down On how to change your domain name to a new host

 Lets now discuss how to get it done. You’ll need two things: a domain that’s still active, and an account on the platform where you want to transfer it to. That’s it. However please remember that you want to start the transfer way before your current hosting / domain name expires.

Step #1 & 2: Remove Your Domain Lock and Get an Authorization Code

The first step in the process is to set up your new hosting plan, this is the account you will be moving your domain too. The next step is to unlock your current domain from your current hosting provider. Many web hosting platforms incorporate a  feature knowen as ‘domain lock’. To put it simply, this ties your domain to that service, until you disable it manually. Think of it as a safeguard to protect you from unauthorized transfer attempts on your domain.

On most hosting platforms it is very easy to unlock your domain. In many cases all you will need to do is to log into your hosting platform and toggle off / disable the domain lock feature.

Keep in mind that the layout for your platform may look different, since no two services are the same.  After disabling the lock on your domain name you should receive an authorization code via email ( admin account of the website)  you will be using this code on the new hosting platform.

After disabling your domain lock, look for an option that will enable you to receive an authorization code. This code will be sent to the email associated to your hosting platform ( the admin account when first setting up your domain. Once you’ve received your authorization code and you’ve successfully disabled your domain lock, you’re ready for the next step.

Step #2: Initiate a Transfer With Your New Host

We now want to Log into your new host or registrar, and look for an option to transfer your domain. Check for the management tab within your hosting dashboard.

Once you’ve found the right option and confirmed the domain name you may start the transfer process. Please remember you will be receiving confirmation emails thru out the process.

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Step #3: Verify the Transfer

 In this stage of the game you should have received a few emails asking to confirm that you want to transfer your domain to the new platform. This email message will confirm which domain you’re moving and the registrar you’re transferring it from. You will then want to follow the links and finalize the transfer. After verifying your new domain hosting service the new provider will start the migration.

Step #4: Pay for hosting and confirm transfer

Conclusion & final Thoughts

IN most cases moving your domain to a new hosting platform should be seamless and easy. For whatever your reasoning to move  your domain name just remember to breath and make sure you have all your ducks lined up before you start.

Let’s recap the four steps you’ll need to follow if you want to transfer your domain name to a new host:

  1. Contact your new hosting provider first and set up hosting plan for migration.
  2. Remove your domain lock and get an authorization code.
  3. Initiate a transfer with your new host.
  4. Verify the transfer.
  5. Pay for hosting & confirm transfer.

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