A purchased domain name is associated to a registrar. To migrate a .com domain from the current registrar to a new registrar, the following steps need to occur.
Remove clientTransferProhibited status
If the domain has
clientTransferProhibitedstatus, remove it. It prevents any transfer of the domain. Do this via the current registrar, it may also be known as
Request an EPP Code
An EPP code is used to prove ownership of the domain. Request this via the current registrar. It will be sent via email to the current registrant’s email address.
EPP Codemay also be referred to as
Transfer the domain
Via the new registrar, purchase a transfer and extension for the domain. The EPP Code from the previous step will have to be provided.
Wait and approve any steps
Throughout the process the registrant may be requested to confirm or deny any transfers. To possibly speed up the process, confirm any transfers. But the current registrar has no obligation to do this and transfers may take up to five days.