The procedure of transferring a domain to another hosting begins with the fact that new values of DNS servers are set in the settings. It will be the help of them that redirects to the new location of the domain.
Domain transfer is required to be carried out by its registrar or a trustee, who has complete information about the domain, but in most cases, the entire complexity of such a procedure is assumed by the new hosting provider. However, there are two options here:
THE FIRST AND EASIEST
In the contract with the provider, you carefully read all the items and it should indicate that you are the owner of the domain. In this case, the entire procedure for renewal and transfer will be performed by the new provider.
The way is ok, and it’s a dead end: in fact, if there is no information about the owner in the contract, then the domain belongs only to the hosting provider, which means that he has the right to independently manage his property.
Now let’s move on to the issue of domain renewal. Everything is quite simple here – a contract is drawn up with the hosting provider, in which the payment for the existence of the domain will be clearly stated and for what period.
In some cases, there is a need to change the domain administrator. Such a procedure is possible, but it is performed only if there is an official appeal from the current administrator to the registrar, as well as a request from the future new administrator with his or her coordinates to change the data for the administrator. If the transfer is made in the international zone, the procedure is possible for execution only if there is a secret EPP-key. This key is issued at the conclusion of the contract with the hosting provider.
To facilitate the transfer of a domain to a new hosting, many providers provide the ability to automatically transfer a domain if there are some required actions, such as specifying DNS servers. In addition, you can perform one of three actions on which the future of the transferred domain depends.
- Recreate the new site where the transferred domain will be located. In essence, such a site will be a folder on the disk. For example, if the provider orders the creation of a new site, then a folder with the name of the new domain will be created on its server, where you will need to record all the files.
- Priylinkovka domain to an existing site. This option becomes clear from the name: your domain will be attached to an existing site as a subdomain.
- Create a domain without linking. This option is characterized by the creation of a subdomain that will not be assigned to any of the existing sites.
Do not forget that the transfer of the domain requires some settings from the hosting provider, which is why the full launch of the domain on the new hosting will be possible after some time. More precisely, the changes are first carried out on the old server, then on the new one, and then the DNS server caches connection paths with end users.
We hope our information will be useful for readers, and they will be able to fully appreciate all the difficulties of performing such a seemingly simple procedure as transferring a domain to a new hosting.