How Do I Transfer My Domain To Hostwinds

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

Step 1:  Unlock your domain at the remote registrar

Step 2:  Request your EPP code (authorization code) and have it ready

Step 3:  Choose the Services tab at the top of Hostwinds, and select Domains from the available drop-down.

 

Services Domain Location Screenshot

 

Step 4:  Find the Actions column on the left-hand-side, and select Transfer in a Domain

 

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Step 5:  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 Example Image

 

Step 6:  Enter the domain name you wish to transfer, along with the EPP code (authorization code) and select Add to Cart

Step 7:  If the domain is available, you will be sent to a checkout screen

 

Configured Domain Transfer Image

 

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 at anytime)

 

Step 8:  Click the Proceed To Checkout button

Step 9:  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 right 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.

 

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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?

 

Step 10:  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 name to Hostwinds.  Once confirmed, click on Complete Order.

 

Hostwinds transfer domain name

 

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

 

Hostwinds Current Clients

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

Step 1:  Make sure the contact information on file for your domain is correct – This is very important as the transfer may fail if the contact information is incorrect

 

For more information on how to confirm your account information on file is accurate, please review Managing My Account Information

 

Step 2:  Unlock your domain at your current domain name registrar

Step 3:  Request your EPP code (authorization code) and have it ready

Step 4:  While logged into your Client Area, select the Home tab (option 1 in below image) and choose Register A New Domain on the left-hand-side (option 2 in below image)

 

Register a domain location for a logged in user image

Step 5:  On the left-hand-side of the new page, under Actions, select Transfer in a Domain

 

Transfer a Domain Location Image

 

Step 6:  Within the new page, type in your domain to be transferred to Hostwinds along with the EPP code (Authorization Code) you gathered in Step 3

 

Transfer Domain Example Image

 

Step 7:  Click the Add to Cart button

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

 

Configured Domain Transfer Image

 

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 bank (you can edit these at anytime)

 

Step 9:  Click on the Proceed To Checkout button

 

Please take note that transferring a domain is a complex process that requires the cooperation of multiple parties and may take three to seven days to complete. Your WHOIS details and Nameservers will not be able to be changed during the transfer so it is important that this is accurate before requesting this to be started. 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.

 

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