Help I want to Transfer a domain to a new host

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I have an active domain and I don't want too much downtime. Can I do it?
The new host says that I should park the domain in the meantime?
Also in the process I have to unlock and get an authorization code - the old host must know what I'm trying to do - these processes must raise all kinds of flags?

Any suggestions?


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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    If you're just transferring the domain name from one
    registrar to the other, it's relatively simple. You must
    pay a fee and it's done for you. No downtime.

    If you're transferring your content, old hosting and
    new hosting might assist, but I doubt it. Make sure
    you have backups of everything just in case and be
    prepared to do all the work uploading your content.
  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Hang on, it sounds like you're talking about 2 different things here.

    You need to unlock your domain and get an authorization code to move it to a new registrar.

    But that's not the same as moving your site to a new host, where you just need to change the name server settings.

    Do you understand the difference?


    • Profile picture of the author Stephen Saha
      Transfering a domain from one registrar to another is not very simple due to the registrars reluctance. They often disagree to give the authorization code.

      I have faced this problem before and again two days back I had to face it for a clients site. Finally I kept the domain with the old registrar and changed the Hosting to another provider. I shifted the name servers.

  • Profile picture of the author gchai
    When you say "authorization code", you mean registrar, right? That's different from host, unless you use the same company for both.

    If you are transfering website to antoher host (not domain name to another registrar), just give your new host the account name/password to the old host, the new host should take it from there. If you are using cPanel, it's real easy.

    In the mean time, you can login cpanel of your old host, and take a complete backup and download to your PC, just in case.


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