This tutorial will cover how to transfer a domain from Namecheap to a different domain provider.
Things to Consider Before Transferring Your Domain Away from Namecheap
- Before going further with the domain transfer, it is essential to know that when a domain name is transferred away, the name servers associated with your domain stay the same during the transfer from one registrar to the other. So for example, if your domain name is using the default name servers of Namecheap, those name servers will be preserved during the transfer and you won’t be able to change the name servers until the transfer is complete.
This means that if you switched to another web-hosting provider and your website was migrated already, before initiating a domain transfer, make sure that your domain name is pointed to the new provider’s name servers. As we previously mentioned – you won’t be able to change the name servers until the transfer is complete.
- Domain Name Registrations and Web Hosting are separate services. The domain name transfer process will not automatically migrate your website. If you are a ChemiCloud customer and you wish to transfer your website from Namecheap, please submit a migration request from your client area. Our migrations experts will move your existing sites and emails free of charge, seamlessly, and with no downtime.
- The transfer of your domain name will include your domain renewal for another year. So, for instance, if your domain is due to expire on the 1st of January 2025, once the transfer is complete, the new expiration date will be the 1st of January 2026.
- Ensure that the domain has not been registered or transferred in the last 60 days.
- Ensure that the domain is in the ‘Active Period’ and not in the ‘Redemption Grace Period’ or ‘Pending Delete’ period.
How To Transfer A Domain From Namecheap
Step 1: Click here to open the Namecheap login page. Once the page is open, go ahead and log in.
Step 2: Once the Account Portal opens, click Domain List from the left side.
Step 3: In the domains list, locate the domain you wish to transfer and click the Manage button on the right side.
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Step 4: When the Domain Management area opens, click Sharing and Transfer from the menu at the mid-top.
Step 5: In the Sharing & Transfer menu, look at the bottom for Transfer Out.
Next to Domain Lock, click Unlock.
The page will update to indicate that the domain has been unlocked successfully.
Following this, click the AUTH CODE button. The Auth Code modal will open, and Namecheap will ask why you are transferring your domain out. This part is required; however, the comments box is not.
Once you have chosen your reason, click the Orange Send Code button. Your Authorization or EPP Code will be sent to your Namecheap account’s Admin Email Contact on file.
And that’s how you unlock your domain at Namecheap and request your EPP code to transfer the domain.
How to Request a Domain Transfer to ChemiCloud
Once you have your EPP code and have confirmed the domain is unlocked and privacy is disabled, follow the steps to initiate the domain transfer.
We’ll assume that you have already unlocked the domain at its current registrar and that you also have the authorization code (sometimes called an EPP key) from Namecheap.
1) Head over to our Domain Transfer page and enter the domain name you wish to transfer to ChemiCloud and the domain Transfer Code (EPP) in the appropriate text field (your current domain registrar should provide this code).
2) Click the “Order Now“ button.
3) You will be asked if you require hosting as well. Click the “Continue“ button to finalize only the domain transfer without hosting.
Click the ‘Checkout‘ button to send your domain transfer request.
A domain name transfer can take up to six (6) days to complete. Once the domain name transfer is complete, you will receive a confirmation by email.
That’s it! You know how to transfer your domain away from Namecheap, whether with another company or us. (But we are pretty awesome, lol).