Transfer your domain, why don'tcha?

Transfer your domain name on over to HostGator and we'll throw in a
bonus year of registration for free.

Transfer your .com starting at $7.95/yr*

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Ensure your domain transfer is a success:

  • The domain must be valid and currently registered with another registrar.
  • The domain must have been registered for a minimum of 60 days.
  • The domain must be in an unlocked status with the current registrar.
  • You must obtain an authorization code from the current registrar to initiate the transfer.

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Don't settle for just a domain name.

Our features will level up your domain game.

Domain locking

Prevent unauthorized transfer (or "hijacking") of your domain names. You retain total control to also unlock any domain should you choose to do so for any reason.

Easy management

Your domain control panel is designed for ease-of-use and allows for all aspects of your domains to be managed from a single dashboard.

Domain renewal

Your registered domain names will auto-renew by default. This will prevent any domain from inadvertently expiring due to accidental human error.

Domain Privacy Protection

For a small fee, your personal information will be unavailable in any WHOIS database, which is publicly available and open to anyone. Learn more about Domain Privacy →

Domain transfer FAQs

There are many benefits to transferring your domain to HostGator. You'll not only receive an additional year on the registration at no additional cost but also experience the convenience of having your domains and hosting (as well as the related billing) all managed from a single location. Simplify your online life and bring all of these services under the same umbrella.

Our domain transfer service begins by entering the domain into the field above. There are a couple of steps that you must take at your current registrar: unlock the domain and acquire the transfer authorization code. For most domain transfers, that is where your work ends, and we take care of the rest! Of course, if we do require anything further from you, we'll be in touch.

This largely depends on how quickly your current domain registrar responds to our requests and actions relative to the process. Given all the variables involved, the best estimate to complete the process is roughly 5-7 days, give or take, more or less, and more often than not. Rest assured, we do everything within our power to ensure a quick domain transfer process and we will always reach out to you in the event there is anything you can do to assist.