Domain transfers can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 days to complete. The exact time frame depends on the domain’s TLD and the time required for your current registrar to complete the process.
If your domain has already been unlocked and you’re ready to begin the transfer, log in to your account and click the banner below. If you’re not ready and need more information on the process, please read on.
Here are the steps to transfer a domain to SlickPic:
1. Verify that your domain is eligible for transfer
Before initiating the transfer, make sure your domain qualifies for it. Here are the standard requirements for most domains, including all gTLDs (e.g., .COM / .NET / .ORG etc.), new gTLDs (e.g., .BID / .CLUB / .TRADE / .TECH etc.) and some ccTLDs (.TV / .ME / .CO etc.):
- The domain must have been registered or transferred at least 60 days ago
- The domain must be unlocked at the current registrar
2. Unlock your domain and find the Authorization Code (EPP Code) for a transfer
You’ll need to get your authorization code (AKA auth code, EPP code, or transfer key) prior to transferring your domain to SlickPic. You won’t be able to transfer your domain away if it’s within 60 days of registration, a previous transfer, or an update to registrant contact info.
Depending on your current registrar, please find articles below on how to find the Authorization Code (EPP Code) for a transfer on the registrar’s websites:
- Google Domains
- Network Solutions
3. Order the transfer
After verifying that your domain name meets all transfer requirements, feel free to purchase the transfer at SlickPic.
To start, make sure you have logged in to your account, and then click the link above.
Next, follow these steps:
- Sign in to your SlickPic account and go to the Transfer page
- Enter your domain into the search bar, click “Transfer Domain”
- Verify that your domain is prepared for the transfer and checkboxes next to the corresponding fields
- Provide the Auth/EPP code (learn how to obtain Auth/EPP code at the end of this article)
- Add the transfer to the cart and check out using your preferred payment method.
Shortly afterward, the transfer will be initiated at the Registry level and the domain will acquire “pending transfer” status. Your previous registrar should release the domain within up to 5-7 calendar days. If they do not take any actions within this period, the transfer will be approved automatically. You may also check with them if it is possible to speed up outgoing transfers with them.
When the transfer is over, you will receive a corresponding notification to the email address associated with your SlickPic account. Depending on a TLD, the domain will be renewed for one year and its status will automatically be set to ‘clientTransferProhibited’ (that is, the transfer Lock will be enabled).
Note 1: Please remember that a domain transfer does not imply automatic DNS change. The nameservers for your domain will remain the same after the transfer and are not automatically changed to SlickPic DNS. If your domain is using the default DNS of your previous registrar, they will delete the domain from their DNS zone shortly after the transfer completion which will result in downtime of your website and/or email. If instead, you are using third-party nameservers, i.e. the ones provided by your host, there should be no interruption to your services.
Additionally, be aware that once a domain transfer is initiated, it won’t be possible to update the domain’s nameservers. If you need to perform any urgent DNS changes, make sure to do it before the transfer starts. Otherwise, you will be able to do it only upon the transfer completion.
Note 2: If your domain expired with your previous registrar, and you’ve reactivated it (renewed after expiration) with them, please do not transfer it within 45 days of the previous expiration date. According to ICANN, the domain will be renewed for 1 year by the new registrar, but the reactivation year added to your domain by the previous registrar will be revoked. You may also lose renewal fees paid to the previous registrar.