How To Transfer a Domain Name – The Painless Way

Transferring a domain name requires a few things to be done and well researched. Since it is a complicated process which includes knowing a thing or two on how to do it properly, I will give you a few hosting tips on which areas to pay attention to when doing it.

  1. Avoid transferring domain names close to the date of renewal

You have to give yourself some time for possible mistakes that could happen. Generation name domain can give a problem or two and getting an expired domain comes with additional costs which can negatively impact your hosting website and your funds.

So, when deciding on transferring a domain name, give yourself a time gap of minimum two weeks (ideally one month) so you can have time to see if something is wrong with the domain transferring and have enough time to do something about it.

  1. Make sure the email contact you provide is correct

Usually, the domain transfer communication happens through e-mail. So, in order to be able to get the information you need on how to transfer the domain (the code they send, registration number, etc.) you need to make sure that the e-mail address for the contact you have provided is the correct one.

  1. Check domain search availability

When getting cheap domains or transferring domains, you run the risk of the domain name to be banned from Google Search Engines or for it to have a Google AdSense ban.

In a case of a Google Search Engine ban, your website won’t appear in the search engine’s results which can be (needless to say) detrimental to your success.

In a case of a Google AdSense ban, you won’t be able to place ads on different websites for your website which takes away the opportunity to get the exposure and additional traffic you need.

But rest assured. The bans are not permanent. You can contact Google and request the hosting website to be unbanned.

  1. Check additional services

Every hosting website uses different sets of services from the registrar such as domain parking, email, forwarding, custom DNS etc. for which you have to make sure that these services will be available to you after transferring the domain.

Although the whole domain transferring seems a bit complicated at first sight, once you get into it and learn how it works, the whole process will become easier for you and you will be able to transfer domains more often and with more success.

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