Transfer domain names from directNIC or Intercosmos to TheHostingShop

Overview

This page takes you step by step through the procedure for preparing to transfer your domain away from directNIC or Intercosmos and into an account at TheHostingShop.

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 directNIC or Intercosmos for at least 60 days.

  • The domain name is not in "client update prohibited" status.

Transfer Task 2: Confirm contact information

Before you can transfer a domain, the Registrant and Administrative contact information must be up-to-date at directNIC or Intercosmos, because it is these contacts who receive the transfer request and okay the transfer.

To update these contacts at directNIC or Intercosmos:

  1. Log on to your account at directnic.com.

  2. Click "Domain Manager".

  3. In the row of the domain you want to transfer, click the "Change Contact Information" icon.

  4. If the Registrant or Administrative contact information is incorrect (especially email addresses), open the dropdown menu and select the contact type.

  5. Type in the correct contact information.

  6. Click "Modify".

Transfer Task 3: Unlock the domain (if locked)

Before you can transfer a domain away from directNIC or Intercosmos, the domain must be unlocked. Locking is a feature most registrars offer to prevent unauthorized transfers (hijacking) of domains.

To unlock:

  1. Log on to your account at directnic.com.

  2. On the "Customer Settings" menu, select "Set Transfer Security", and then click "Change Security Settings for Individual Domains".

  3. If the domain you want to transfer is locked, select it and submit the transfer status change.


Transfer Task 4: Obtain the authorization code

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, .cn, .tw, .cc, or .in domain name, obtain the authorization code from directNIC or Intercosmos

  1. Log on to your account at directnic.com.

  2. Click "Domain Manager".

  3. Click the domain name you want to transfer.

  4. The authinfo code is displayed in the "Details" section of the page. Copy and store it to supply in the transfer request at TheHostingShop.

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

Transfer Task 4: Unlock the domain

Before you can transfer a domain away from directNIC or Intercosmos, the domain must be unlocked. Locking is a feature most registrars offer to prevent unauthorized transfers (hijacking) of domains.

To unlock:

  1. Log on to your account at directnic.com.

  2. On the "Customer Settings" menu, select "Set Transfer Security", and then click "Change Security Settings for Individual Domains".

  3. If the domain you want to transfer is locked, select it and submit the transfer status change.

Transfer Task 5: Transfer the domain name to TheHostingShop

Once you have prepared the domain name at directNIC or Intercosmos, you're ready to transfer to TheHostingShop.

 



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