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While domain transfers are not overly complicated, they involve restrictions that can prevent successfully transferring domains between hosts and registrars. The following are typical reasons that could cause a transfer to fail and should be handled before attempting any domain transfer to or from hosting companies:
Domains cannot be transferred during a 60-day Prohibited period. You can determine if your domain is currently in a Prohibition period by doing a WHOIS Check on your domain. Generally, the domains will be prohibited due to the following reasons:
Domain Registrars often provide several services related to domains, including locking them and maintaining their own authorization codes to ensure proper ownership over domains. The following can be reasons why a domain could fail to transfer due to the Domain host:
There are additional requirements that can prevent the successful transfer of a domain between registrars, as follows:
If your Domain Transfer failed with Hostwinds, do not place a new order for a domain transfer. Instead, please open a ticket to our Billing Department, who will be able to review why the domain transfer failed and will then be able to re-initiate the domain transfer at no additional cost or contact our Live Chat so that they may help you get the process restarted.
Please note that domain transfers can take between 3 to 10 business days to complete, assuming there are no technical issues.
Written by Hostwinds Team / December 6, 2017