Transfer your domain from Gandi to Maine Hosting Solutions

Transfer domain names from Gandi to eNom

Overview

This page takes you step by step through the procedure for transferring a domain away from Gandi and into an account at eNom.

The transfer process involves the tasks that are described below. Following the transfer tasks, we provide information about tracking the progress of the transfer, and ICANN rules regarding rejections.

Transfer Task 1: Verify that the domain name is eligible for transfer

To make sure your domain name can be transferred, check the following:

  • The domain name has been registered for at least 60 days, and has been at Gandi for at least 60 days.
  • The domain name is not in "client update prohibited" status.

Transfer Task 2: Update Administrative contact information

Before you can transfer a domain, the Registrant and Administrative contact information (especially the email address) must be up-to-date at Gandi, because the Administrative contact receives the transfer request and okays the transfer.

To update the Administrative contact at Gandi:

  1. Log on to your account at gandi.net.
  2. Navigate to the contact information for the domain name you want to transfer.
  3. Update the Registrant and Administrative contact information if necessary.

Transfer Task 3: Obtain the authorization code or retag the domain name

Some TLDs require that you provide an authorization code for your domain name, to provide an extra level of assurance that the transfer request comes from an authorized source.

To transfer a .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, .name, or .cc domain name, obtain the authorization code from Gandi:

  1. Log on to your account at gandi.net.
  2. Navigate to your list of domain names.
  3. Click the domain name you want to transfer.
  4. On the "domain details" page, you can obtain the authorization code (called Authorization key by Gandi).
  5. Copy and save the authorization code that appears, to include in the transfer request you submit at eNom.

To retag a .uk domain name:

  • Contact Gandi and ask them to retag the domain name to ISP tag eNom.
  • Alternatively, you can retag/detag directly through Nominet, for a fee.
  • When you transfer a .uk domain name, use the Auto verification transfer method.
  • You can submit the transfer requests to eNom and Gandi in any order.
  • If you submit the transfer request to eNom first, you must submit the request to Gandi within a week.
  • If you submit the transfer request to Gandi first, you must submit the request to eNom by the next 8th day of the calendar month.

Transfers of TLDs other than those named above do not require any codes or tags.

Transfer Task 4: Unlock the domain name

Before you can transfer a domain name away from Gandi, it must be unlocked. Locking is a feature most registrars offer to prevent unauthorized transfers (hijacking) of domain names.

To unlock:

  1. Log on to your account at gandi.net.
  2. Navigate to your list of domain names.
  3. Click the domain name you want to transfer.
  4. On the "domain details" page, click "unlock".
  5. It typically takes 24 to 48 hours for the Whois to reflect this unlocking. We recommend that you submit your transfer request at Maine Hosting Solutions shortly after this period elapses.

Transfer Task 5: Transfer the domain name to Maine Hosting Solutions by emailing the Auth Code to domreg@mainehost.com. Once the transfer has been initiated you will receive an email authorizing the transfer, which you must accept in order for the transfer to proceed. You will need to click on the link 2/3 down the email to accept the transfer. It usually takes 5 - 7 business days to complete.

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