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Requirements: Registry requirements for registrar transfer

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In order to transfer your domain name to FatCow, the following conditions must be met:
  1. Your domain name has been registered with your current registrar for at least 60 days and is in good financial standing.
    How to find your registrar.
  2. The domain name is not involved in a domain dispute and does not have a registry lock.
  3. The domain name is not expired and is not within 10 days of expiring. If the domain has expired or is about to expire, you will need to renew with your current registrar before a registrar transfer can occur.
    Note: If the domain has or does expire, it becomes ineligible to transfer for 60 days.
  4. The Administrative Contact email address on file for the domain name is a valid working email address.
    • Note: If you do not have access to this email address, please contact your current registrar for information on changing it before initiating a registrar transfer request. Click here to change Administrative Contact information.
    • If you have Domain Whois Privacy enabled, it must be disabled. Contact the current registrar to disable it.
  5. A domain credit is available on your account. You can verify this by going to DomainCentral in the Control Panel.
  6. You must obtain an authorization code from your current registrar. Follow these directions to contact your registrar and obtain the authorization code.
Updated 04/16/14


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