Transfer domain names from Wild West Domains to MyHostingShop

Overview

This page takes you step by step through the procedure for preparing to transfer your domain away from Wild West Domains and into an account at MyHostingShop.

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 Wild West Domains for at least 60 days.

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

Transfer Task 2: Update Administrative contact information

Before you can transfer a domain, the Administrative contact information (especially the email address) must be up-to-date at Wild West Domains, because the Administrative contact receives the transfer request and okays the transfer.

Note: Wild West Domains regards any changes to the Registrant contact information to be an "internal transfer" and will reject any transfer requests for 60 days after changes to the Registrant contact information. We recommend that you leave Registrant contact information as-is at Wild West Domains. As long as either the Registrant or Admin email address is correct and you're using the Auto Verification method, you can make any needed changes once the domain name has successfully transferred to MyHostingShop.

To update the Administrative contact at Wild West Domains:

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

  2. Navigate to the contact information for the domain name you want to transfer.

  3. Update the Administrative contact information if necessary.

Transfer Task 3: Unlock the domain name

Before you can transfer a domain name away from Wild West Domains, it must be unlocked. Locking is a feature most registrars offer to prevent unauthorized transfers (hijacking) of domain names.

To unlock:

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

  2. On the "Domains" menu, click "My domain names".

  3. Click the domain name you want to transfer.

  4. In the "Settings" section, next to the "Locked" status, click "Change".

  5. Select "Unlock" and click "OK".


Transfer Task 4: Obtain the authorization code or retag the domain name

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 Wild West Domains:

  1. Call Wild West's tech support at 480-624-2500.

  2. Ask them to send the authorization code for the domain you want to transfer.

To retag a .uk domain name:

  • Contact Wild West Domains at 480-624-2500, and ask them to retag the domain name to ISP tag MyHostingShop.

  • Alternatively, you can retag/detag directly through Nominet, for a fee.

  • When you transfer a .uk domain name, use the Auto verification transfer method.

  • You can submit the transfer requests to MyHostingShop and Wild West Domains in any order.

  • If you submit the transfer request to MyHostingShop first, you must submit the request to Wild West Domains within a week.

  • If you submit the transfer request to Wild West Domains first, you must submit the request to MyHostingShop by the next 8th day of the calendar month.

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

Transfer Task 5: Transfer the domain name to MyHostingShop

Once you have prepared the domain name at Wild West Domains, you're ready to transfer to MyHostingShop.

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