Transfer domain names from Melbourne IT to TheHostingShop

Overview

This page takes you step by step through the procedure in preparation for transferring your domain away from Melbourne IT 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 Melbourne IT 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 Melbourne IT, because it is these contacts who receive the transfer request and okay the transfer.

To update these contacts at Melbourne IT:

  1. Log on to your account at MelbourneIT.com.au.

  2. Click "View/Manage Domain Names".

  3. Click the domain name you want to transfer.

  4. If the contact information needs to be updated, click "Change Contact Details" and then click "Go to Advanced Mode".

  5. Make any needed changes and click "OK".

Transfer Task 3: Unlock the domain

Before you can transfer a domain away from Melbourne IT, 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 MelbourneIT.com.au.

  2. Click "View/Manage Domain Names".

  3. Click the domain name you want to transfer.

  4. In the "Domain Details" section, click "Unlock Domain Name".

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 Melbourne IT

  1. Log on to your account at MelbourneIT.com.au.

  2. Click "View/Manage Domain Names".

  3. Click the domain name you want to transfer.

  4. In the "Domain Details" section, click "Retrieve Domain Name (authinfo) Password".

  5. The password displays in the interface. Record it so you can supply it in the transfer request at TheHostingShop.

To retag a .uk domain name:

  • Contact Melbourne IT and ask them to retag the domain name to ISP tag TheHostingShop.

  • 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 TheHostingShop and Melbourne IT in any order.

  • If you submit the transfer request to TheHostingShop first, you must submit the request to Melbourne IT within a week.

  • If you submit the transfer request to Melbourne IT first, you must submit the request to TheHostingShop 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 TheHostingShop

Once you have prepared the domain name at Melbourne IT, you're ready to transfer to TheHostingShop.

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