Domain transfer is equal to changing the domain provider. During the transfer, you simply re-register your domain at another platform.

Remember that no matter where your domain is registered, most of the time, you don't need to transfer it to use it on another platform 💡

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Step 1 – Pre-transfer checks

Before you initiate a domain transfer, make sure that:

  1. You have full ownership and control of the domain name that you want to transfer to Hostinger.

  2. The domain is unlocked from the current registrar. You may need to contact your provider's customer support to unlock the domain.

  3. The domain name is older than 60 days and is active (not suspended by the registry, not in the Redemption period).

  4. The domain has not been transferred between registrars within the last 60 days.

  5. You have a valid EPP/Auth code from your current registrar. You might need to contact your domain provider's customer support to get the code.

Step 2 – Initiate the transfer

To initiate the transfer, you need to:

  1. Open the Hostinger Transfer Domain page (or Transfer Domain if you already have a Hostinger account).

  2. Insert your domain name and click on Transfer.

  3. Proceed with the payment.

  4. Enter the EPP code and initiate the transfer

Once you finish the order, the transfer process will be initiated. You will receive an email regarding the domain transfer. Don’t forget to confirm it!

After the transfer, your domain will be renewed for 1 year. This applies to generic TLDs (gTLDs) and does not apply to ccTLDs such as .co.uk, .es, .com.br, etc.

Troubleshooting

These are the most common domain transfer error messages and their solutions:

Error message

Solution

Seems like this domain is available for the registry. Would you like to register it?

The domain you inserted is currently not registered by anyone. Make sure to check the spelling as there could be a typo. If the domain name is correct, you can proceed with the purchase.

The domain is locked and cannot be transferred.

The domain is locked by the registrar. You may need to contact the appropriate support channel to unlock it.

If you have unlocked your domain recently, it could take up to a couple of hours for the change to take effect.

Sorry, this top-level domain cannot be transferred to Hostinger at the moment.

Hostinger is unable to support this TLD at present.


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