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How Do I Transfer My Domain To Hostwinds?

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You can transfer your domain registrations to Hostwinds by following this guide:

Step 1:  Create a Hostwinds Account

Step 2: Unlock your domain at your current registrar

Step 3: Request your EPP code (Authorization Code) and have it ready.

Step 4: Login to your Client Area and navigate to Services > Order New Services

Client area Services drop down

Step 5: Find the Actions column on the left-hand side, and select Transfer in a Domain


Step 6: Within the new page, type in your domain to be transferred along with the EPP code (Authorization Code) you gathered in Step 2

Transfer Domain

Step 7: Once the domain and the EPP Code (Authorization Code) select Add to Cart

Step 8: If the domain is available, you will be sent to a checkout screen

Configure your domains

Select any additional configuration options:

  • Enter the EPP Code (confirm if applied from the previous screen)
  • You can add Domain Privacy
  • If you’re using Custom Nameservers you can enter them here, otherwise leave them blank (you can edit these anytime.)

Step 9: Click the Proceed To Checkout button

Step 10: You will then be taken to the final checkout screen where you will create your registered email for your Hostwinds Account. If you are already a Hostwinds client, just sign in using the Click Here to login link to sign into your account in the top left of this box. You will also be required to provide your accurate address details, as these will be required with any registration with any registrar.

Account Details

Again, you will want to make sure your address on file is accurate to avoid any delays in registration.  For more information on why this is required, please review What Is WHOIS And What Is A WHOIS Check?

You can then either use the existing contact information you provided for your Hostwinds account as the registrant details for the domain, or you can specify separate contact details for the domain.

Domain Registrant Information

Step 11: Scroll to the bottom of the checkout screen and ensure the price is accurate for your domain name transfer as this will add one year to your domain name registration when transferring your domain to Hostwinds. Once confirmed, click on Complete Order

Select the Trash can icon next to any products you want to delete from your cart.

If A Transfer Fails

Open a ticket to our Billing team letting them know that your transfer had failed. They will be able to look into why that may have been and get the transfer restarted without any additional charge to you.