Transfer your domain to IONOS in 3 easy steps
Why transfer to IONOS
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There are a number of possible reasons to transfer your domain. For instance, you may wish to switch to a provider to get better value, more features, and more security, or because you're having problems with your current host. These elements can each vary greatly and it is important to consider the various domain transfer deals before undergoing the domain transfer process.
You can transfer a domain at any point in time provided you have not altered the domain details in the last 60 days. All that is required is your authorization code, which can be easily obtained from your current provider (see above). We provide a step-by-step guide to take you through the domain transfer process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition.
Our domain transfer deals, competitive prices and dedicated service are ideal for businesses and individuals alike. As part of our domain transfer agreement, we can also assist with some of the online marketing of your IONOS domain, expand its reach and ensure your website is as engaging and effective as possible. With our large variety of features and products, transferring your domain with IONOS ensures a smooth transition that both larger companies and personal site owners can benefit from.
- Back up all the data on your existing website
- Contact your existing domain provider and request your authorization code (this should be between 6 and 32 digits)
- Go to the IONOS website and type your domain name into the domain checker
- Enter your authorization code
- Follow the registration steps and confirm the domain transfer
IONOS offers a smooth transition period so that your customers, your clients and your followers are not affected during the process. When it comes to transferring your domain, we understand that a secure, simple and hassle-free process is what our customers value the most.
As soon as you are up and running, you will receive an IP address allowing you to access your site and make any necessary changes. You can then transfer across all your old data and simply recreate your original site with your new host.
Note: if you're planning to change the domain ownership information, you can do so in your current provider's control panel. If you are transferring your domain to a new host, but the registration of your domain name remains with a third party, you will then need to provide updated registration and server information to your new hosting service.
Once you've completed the domain transfer checkout and we receive the acknowledgement of the transfer, we will start the actual domain transfer process. This usually takes between 5 and 7 calendar days. It won't be long before you're fully operational with IONOS as your domain host.ss. As soon as you complete your domain transfer, you will benefit from our diverse range of features and reliable service.
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