How Do I Transfer My Domain To You

Current Clients

Transfer your domain from your current registrar to Hostwinds by performing the following steps:

  1. While logged into your client area, navigate to https://clients.hostwinds.com/cart.php?a=add&domain=transfer
  2. Make sure the contact information for your domain is correct – This is very important as the transfer may fail if the contact information is incorrect
  3. If you have private or protected registration, cancel those options at the other registrar
    This is very important as ID protected domains will fail to transfer by default
  4. Unlock your domain at the remote registrar
  5. Request your EPP code (authorization code) and have it ready
  6. Enter the domain name you wish to transfer and then click Transfer
  7. On the next page, if it says available, select Click to Continue
  8. Select any additional configuration options
    1. You can purchase ID protection
    2. If you’re using custom nameservers you can enter them here
    3. Enter the EPP code
  9. Select Click to Continue
  10. Please take note that transferring a domain is a complex process that requires the cooperation of multiple parties and may take some time to complete. Ensuring that the steps above have all been done prior to requesting the transfer should help to complete the process as quickly and smoothly as possible.

New clients

Transfer a domain from your current registrar to Hostwinds by performing the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the homepage at https://hostwinds.com
  2. Go to Services > Domains in the upper right side of the page
  3. Click on the “Transfer a Domain Name Instead” link below the domain search box 
    transfer domain to hostwinds new client
  4. Enter the domain name in the search box and click search
  5. Proceed to Checkout to transfer the domain to Hostwinds

As always, if you have any trouble or need further assistance please contact support via our 24/7 live chat and we’ll assist you as quickly as possible. 


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