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Transferring your domain from Netfirms.ca

This tutorial is to help you get started when you are ready to start transferring your domain from Netfirms.ca 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 Netfirms.ca, 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 Netfirms.ca account.

  • Click on Domains and then click on Domain Manager from the drop-down menu located in the menu bar at the top of the page. This opens the Domain Manager page.
  • Expand the options for the domain you want to edit by clicking on the plus sign in front of the domain name.
  • Now go to the Security tab and click Unlock. That's it, done.
  • 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 Authorization 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 link in the upper right hand 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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