Instructions for Outgoing Transfers

Before initiating a transfer, you must do the following:

  • Unlock your domain. Your transfer will fail if this is not done first.
  • Make sure you can receive email sent to the Admin contact from the gaining registrar.
  • Set an authorization code. You must do this yourself. Do not ask us to set it for you. For security reasons, we do not email auth codes.
Once you have successfully initiated a transfer request, expect a confirmation request from your new registrar. EnCirca will not send you a confirmation request. Allow five days for the transfer to process after you confirm the request with your new registrar.

Note: Many web hosting providers will recommend you transfer your domain to them and may even include this in the monthly fee. We recommend you do not do this. It will limit your flexibility and result in downtime if you choose to switch webhost providers later. Instead, you should switch your nameservers to point to your website provider's nameservers. This can be done for free via your EnCirca account.

Additional Notes:

  • To prevent fraudulent transfers, all domains are locked by default. You must login to your account to unlock your domain before you initiate a transfer or else the transfer will be rejected. For security reasons, EnCirca will not do this for you.

    Domains can not be unlocked if a transfer request is pending. If you have initiated a transfer request on a locked domain, you must wait until the transfer request fails before you can unlock your domain.

  • Out-going Transfers are not allowed within 60 days of initial registration, in-coming transfer or owner transfer.

  • All out-going transfers are initiated via the "gaining" Registrar. Make sure that your domain is unlocked first.

  • Review the Whois record and make sure the email address for the Admin Contact is one you can respond to. If it is not, go to the "modify domain" screen and set the admin contact equal to the registrant contact.

  • If the domain is for any extension other than .com or .net, you will need to provide the gaining registrar an "auth info" code.
    You must login to your account to set your authorization code first. For security reasons, EnCirca will not do this for you.

  • Transfers are allowed to auto-complete within the five day window managed by the Registry. We do not "ack" any transfer requests.