You can transfer your domain from your current domain provider to FatCow. There are a lot of benefits to transferring your domain to us, so we've created this guide to help make this process as easy as possible for you. Keep in mind that in can take up to 5 days for the transfer to go through.
Make sure that your domain has existed with your current registrar for at least 60 days.
Make sure that your domain is not involved in a legal dispute and does not have a registry lock on it (this is very rare).
Some times your domain provider will require you to contact them in order to release the domain transfer authorization code to you. We've found the contact information for you of several popular domain providers.
Note that your current registrar may send you a final confirmation email before they allow your domain to be transferred to FatCow. Also, your current registrar may be imposing additional requirements before they'll authorize the domain transfer. You'll need to contact your current registrar to resolve these issues.
Why Is My Domain Locked?
Domains are locked to prevent unauthorized domain transfers. Some domain providers give you tools to let you unlock your domain on your own while others require you to contact them to have your domain unlocked for you. However, there are a few scenarios where your domain provider will not allow you to unlock your domain:
Your domain name was registered or transferred within the last 60 days.
Your domain name may be locked as the result of a dispute, and is currently under investigation.
Some domain providers may even choose to lock your domain for 60 days whenever you make a change to your domain.
Can Domains Be Altered During A Registrar Transfer?
While a domain is in the middle of a transfer, it cannot be altered. This includes renewing the domain, changing its Whois information, and updating its nameservers. You will either have to request the domain's current hosting provider to cancel the transfer, or wait until the transfer is complete before any changes can be made.