In the past, Internet hosts and their clients had the option of choosing from just two kinds of domain names. Today however, we have acquired numerous domain names and realize that they are all over the place. Each domain is held in reserve. All of them are updated with the “latest and greatest” information. They are all aesthetically appealing.
It seems as though everything is in order except for one thing. Each domain is registered under different registrars.
The best and most efficient solution for this is to make a domain transfer. A Domain Transfer is a method of shifting or altering your domain registration from the existing Registrar to a new one.
Before getting into this process, let us refresh of knowledge and get familiar with some of the terminology used
Registrar - A company that registers domain
Losing Registrar - The existing registrar of your domain from which you wish to transfer.
Registrant - The owner of a particular domain name.
Domain -An address in cyberspace. It is your custom name on the Internet.
Web host – Gives you server space, web services and file maintenance for websites controlled by individuals or companies that do not have their own web servers (computers that deliver web pages).
Transferring a domain to a different server means that the technical control of the domain name is being moved to a different ISP (Internet Service Provider) or domain host, who allows you to rent or borrow space on very fast hard drives called servers.
Moving Day for Your Domain:
There are various reasons people may wish to transfer a domain. Here are a few that you could think about:
There may be better security and services at better prices, at another particular registrar.
To proceed with a transfer, you will usually be required to follow the following steps:
Note – Transferring a domain may seem like a daunting task, but transferring your existing domains to 1&1 Internet is quick and easy. Initiate your domain transfer by simply signing up with 1&1 or at anytime through the 1and1.com Control Panel. Your verification will immediately be confirmed, and they will send you an e-mail containing a link to your identity verification page. With this you’ll be the rightful owner for your domain name.
The expense of a domain name transfer will vary depending on the transaction. There are no hidden costs to transfer a domain name. Some of the services, to gain your business for future years, will offer low-costs. When you transfer your domain from one registrar to another, your domain is automatically transferred at the central registry and there is usually a fee similar to registration costs for this process.
Whether it is for a private project or a corporate presence, getting the right domain name can be the foundation of your success.
Transferring of domains makes it easy to control all of your domains, using a one-user account. Receiving a billing statement from only one registrar will prove to be a huge relief, and you will save time because there will be no switching from one registrar to another, when retaining the domains.