Domain Transfer

Domain Transfer

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Transfer Your Domain Today!

Get Perfect Domain Name from DFS.

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Carry Time Over

Add any remaining time to your 1-year renewal

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Zero Downtime

Keep your site running without any downtime

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Personal Data Privacy

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How to Transfer Your Domain

Better service, support, and savings in 3 easy steps

Check it

Type your domain in the search bar above to see if it meets our basic transfer requirements.

Prepare it

Consult the domain type requirements and have your authorization code ready. It’s the faster way to transfer domains.

Submit it

Add your domain to the cart, then head to the checkout and make your payment. Your domain transfer will automatically complete within 30 minutes to 6 days.

Why Transfer to Us?

The answer is… easy…

Easy Savings

Want to save money? You will benefit from some of the best domain transfer rates in the market, savings on your annual renewal purchase, and a Comodo PositiveSSL exclusive offer*. It’s all part of matching great service with savings.

Easy Management

It’s not just easy to transfer a domain. It’s easy to manage them too. DFS checkout and Account Panel are free of cluttered upsells and complications, making domain management effortless and leaving you to get on with the things that matter.

Easy Consolidation

You can move all your domains to us, stress and hassle-free. There’s no need to juggle separate providers, contacts, and services when you can have everything you need, all in one place.

Easy 24/7 Support

Get help and advice from the experts in our Support Center, whenever you need it. This includes Concierge support during the transfer itself.

No Domain Downtime

Whether you’re hosting the DNS yourself, or through a web hosting company, your nameservers will be transferred over and you should not experience any downtime.

If you are using a registrar’s default nameservers and want to avoid downtime during transfer, we advise taking the following steps:

  1. Set your domain to use our FreeDNS
  2. Once your domain starts using our FreeDNS, start the transfer
  3. After the transfer, the FreeDNS will automatically switch to our default nameservers

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Frequent Asked Questions

How long will the domain transfer take?

Domain transfers can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 days to complete. The exact time-frame depends on the domain’s TLD and the time required for your current registrar to complete the process.

If you’re looking to switch registrars for any reason, DFS is the best place to transfer a domain.

Will I lose the remaining time I have with my current registrar?

If we are talking about generic TLDs (such as .com, .info, .agency, etc.), the remaining time that you have with your current registrar will not be lost, it gets carried over. Plus, your domain will be renewed for one year as part of the transfer.

If you renew your domain name after the domain has expired, you will need to wait 45 days after the expiration date before you can transfer. Otherwise, you may lose the renewal year that you paid for with the previous registrar.

When it comes to country-code extensions (.de, .uk, .es, etc.), each Registry may set its own rules. Find out if your domain is eligible for transfer now.

Why do people transfer domains?

People transfer domains for different reasons. If cost is of a concern, they may transfer a domain to a cheaper registrar to take advantage of a low price or the best deals. Sometimes they may just prefer the services another company has on offer.

If you’re looking for a cheap domain transfer service that’s fast and safe, choose DFS – our average pricing for transfers is usually the lower cost of renewing elsewhere.

Can I transfer an expired domain?

Yes, you can. To do this, unlock the domain with your current Registrar and get the Auth/EPP code from them. Once you have the code, submit the transfer. Please contact our Support Team if you require further assistance.

Can my domain be renewed for more than 1 year during transfer?

When you transfer your domain, the remaining time you had left with your old registrar is automatically included. The one year you have registered for, is added on top. Extra renewals can be added on after you have transferred.

The exception is UK group TLDs – they are not renewed during transfer and are free to transfer.