These are the general guidelines that need to be followed before a domain name can be transferred:
1. Domain privacy services need to be disabled. 2. Verify that your administrative email address in the domain registration record is accurate. 3. Your domain needs to be unlocked. 4. Acquire your domain's transfer authorization code (also referred to as an EPP or auth code) from the current registration service provider.
If your domain is registered with any of the registration service providers below, click on its link for step-by-step tutorials:
Or, If you are an existing customer, sign in to your Hover account at https://www.hover.com/signin and click on the + Add New button and then click on the + Transfer a domain to Hover link, as pictured below.
Multiple Domain View
Single Domain View
Type the domain name to be transferred in the text box and click on the Check or Search button (the button name will vary depending on whether you are initiating the transfer from within an account or from the main Hover page).
A step-by-step transfer process screen will appear. The question mark icon will link you to a help tutorial.
Depending on your registration service provider, there will be up to 3 steps listed:
If the step has a red X in the status then this indicates that the step needs to be completed to continue. A green check indicates that the step has been completed.
Click on Send test email to confirm the admin email address.
Open your email, find a message with an "agree" button you must click after entering your initials. If the button does not work, you can use the link just below "This form is also available on the hover.com website". Once verified you will be redirected to the transfer-in page on hover.com.
Once there are green checks next to each status item, click on the plus (+) to add the domain name to your shopping cart.
Under your Cart click on the Continue to Checkout button.
Enter your transfer authorization code (also called an EPP key) in the text box and then click on Checkout.
If you are not already signed into a Hover account you will see the following screen to create an account or sign in:
If you already have an account, click on Sign in to sign in with your Hover username and password. New customers need to provide their name, a contact email address, then pick a username and password for their Hover account. If you are a new customer, click Create Account after typing in all the required details.
Fill out your name and address as you would like them to appear in your domain registration records.
Scroll down and put a check next to "Do not make my contact information public" if you want you information to remain private. Click Continue.
Billing information needs to be provided next. You can use your existing credit card if you already have an account with billing information, or select Use a different card if you want to use a new credit card. (PayPal is not available for domain transfers)
Fill in your name and address as they appear on your credit card statements, then scroll down and enter your credit card number, card security code (CVV), and expiration date. Click Continue when finished.
Put a check next to I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and then click on Purchase Now.
Your domain status will listed as pending until the transfer has been completed.