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Have you ever purchased a domain name from another provider (also known as a registrar), such as GoDaddy or 1&1? If you want to use this domain with your site, you can transfer the domain to so you can manage your site and domain registration in one place.


  1. Before you start
  2. Prepare a domain for transfer
    1. Step 1: Unlock your domain
    2. Step 2 – Obtain your domain transfer authorization code
    3. Guidelines for Common Domain Providers
  3. Start the transfer to
  4. Change DNS records after successful transfer
  5. Checking your transfer status and failed transfers
    1. pending transfer
    2. transfer in progress
    3. Transfer failed
  6. Cancellation of a transfer
  7. What TLDs (extensions) can I transfer to
  8. FAQs and Troubleshooting

Before you start

Here are a few things to keep in mind before starting the domain transfer process:

  • Transferring a domain does not change the content or design of your site. If you want to set up your site before transferring the domain, import your site content first.
  • Newly registered domains cannot be transferred until they are at least 60 days old .
  • Domain transfers can take five to seven days . If you need your domain to start showing your site sooner, change the nameservers before you start the transfer.
  • Our annual plans come with free domain name credit for one year, which can be used to transfer your domain.
  • As part of the transfer process, your domain will be renewed for an additional year . If you just renewed the domain with your current provider, you won’t lose that renewal. If your domain has already been renewed for the maximum possible term (ten years for most domains, although less for some country code domain extensions), it will not be possible to transfer it until the domain is up to date. again eligible for renewal.
  • Once the transfer is complete, you’ll manage all aspects of your domain in your account, including renewal, cancellation, or future transfer.


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Prepare a domain for transfer

Before you can start transferring your domain, you’ll need to complete two steps with your current provider. General steps are explained below, or you can skip to instructions for common domain providers like GoDaddy and 1&1:

Instructions for common suppliers

Step 1: Unlock your domain

Domain providers lock a domain as a security measure to prevent unauthorized changes, such as transfers. This is often called a recorder lock.

Your domain provider’s domain management interface should allow you to remove this lock. Some domain providers require you to contact them through their customer service to request deletion.

Step 2 – Obtain your domain transfer authorization code

You will need to provide with a unique code from your current domain provider which will allow you to transfer the domain here. This code is commonly referred to as an EPP code , but your domain provider may also refer to it as a transfer code, authorization key, or authentication code.

Your domain provider’s interface should allow you to request this code, but some domain providers require you to contact them through their customer service to request the code.

Please Note : Some registrars may have additional steps that must be completed before a domain can be transferred.

Guidelines for Common Domain Providers

A continuation hay enlaces a las instrucciones de algunos proveedores de dominio populares sobre cómo preparar su dominio para la transferencia. If no ve su proveedor de dominio en la lista, o si la página en la lista no responde a su pregunta, comuníquese directamente con el departamento de soporte de su proveedor para obtention ayuda:

  • Transfer from 1&1
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  • Transference from AWS
  • Transfer from BigRock
  • Transfer from Bluehost
  • Transfer from
  • Transfer from Dotster
  • Transfer data from DreamHost
  • Transfer from eNom
  • Transfer from FastDomain
  • Transfer from GoDaddy
  • Transfer data from Dominios to Google
  • Transfer from Hover
  • Transfer from MelbourneIT
  • Transfer from
  • Transfer from Namecheap
  • Transferencia desde solutions de red
  • Transferir desde SiteGround
  • Transferir desde Squarespace
  • Transferir desde TierraNet
  • Transferir desde Wix


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Start the Transfer on


To ensure your domain will work immediately upon a completed transfer, update the name servers with your current registrar to point to before you initiate the transfer.

Once you have unlocked your domain and obtained your transfer code (see previous section), you can now follow these steps to start the transfer on

  1. Go to the Domains page by clicking Upgrades Domains in the left sidebar of your site dashboard.
  2. Next, decide which site you wish to transfer your domain to:
    • To add a domain to the existing site you’re working on, click Add a domain to this site.
    • To add a domain to a brand new site, click Other domain options, then select Add a domain to a new site.
    • To add a domain to another site in your account, click Other domain options, then select Add a domain to a different site.

add domain options

  1. Select Use a domain I own.
  1. On the next page, click the button that says Transfer to

by selecting "upload to"

  1. Type the domain name you wish to transfer and click Next.


  1. The next page will ask you to confirm that you want to begin setting up the domain transfer. If you want to proceed, click the Start setup button.


