How do I transfer my domain name to a new host? A new registrant? A new registrar?

How do I transfer my domain name to a new host? A new registrant? A new registrar?

To transfer your domain name to a new registrar or registrant:

  • Obtain the authorization code (auth code) from the current sponsoring registrar of the domain name. Please consult the WHOIS search to find out who the sponsoring registrar is.
  • After you receive your auth code, supply it to the registrar to whom you wish to transfer the domain name.
  • The new registrar should then initiate the transfer. Once initiated, the transfer will be completed within five 24-hour periods.
  • Public Interest Registry advises that you change your auth code after a transfer. You can do this through the new registrar.
  • The registrant should update the contact information through the sponsoring registrar. Public Interest Registry cannot do this for you; you must do it through the registrar.