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Transferring your domain from NameCheap.com

This tutorial is to help you get started when you are ready to start transferring your domain from NameCheap.com to another domain registrar.

There are several things that must take place before you can begin to transfer your domain name. Once they are done you can begin the domain name transfer at the home website for the new domain name registrar where you want your domain name transferred to.

This tutorial assumes that you have a domain already registered with NameCheap.com, and we are going to start on their home page.

The first thing you must do is make sure the domain name is not locked or prevented from being transferred out of the current registry. Begin by logging into your NameCheap.com account.

  • Click on the word view after *Number of domains in your account* to see a list of domain names in your account (this opens a screen with all your domains listed).
  • Click the domain name you want to remove the registry lock on to open a Modify page for this domain name.
  • On the left hand side, click on the Registar Lock link to open a page that will show you if the domain is locked or not.
  • If the domain name is locked, click the radio button in front of the sentence *Release the registrar lock so that the domain can be transferred to some other registrar *. Now click on the Save Changes button.
  • The lock has now been removed from the domain name so it can now be transferred to another domain registry.

There are several other things that need to be done while you are logged into your account:

  • Ensure privacy protection has been disabled for the domain name before trying to transfer it.
  • You should verify that your contact info is correct and up-to-date both at the current registry and the Whois database.
  • You also should obtain what is called the EPP code or the Key Code (it may be called a different name).

It is the authorization code that allows the registries to permit the transfer of your domain name. This code needs to be given to your new domain registrar to begin the transfer process. When finished, click the log out button in the upper right corner.

You are now ready to visit our website to initiate the domain transfer request. For additional assistance, contact us by submitting a support ticket.

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