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Transfer your domain from anywhere

It's free, easy, and works with any provider.
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$0.75/1st year then $15/year

How to transfer a domain in 3 easy steps

Interested in moving your domain to IONOS? Here's how it works.
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Ready your code

First, verify that your domain is If your domain is locked, you'll need your domain provider to remove the domain lock before you can transfer it. Your domain must also be registered for at least 60 days before it can be transferred. Next, ask your current provider for a transfer authorization code.
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Set up with IONOS

Enter your domain in the field above and we'll walk you through the rest of the process.
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Add your transfer code on the next page and then confirm your transfer by clicking an email link. That's it!

Why transfer to IONOS?

With over 12 million domains and counting, it's safe to say your domain is in great hands with us.
Free domain transfer
Cheap domain transfer? Not even. Domain transfer is free. You only pay the renewal price.
Great prices and discounts
Not only are our prices competitive, but you'll also get special deals as an IONOS customer.
Added features
New domains come standard with SSL, email, and more.
User-friendly domain management
Get domain and DNS management that's easy to use.
World-class service
Reach out to our 24/7 support team or get personalized support from your own IONOS personal consultant.
Transfer now or check our pre-transfer checklist and get started.
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Add extra features to your domain name

Transferring your domain to IONOS means more free domain features.
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Professional email

Add professional email to your domain and get 2 GB of mailbox space with your new domain from IONOS.
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SSL security

No SSL protection? Transferring to IONOS means you'll get a free Wildcard SSL certificate. It's great for boosting your Google ranking.
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10,000 subdomains

Connect your new domain and grow your website using subdomains. Give unique content its own address, for example: news.mycompany.com.
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Easy setup

After you transfer, connect your domain with email, hosting, or your social media with just one click.
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Domain lock

Stop unauthorized domain transfers with domain lock. Add a little extra security affordably with Domain Guard.
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24/7 customer support

Enjoy professional, knowledgeable support from our team of experts — here for you 24/7/365.

What do I do before I transfer my domain?

Get off to the right start with our domain transfer checklist.

Check it

Ensure that your domain has been registered for at least 60 days prior to your transfer and that it is A registrar lock prevents unauthorized, unwanted, or accidental domain name transfers. If your domain name is locked, ask your current registrar to unlock your domain name for transfer. for transfer.

Update it

Update your admins/ownership information if needed. You should do this before you transfer for a much easier experience.

Back it up

Back up any of your content or data that you have with your existing hosting or domain provider.

Request it

Get an authorization code (also called a transfer key or EPP) from your existing registrar or hosting provider. This will start the transfer.

Price it

Don't forget to shop around. Start by checking our domain page for some of the web's most competitive domain prices.

Transfer it

Decided to transfer to IONOS? Wise choice! Simply type the domain you'd like to transfer into the domain transfer bar above.

Domain transfer service on the phone

Need some extra support or have questions about the transfer process? Call us.
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Give us a call for free support

We'll guide you through the transfer process.


Domain Transfer

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Your domain name, located in the address bar of your browser, defines your site. Each domain name is provided by a host or a registrar that has registered the domain with ICANN for a small fee.

Domain providers, like any other merchant, offer different product ranges, features, and varying degrees of services for any given domain name. And like with other things in life, some customers choose to leave one domain provider for another, usually for improved customer service or a better price.

The act of moving your domain name registration from one provider to another is a domain transfer.

While all ICANN domains are transferrable, other domains have restrictions or other special conditions. Country Code TLDs or (ccTLDs), like Colombia's .co or Canada's .ca domain extensions, may have different transfer policies. The .xyz extension also has special rule regarding transfer. If you have any questions, our transfer experts would be happy to help!

Despite popular belief, domain transfers are in fact a quick and easy process. You only need the authorization code from your current provider, and the current email address connected to your account. Double check that you still have access to your secure email account, because you'll receive your code at this address.

We recommend that you back up all the content on your existing domain, this will not be transferred to your new host.

Your website is vital part of your business. It's a lot more than just an online business card, it's your branding, your marketing, and PR all rolled into one. As such, providing your current and potential customers with an easy-to-use and aesthetically pleasing website is key.

Since your website must be hosted on a domain, it's important to ensure that your domain provider is the best choice for both you and your business. Your host should suit all your company needs and provide round-the-clock service. If not, it's worth considering transferring your domain name to another host. The features offered, the quality of those features, the level of service, reliability, and price can vary greatly from provider to provider. So, before you transfer, it's a good idea to start by prioritizing your site and business needs. This will help you make a more-informed decision.

Thinking about IONOS? 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.

Regardless of why your transferring your domain, we don't charge any domain transfer fees and there are no added costs for moving your domain at any time. You only have to pay for the first year of registration.

It usually doesn't take long! The registration process with IONOS takes just a few minutes, but it's important that you enter your authorization code and other information correctly. If you do that, the entire process usually takes between 24–48 hours.

On the other hand, if we have to verify or correct information for you, it may take up to 7 days for your transfer to go through.

As long as your actual domain name doesn't change and you follow the steps above, your SEO authority should be unaffected by your domain transfer.

We do recommend waiting to cancel your previous account until your domain transfer to IONOS is complete. This way, your site will remain active and visible throughout the transition period.

Absolutely! IONOS accepts all types of domains, from .com and .org, to .me or .store and more. IONOS works with all the major registrars, so you transfer just about any top-level domain name.

We also offer a wide variety of TLDs if you feel like purchasing a new name or extending your brand with another domain.

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