Hostgator Domain Transfer Step By Step

Transferring your domain name to HostGator is not a hard task. It is something that can be done in a few steps. 

It requires transferring your domain from its current registrar to Hostgator, which will then become the new registrar for the domain.

By transferring your domain name to HostGator, you can take advantage of their competitive prices and features, as well as their 24/7 customer support.

Requirements for Hostgator domain transfer

1. The domain name must be unlocked, meaning that the current registrar has removed any locks on the domain name.

2. The domain name must have an auth code (also known as an EPP code).

3. The domain name must have current and valid registration information, including the registrant’s name, address, and contact information.

4. The domain name must have been registered with the current registrar for at least 60 days.

5. The domain name must have at least 15 days remaining on its registration.

6. The domain name must not be in the process of being transferred or deleted.

Before you can move your domain to Hostgator, you have to unlock it from the current registrar.

Unlocking Your Domain

Unlocking your domain name depends on the domain name registrar you use.  You can unlock your domain name by logging into your registrar’s website, locating the domain in question, and then changing the domain’s lock status.

If you cannot locate the lock status, the best option is to contact your registrar through their support page.

After unlocking your domain, you will be able to make changes to the domain, including transferring it to another registrar.

Once you have unlocked the domain, you will need an authorization code from your current domain registrar before the transfer can be completed.

Requesting an Authorization Code

To request an authorization code for domain transfer, you will need to log into your current domain registrar’s account.

Once logged in, you should be able to find the authorization code in the domain details section. 

If you are unable to locate the code, you may need to reach out to your current registrar directly. They should be able to provide the code or guide you through the process of obtaining it.

Hostgator domain transfer

Once you have unlocked the domain and also have the authorization code. You can initiate the transfer to your HostGator account.

To start the transfer, log into your HostGator account and click Domains > Transfer Domains. Enter the domain name you want to transfer and the authorization code. Once you’ve entered the information, click the “Continue” button.

The transfer process usually takes about 1 day to complete. Once it’s done, you’ll receive an email notification.

Hostgator domain transfer FAQ

Will my domain name remain active during the transfer process?

Your domain name will remain active and functioning during the transfer process. However, any changes you make to your domain settings will not be reflected until the transfer has been completed.

How much does it cost to transfer a domain to HostGator?

The cost to transfer a domain to HostGator depends on the extension. Most generic top-level domains (gTLDs) such as .com, .net, and .org are $9.95 per domain.

Some other extensions such as .co, .info, and .biz are $14.95 per domain. You can view the full list of pricing here.

Can I transfer a domain from another HostGator account to my current HostGator account?

you can transfer a domain from another HostGator account to your current HostGator account. Contact their Support team for assistance with transferring the domain.

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