DO IT BY NUMBERS

Start at least two months before expiry.   Don't forget - obtain and write down the details.


FREE eMAIL ACCOUNT

  1.  Create a new eMail account

      (a throw-away one).


YOUR New REGISTRAR

  2.  Open an account with your new

      registrar

     (use your proper eMail address)


YOUR HOSTING PROVIDER

  3.  Get & write down the DNS for

      your host server.


YOUR OLD REGISTRAR

  4.  Change the contact eMail

       address(s), for the domain.

      (use the throw-away one)


  5.  Turn off auto-renewal, for the

       domain.


Wait a few days for the changes to propagate and take full effect

(see NOTES).


  6.  Disable WhoIs, for the domain.

      (see NOTES)


  7.  Get transfer authorisation code

       for the domain.


YOUR NEW REGISTRAR

  8.  Start a transfer-in using the

       authorisation code, and assign

       the DNS.


eMAILS TO and FROM YOU

  9.  The new registrar will ask for

       confirmation.

 10.  The old registrar will ask for

       confirmation.

 11   Both will advice you about

       time-lines and dead-lines.

 12.  Both will confirm the transfer

       has started.

 13.  Both will confirm transfer is

       complete.

      It may take a few days, or more.


All done - wasn't it easy !

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