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Changing your domain registrar can be daunting with worries about website and email downtime. As a long-established registrar, we've tried to make the process as simple as possible with step-by-step instructions so your transfer completes quickly. Transferring a Nominet domain like
.co.uk or .uk will usually complete in just a couple of hours, whereas a .com transfer will generally complete within 5 days.
Our UK-based support team are here 7 days a week to help you with any questions or concerns you have before starting the transfer too.
When you register a domain name, it is managed by a domain registrar, such as GetDotted. A domain transfer is where you move the management of your domain name between registrars.
It does not change the ownership of the domain name, just the company with which your domain is held.
The transfer process differs between domain authorities, for example .uk domains require that the IPS tag is changed, however most other types require an authorisation code to initiate the transfer.
Enter you domain into our handy domain transfer checker, which will clarify your domain type and will provide you with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
The domain that you are looking to transfer must have been registered (with no changes to the registrant details) for at least 60 days. When a domain is registered or transferred it is subject to a 60-day lock period to protect against any unauthorised transfers.
The authorities for some domain types insist that domains must be renewed as part of the transfer process. You don't have to wait until expiry is due, the renewal will simply add a further 12 months on to the current registration period. Upon checking the eligibility
to transfer your domains, we'll inform you if you're required to renew your domain as part of the transfer process.
.uk domains tend to be transferred the same day and can take anything between 30mins to a few hours. Other types of domain usually take between 5-7 days from the date that the transfer was initiated.
Please note that a smooth transfer to Freeola and GetDotted is subject to the cooperation of your current host.
No, you will still be the registered owner of the domain. If you wish to transfer your domain to someone else, you can do so by going to the My Domains section your MyFreeola Control Panel.
If you are looking to move your domain to a different provider, you can transfer
your domain away from us quickly and easily in the MyFreeola Control Panel.
You can do this two different ways:
1. Change the DNS Settings
A simple DNS change is the quickest and easiest way to use alternative hosting. You'll still be able to renew your domain name with us and benefit from our cheap renewals. Just ask your host for their DNS details, submit them through MyFreeola and the change should be complete within 24 hours. Click here to change your DNS.
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GetDotted is a leading UK domain registrar offering cheap domain names. Each domain comes with a free email address and one-page website. We have cheap domain renewal prices and offer 20% off with auto-renewal.
You can transfer your domain to GetDotted for free.
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