This tutorial will step you through preparing a domain at Network Solutions for a transfer to Hover.
Warning - if you rely on Network Solutions' DNS services for custom DNS records, please contact Hover customer service so we can setup your DNS records in Hover before you transfer in so you do not experience any downtime on your domain's services.
This tutorial applies to the following top-level domains:
Other top-level domains, such as .ca domains, have a different transfer process. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 1-866-731-6556 if you need help with the transfer of top-level domains not covered in this section.
A step-by-step transfer process is outlined below:
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.
Approve the transfer (optional)
If you do nothing, your pending domain transfer from Network Solutions to Hover will be approved automatically after 5 days. If you don't want to wait, the following instructions will show you how to approve a pending transfer.
Please be warned that Network Solutions will disable hosting, email, DNS, and URL forwarding services after your transfer away has been approved. If you rely on any of these Network Solutions services for your domain name, please contact email@example.com or call us at +1.866.731.6556 so we can help you set up Hover services before your transfer is initiated.
To expedite your transfer from Network Solutions to Hover, please complete these steps:
Check Your Email for a Domain Name Transfer Request Message from Network Solutions.
Select Confirm then click Submit.
Network Solutions will provide a summary of the approved transfer. It may still take a few days for your domain transfer to be completed.
After your transfer has been completed, you will receive a Congrats! email like the one below.