The time it takes for a domain transfer or migration can vary depending on several factors, including the domain registrar you’re transferring from and to, the domain extension (TLD) you’re transferring, and the responsiveness of the involved parties. In general, here’s an estimated timeline for the domain transfer process:
Initiation: The initial request to transfer a domain usually takes only a few minutes to complete on your end. This involves providing the authorization code and initiating the transfer with the new registrar.
Confirmation: After you initiate the transfer, your current registrar will send an email to the domain’s administrative contact with a link to confirm the transfer. This step typically takes 3 to 7 days.
Transfer Approval: Once you’ve confirmed the transfer, your current registrar has up to 5 days to approve the transfer. If they don’t respond within this timeframe, the transfer is automatically approved.
Transfer Process: After the transfer is approved, the actual transfer process starts. This can take anywhere from a few hours to 5 days, depending on the domain extension and the registrars involved.
DNS Propagation: Once the transfer is complete, DNS propagation needs to occur. This is the process where updated DNS information is distributed across the internet’s DNS servers. DNS propagation typically takes 24 to 48 hours, but it can take up to 72 hours in some cases.
It’s important to note that domain transfers might experience delays if there are any issues with the authorization code, if the administrative contact email is not readily accessible, or if there are technical glitches. To ensure a smooth transfer process, it’s recommended to follow the instructions provided by both your current and new registrars carefully and to be prepared for potential downtime during the DNS propagation period.
At SS Marketing, we can help facilitate the domain transfer process and provide guidance to ensure that the transfer is completed as efficiently as possible while minimizing any disruptions to your online presence.
<< PreviousHow does a domain transfer/migration works?