You can transfer domain names to Everleap that were registered elsewhere in order to have all of the elements of your site consolidated under one login and payment method.
Note that we can only accept incoming transfer of .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, and .name Top Level Domains (TLD's). As with all domain registrar transfers, there will be a one year extension to your domain registration period. The additional year's registration fee is paid when the transfer is initiated.
Before you initiate a domain registrar transfer in the Everleap Control Panel, you must prepare the domain for transfer. Those preparations include:
- Unlocking the domain if it is locked
- Disabling whois privacy if it is enabled
- Obtaining the transfer authorization - or EPP - key
Note: Most newly purchased domain names have a 60 day hold period. If you have registered your domain name within the last 60 days, you will not be able to transfer the domain name to any new Domain Registrar.
Performing a Whois lookup of your domain name will help you find the current Registrar of your domain along with other domain information. Refer to this Knowledge Base article for guidance on how to perform a Whois lookup on your domain name. (How can I find out who my Domain Registrar is)
Beginning the transfer
When you initiate the transfer, an email will be sent to the Email address entered into the Contact Info pane for the domain transfer. The email contains a link to an authorization page, where you can approve or deny the transfer request. You will need the authorization code from your previous domain registrar to complete the approval.
Note: Emails during the transfer process will come from the Everleap Domain Services, but will also contain information and links referring to Tucows and OpenSRS.net, our domain registrar partner.
If you do not approve the transfer within five days of initiating it, the transfer will be canceled and you must initiate it again in Control Panel.
Completing the transfer
Once you have approved the transfer to us, the actual transfer between the two registrars can take a day or two (sometimes longer). Depending on who the old registrar is, you may be able to speed up the process by also approving the transfer from their control panel. Though this is not always applicable, many of the registrars, such as GoDaddy, do allow for transfer approval. We encourage you contact your current domain registrar and also get guidelines from their concerning your wish to transfer your domain name away from them. They should be able to give you a more thorough instructions on their end on what you need to do to prepare your domain name for the transfer.
While the transfer is in progress your domain will continue to function as normal (there is no "downtime" in a registrar transfer) and the domain's status will display Pending Transfer in the Everleap Control Panel. When the transfer is complete the domain status changes to Active.