This purpose of this tutorial is to help you get started when you are ready to start transferring your domain from to another domain registrar. There are several things that must take place before you can begin to transfer your domain name. Once they are completed, you can begin the domain name transfer at the home web site for the new domain name registrar where you want your domain name transferred to. This tutorial assumes that you have a domain already registered with, and we are going to start on their home page.


The first thing you must do is make sure the domain name is not locked, or being prevented from being transferred out of the current registry. Let's start by entering your account username and password in the boxes on the log-in screen. Now click on the login button. You are now logged in to your account. Scroll down, and click on the Transfer Shield link in the Services section. This takes you to the Transfer Shield page, where you need to scroll down. Answer the security question you have set up for your account, and click on Continue. On the new screen, you will click the Edit Transfer Shield link. Scroll down, and select the domain name you wish to unlock by checking the box in front of the domain name. The next screen is to change the status of your Transfer Shield. Make sure this setting is "Not Armed" by clicking NO. Then click on Continue. You will now see a screen that will let you know the change has been a success. The lock has now been removed from the domain name, so it can now be transferred to another domain registry. Click on continue again.


There are several other things that need to be done while you are logged in to your account. You should verify that your Contact Info is correct and up-to-date both at the current registry and the Who-Is. You also should obtain, most likely by email, what is called the EPP code, or the Authorization Code, or the KEY Code, or it may be called a different name. It is the authorization code that allows the registries to permit the transfer of your domain name. This code needs to be given to your new domain registrar to begin the transfer process. When finished, click the logout link, in the lower right-hand side menu.


You are now ready to visit our web site or contact us to initiate the domain transfer request. This ends this tutorial. You now know how to unlock your domain at its current registrar, if the registrar is so that it can be transferred to another domain registry.

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