About domain transfers
How a domain transfer to Hoasted works
Every domain name is unique and can only be managed by one provider at a time. Compare it with a street address that is needed so that you can find visitors. A domain consists of a name (such as Hoasted) and an extension or TLD (such as .com), which together form a unique address (hoasted.com).
If you already have a domain name with another hosting provider, it can be moved to Hoasted, so that you can fully exploit the benefits of management, price and support. To transfer a domain, we need three things, which we will explain in detail later:
ALL STEPS IN A DOMAIN MOVEMENT
How domain transfer works
With a domain transfer, the administrator of your domain name changes, while the owner of the domain name (you) remains the same. The person or body that can initiate and implement a transfer of a domain name is the owner of the domain name. The process below describes the steps you need to take for a smooth transfer of your domain.
Request the transfer code (or token / auth code or EPP code) of your domain from your current provider. This unique code is required to transfer a domain to another administrator or provider. Also check that no relocation lock is active, so that nothing prevents the relocation. If you do not know how to request a relocation code from your current provider, send the relevant support department the following e-mail:
I would like to move the domain names below from my customer account to another provider. Could you send me the relocation codes for this and also check if there is no longer a relocation slot active on these domains?
Look forward to seeing them and thanks in advance for your help!
When you have received the removal code, you can start the ordering process on our website. If you do not have a customer account yet, you can do that create. Then log in to your customer account, go to 'order' and click on transfer domain. Enter your domain and enter the transfer code that you received from your current provider. After the completion of your domain transfer order, the transfer will be initiated.
In certain cases (usually with .com, .org, .info and .net) the owner / holder receives a request for confirmation of relocation by e-mail. After confirming, the move will start. As long as you have not received an e-mail from Hoasted about successful domain transfer, old settings will remain.
With most extensions such as .nl, .be, .eu and .de, removals go immediately (within an hour). Other extensions such as .com and .org can last up to 7 days. Upon successful completion of the domain transfer, you will automatically receive an e-mail confirmation. From that moment on, new institutions are usually active within a few hours at most.
Domain portfolio management
We regularly receive comments from customers or partners who work with multiple domain providers that management in different environments entails a lot of work and is also more expensive.
It often seems like a lot of work and risk to place a portfolio of domain names with one provider, but the opposite is true. We have various tools and automated processes to transfer large amounts of domain names seamlessly and securely.
If you still have domain names elsewhere and you want to know what the options are for you, please contact our support. One of our moving experts helps you personally and without obligation with the possibilities.
SO MUCH MORE THAN A DOMAIN
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you need from me?
We need the domain name and the transfer code of the domain to transfer your domain.
What types of domain names can I transfer?
We can transfer all domain names (ie .nl, .com, .eu, .info and thousands of others) to us.
Can I transfer my domain without purchasing a website?
Can I make DNS changes myself?
Yes, as soon as your domain has been moved and linked to your website, you can make DNS changes.
How fast does a domain transfer go?
The speed varies per type of domain. A .be domain is transferred immediately, a .nl domain lasts a maximum of one hour and, for example, a .com, .net and .org domain usually last around 5 to 7 days.