Posts tagged: domain transfers

Steps involved in a .COM, .NET or .ORG domain transfer (and now .CA as well)

By , April 22, 2010

(These steps in transferring a .COM, .NET or .ORG domain to a new registrar also apply to .BIZ and .INFO or any domain within a Top Level Domain that runs on EPP)

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The steps involved in a .CA domain transfer

By , April 22, 2010

Please Note: As of October 2010 the .CA Registry has changed to using the EPP Registry Protocol.

As such, the .CA Transfer process is now very similar to the process for transferring for .com, .net or .org domains.

  • Get theĀ Auth Code for your domain from the “losing registrar side”
  • Initiate the transfer on the gaining side.

Contrary to .COM/.NET/.ORG transfers, the .CA transfer also happens instantly.

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What is a domain's auth code and why do I need it?

By , April 22, 2010

Domains in the .com, ,net, .org, .biz and .info TLDs (aka .CNOBI) use a registry protocol called “EPP” to communicate between the registrars and registry.

Under this protocol, a domain “auth code” is a small random code assigned to each domain name and is required in order for a domain name to be transferred from one registrar to another.

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