Domain Transfer

Give your domain the home it deserves.

So what all do you get?

  • Simple domain set up-no technical skills needed.
  • Up to 100 subdomains (like pics.coolexample.com) to customize your site.
  • Real-time monitoring to make sure you’re always up and running.
  • Quick, simple tools to forward your domains to any existing website.

Why transfer domains to Hoster Buddy.

With thousand of domains registered, we’re the best leader and know how to take care of your domains. If your current domain provider isn’t giving you the pricing, support and service you need, you want to consolidate your properties or it’s just time for a change — we can help. Our goal is to make the transfer process as simple as possible so that you can get on with more important things in your life.

Automatic. No tech skills required.

Our transfer process is automated, fast and risk-free, so you can be up and running quickly. Moving your domain happens mostly in the background, leaving you with more time to work on your next big thing.

Always up to date.

We monitor your domains in real time to make sure your sites are always up and running.

Centralize multiple domains.

If you manage multiple domains, having them centralized with one provider can simplify life. We make the process simple and stress-free.

Worldwide support.

You’re not limited to .com. Choose from a wide variety of domain names in multiple languages and extensions, as well as helpful human support wherever you are.

Management made easy.

Subdomains? Forwarding? We do all that and more. Plus, our domain management tools are straightforward — everyone can use them.

Bulk discounts.

You can get up to 31% off when you register or transfer six or more .com domains at once.

Automatic. No tech skills required.

Our transfer process is automated, fast and risk-free, so you can be up and running quickly. Moving your domain happens mostly in the background, leaving you with more time to work on your next big thing.

Management made easy.

Subdomains? Forwarding? We do all that and more. Plus, our domain management tools are straightforward — everyone can use them.

Worldwide support.

You’re not limited to .com. Choose from a wide variety of domain names in multiple languages and extensions, as well as helpful human support wherever you are.

Centralize multiple domains.

If you manage multiple domains, having them centralized with one provider can simplify life. We make the process simple and stress-free.

Always up to date.

We monitor your domains in real time to make sure your sites are always up and running.

Bulk discounts.

You can get up to 31% off when you register or transfer six or more .com domains at once.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I transfer my domains to Hoster Buddy?

At Hoster Buddy, Domain transfers are charged per name at a flat fee, so you’ll pay nothing beyond this initial cost and ICANN registration, where appropriate. We also let you keep any time left on your current registrations — and throw in a free year of registration for each transfer*. Depending on how many domains you’re moving, this could add up to significant savings.

How do I transfer domains to Hoster Buddy?

  1. Make sure the email address listed for the administrative (admin) contact on each domain is up-to-date. Your current registrar might use this address to communicate with you during the transfer process. For .au domains, the admin contact is called the registrant contact.
  2. Next unlock each of the domain names you’d like to transfer. Contact your current registrar for details on how to do this.
  3. You may need an authorization code (sometimes called a transfer key or EPP code) from your current registrar. This isn’t necessary in all cases, such as when transferring country-code Top-level Domain Names (ccTLDs). If the authorization codes aren’t shown in your account manager, ask your current registrar to email them to you.
  4. Buy Hoster Buddy domain transfers for up to 500 of your domain names at once, listing each one on a separate line in our bulk domain transfer tool. If the extension you’d like to transfer isn’t listed, you can’t transfer that domain to us.

Are there any limits on when I can transfer my domains?

Domains can be transferred almost any time. However, ICANN prohibits domain transfers within 60 days of registration or prior transfer (.au excepted). ICANN policy.

Please note there are special instructions for transferring .uk, .ca, .eu, .es, .se and .au domain names to Hoster Buddy.

Can I check the progress of my domain transfers?

Absolutely. Track the progress of your transfers by following these steps:

  1. Log in to My Account on Hoster Buddy.
  2. Next to Domains, click the Launch button.
  3. In the upper left, pull down the Domains menu and click Pending Transfers. You should see the following info for each transfer domain name:

Status — This tells you where in the transfer process you are. Hover over the progress bar for any transfer, click the ? icon, or click the Action Required or Error link that displays for details.

Admin Email — This field shows the email address linked with that domain name.

What, and when, will I be charged to maintain my domain?

Upon the expiration of your domain, you will be charged annually to maintain the domain. The price is the then-current annual retail price applicable to the domain.