Wish to know how to transfer your domain from your current host to DomainPlus? 
Yes, you’ve come to the right place because we will be sharing with you some simple steps you could use to transfer your domain to us. 

First, let’s look into some of the situations where you need a transfer. 

These situations include: 

  • Your current registrar is charging you too much for renewals.
    Domain renewals may be different with each registrar, and you may be able to save money through a cheaper renewal price. 
  • Your current registrar lacks quality support
    Managing your domain settings can be tricky if you don’t know how, and will need a better solid support team to standby and help you out. 
  • Your current domain platform is not so friendly to use.
    Some domain platforms are hard to use, where they cramp a lot of settings into a few tabs only, which may cause pain when managing the settings. 
  • You want to move all your domains from other registrars to one platform.
    If you manage multiple websites and the domains are spread in different registrars, you would want to move all the domains into one platform for much easier management. 

How to Transfer Your Existing Domain to a New Host (In 4 Simple Steps)?

Now with the understanding of the importance of domain transfer, you might want to transfer your domain to us. Let’s share and guide you on how to get it done in only 4 simple steps! First, you need two things: an active domain and an account on the new host.

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

Most of the registrars have a feature called “domain lock,” which locks your domain to the registrars and to protect you from unauthorized access to transfer your domain away. 

Just sign in to the registrar and click on the domain you want to transfer to look into its settings.

Click “Disable Registrar Lock” to change the status from Enabled to Disabled. 
Next, get the Authorization code, also known as “EPP Code” and copy it for our platform to use it.

Step #2: Initiate a Transfer With Your New Host.

You can now go to DomainPlus domain transfer page and enter your domain that you would like to transfer to us.

Now just enter the EPP code and follow the steps for the renewal selection of years. 

Step #3: Verify the Transfer

Once all the steps above are taken, you will receive an email for verification to transfer the domain to us. This message will indicate which domain you’re moving and the registrar you’re transferring it from. All you have to do now is look for the confirmation link, and agree to the terms of the transfer:

Keep in mind that after transferring your domain, you won’t be able to do so again for at least 60 days (unless you want to return it to the previous registrar).

Once you’ve verified the transfer, your new platform will do the heavy lifting for you. All that’s left is to pay for the service if applicable.

Step #4: Pay for Your Transfer and Wait for the Process to Complete.

Some platforms enable you to transfer domain for free, but some require you to transfer and renew for at least 1 year. This means for your transfer to be complete, you’ll need to pay for additional years for the process successfully. 

Once you complete the payment process, the transfer itself shouldn’t take long. With some registrars, you’ll need to wait several days, but with others, it can take less than a day.

The Bottom Line

Most people register their domain names at one registrar but may end up switching to another in order to save costs and have better benefits. If you fall into any of the situations or you’re just looking for a change, moving your domain name is a quick and easy process.

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

  1. Disable your domain lock and get an authorization code.
  2. Initiate a transfer with us.
  3. Verify the transfer through email.
  4. Pay for your transfer and wait for the process to complete.

If you have any further enquiries, you are most welcome to ask us at: https://support.domainplus.com.my/en/support/tickets/new.