  1. On the next page, you’ll be instructed to log into your domain provider account and locate your domain’s settings page. Once you’ve done this, click the I found the domain’s settings page button.


  1. The next page will check that your domain is unlocked. If your domain is still locked, please make sure to unlock it with your current provider and then click the I’ve unlocked my domain button. It might take some time for any changes at your current provider to take effect.


If your domain is still locked by your domain provider, or if the domain’s lock status hasn’t updated yet, you may see an error message, and a suggestion to try again in a few minutes.


  1. Enter the authorization code you’ve received from your current provider and click the Check readiness for transfer button.


  1. When the authorization code is confirmed, click the Continue button.
  2. The last step before checkout is to confirm your contact details. If you’ve previously bought a domain or a plan from us, we will pre-fill the form for you. You can also enable private registration if it’s available for your domain. If all your details are correct, click Continue to Checkout to pay for your domain transfer.
  3. Make a payment to purchase the transfer. If you are entitled to a free domain with any annual or two-year plan, you will not be charged.
  4. On the next screen, you will see a confirmation message. You will also receive an email from Your domain transfer is now in progress and should complete in five to seven days.

Your domain will be renewed automatically for another year upon completion of a successful transfer. You can add as many additional domains to the same site as you like, but you will need to pay for additional transfers separately. The cost of the transfer is equal to the standard renewal cost for the domain. If you do not complete the transfer within 30 days, the domain transfer will be removed from your account and your payment refunded or your free domain credit restored.


Do not cancel your domain registration at your current provider at this point. If you cancel the domain you will immediately stop owning it and the transfer will fail. Your current provider will automatically remove the domain from their system once the transfer completes.

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Changing the DNS Records After a Successful Transfer

Once you confirm the transfer, it can take up to seven days for the process to complete. You will receive an email from us once the domain is on our system, at which point you will be able to manage it from Upgrades Domains.

If your domain’s name servers are not pointed to us yet, you can now set them to point to us by going to Upgrades Domains and clicking on your domain. Choose Change your name servers & DNS records and on the next screen turn on the “Use Name Servers” option as shown here:

Use WordPress nameservers

If you have an email address for your domain with another provider, you can add DNS records required to connect an email account to your domain.

Once the transfer completes you may also receive an email requesting you to verify your contact information for the domain. That email will be coming from [email protected]


Want to transfer the content and design of another WordPress site? Read How to Transfer a Site to in 6 Steps.

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Checking Your Transfer Status and Failed Transfers

If the domain transfer fails, we’ll notify you via email, and will also display a notice at Upgrades Domains that the transfer failed. You’ll have the option to restart the transfer, or to cancel it for a refund.

If the failed transfer isn’t restarted within 30 days of the original purchase, it will automatically be removed from your account and your payment refunded or your plan domain credit restored.

Domain transfer statuses include:

Transfer Waiting

transfer status example

  • This means you purchased a domain transfer during checkout, but have not begun the transfer process.
  • Select More Info for more information on your next steps.
  • Go to Upgrades Domains and select Start Transfer to begin the transfer process.
  • If you don’t start the transfer within 25 days, the transfer will be removed from your account and your payment refunded or your plan domain credit restored.
Transfer in Progress

transfer in progress example of status

  • This is the state of the transfer once you’ve submitted the authorization code and paid for the transfer.
  • Your domain will be locked for any changes at your current provider, so you will no longer be able to make changes to the name servers, DNS records, or contact information.
  • You should also receive an email from your current provider with instructions how to cancel the transfer on their end. This is a security precaution against unauthorized transfers, and you can safely ignore that email if you want the transfer to proceed.
  • No further action is needed, and the transfer will complete within five to seven days.
Transfer Failed

transfer failure example

  • This status is shown if the transfer could not be completed.
  • You will also receive an email notifying you of the failed transfer.
  • Click on the More Info notice to see some more information on why the transfer failed.

