Domain Transfer
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Prepare Domain

Before starting your domain transfer...

- Verify that your domain has been registered for at least 60 days
- Unlock the domain at your current registrar - Confirm that your email address is listed as the domain’s Administrative Contact

Purchase Transfer at

Open the Domain Transfer page and make an order.

Approve Transfer

Check your Email!

Transfer approval instructions will be emailed to the Administrative Contact, so keep an eye on your inbox.

Transfer Accepted

Voila !

After your previous registrar has accepted the transfer, the domain will be available in your account.

Domain Features

Easy File Management

The online file manager allows you to upload, create or delete files, organize files in folders, extract files and change file permissions.

Access emails from anywhere

If you've got an internet connection, you've got mail. Instantly connect and manage your fully synced email account from any online device - stay up-to-date, anytime, anywhere.

Never miss a message

You will never miss any messages aever again. Our packages give you the option of creating catch-all addresses. This means any sent to an address for your domain that does not exist can be captured .

FAQ: Your questions, Our answers

A domain name transfer is the process of moving a domain from one service/registrar to another.

Before beginning the transfer process, you will need to ensure that your domain is properly set up for a transfer and that you have all of the required information. The process will vary depending on your domain provider, but there are general steps that are common between many registrars. Here is what you will first need to do with your current domain provider before transferring to Hover:

1. Disable domain privacy settings.
2. Verify that your administrative email address in the domain registration record is accurate.
3. Unlock your domain by removing/disabling the transfer lock.
4. Get your domain’s transfer authorization code (sometimes called an EPP key, secret code or auth code).

Next, visit ISSLServ and navigate to Domain Transfer. Enter the domain you'd like to transfer in the text box hit the submit button.If the domain name is valid, then you can select Add to Cart and then Checkout to continue. In the shopping cart, enter the authorization code in the appropriate text field and place your order. If you don't already have a user account, you will be able to create one during this step. Once this is done, your domain transfer will start. Remember, it can take 3-5 days for a transfer between providers to complete.

There are a few scenarios that would make your domain ineligible for transfer:

  • The domain was registered in the past 60 days.
  • The domain was transferred in the past 60 days.
  • The domain is in redemption (after a domain expires, you have a 40-day grace period to renew it. After this, it will enter a redemption period for another 30 days during which you can reclaim the domain for a fee).
  • The domain has an unresolved domain dispute.

Additionally, the registries of some top-level domains have their own rules regarding domain transfer eligibility. Check with the registry behind the particular TLD you use for your domain for more information.

Regardless of when you transfer, you will keep the remaining time left on your domain’s registration. The cost of your domain transfer will add an additional year of registration after the domain’s expiry date. For example, a domain transferred on October 1, 2015 that is set to expire on January 15, 2016 will now expire on January 15, 2017. This will be the case for most top-level domains, however there are a few exceptions that will not apply an additional year. Check with your particular TLD’s registry to see what their domain transfers policy is.

No! In fact, it is highly recommended that you transfer your domain with plenty of time remaining on its registration so there will be no potential complications. This will allow for time to properly prepare the domain for transfer. For example, some providers will ask you to first settle up your account or will take a few days to send you your authorization code.

In most cases, you can transfer your domain at any time (provided it was not transferred or registered in the last 60 days) and keep the remaining time already registered for that domain. There are a few exceptions with some top-level domains, so check with your TLD’s registry for their domain transfers policy.

A domain authorization code (also referred to as an EPP key/code or auth code) is a unique 6 to 32 character code that has been assigned to a domain. We will need this code in order to access the information associated with the domain residing with your current registrar.