Reasons a domain transfer may fail include:

  • You bought a transfer while signing up for a new site, but did not complete the steps to start the transfer within 30 days.
  • The domain is still locked. Please make sure you’ve unlocked the domain for transfer at your current provider.
  • The domain expired, entered redemption, or was canceled after the transfer was initiated. Please contact your current provider to help you reactivate the domain, and then restart the transfer process.
  • The transfer was canceled on your current provider’s end. Please restart the transfer process.
  • In rare cases, the current provider may dispute a transfer which will cause it to be canceled.

If we’re unable to determine why the transfer failed on our end, we may need to refer you back to your current domain provider so they can look into it.

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Canceling a Transfer

If you decide you don’t want to transfer the domain to us anymore, you can cancel it from the Domains page (Upgrades → Domains). Click on the domain that is pending transfer, and select the Cancel Transfer option, as shown below:

cancel domain transfer

This will take you to the Purchases page where you can remove the purchase from your site. If you used the free domain in your plan, canceling this should also restore the free domain credit so you can use it for a different domain. If you paid for the transfer, this will issue a refund.

También podrá cancelar la transferencia a través del correo electrónico de confirmación que le envía su proveedor actual, o a través de la interfaz de administración de dominio de su proveedor actual, aunque esto no eliminará la actualización de su cuenta de En su lugar, recibirá un correo electrónico nuestro informándole que la transferencia falló y luego puede cancelarla a través de Actualizaciones → Compras para recibir su reembolso.


Una vez que envíe el código de autorización y comience la transferencia, ya no podrá cancelarla desde Actualizaciones → Dominios . Es posible que aún pueda cancelarlo a través de su proveedor actual.

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¿Qué TLD (extensiones) puedo transferir a

Admitimos nuevos registros y transferencias entrantes para la mayoría de las extensiones enumeradas aquí . Si la extensión no está en esta lista, no podrá transferirla a, pero aún puede conectarla a su a través de otro proceso llamado conexión de dominio .

Además, hay algunas excepciones. Aunque las siguientes extensiones se pueden registrar aquí, no se pueden transferir a en este momento:

  • .ca
  • .fr
  • .uk(incluido
  • .jp

Si desea usar un dominio aquí que no está en nuestra lista de extensiones admitidas, o si ya tiene uno de los dominios anteriores registrados en otro lugar y desea usarlo con, puede conectarlo en su lugar.

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Preguntas frecuentes y solución de problemas

¿Puedo acelerar el tiempo que tarda una transferencia?

En algunos casos, puede comunicarse con el registrador del que se está mudando y pedirle que acelere el proceso de transferencia.

Mi código de autorización no es válido.

Los códigos de autorización o EPP distinguen entre mayúsculas y minúsculas. Si está escribiendo el código manualmente, intente copiar y pegar el código en su lugar. Asegúrese de que no se agreguen espacios adicionales.

La transferencia de dominio se completó, pero mi dominio no funciona.

Verifique la configuración de su DNS para asegurarse de que está utilizando los servidores de nombres de . Vaya a Actualizaciones → Dominios , seleccione el dominio que desee y haga clic en Cambiar sus servidores de nombres y registros DNS . Asegúrese de que Usar servidores de nombres de esté activado. Además, asegúrese de que su dominio transferido esté configurado como primario . Puede hacerlo yendo a Actualizaciones → Dominios , haciendo clic en los tres puntos al lado del dominio que desea como principal y seleccionando Hacer la dirección del sitio principal .

Cambié mi configuración de privacidad y todavía no veo mi sitio en Google. ¿Por qué?

Search engines can take 4-6 weeks or more to revisit your site and discover new content. Adding your site to Google Search Console and requesting an update can help speed up discovery. What about my pages, posts and other content?

A domain transfer does not transfer a site’s content (pages, posts, media, etc.). If you want to transfer content from a site to, use imports.

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