When you turn off WhoIs protection
all of your details will be exposed to the public.
Even if this for only a few days -
This means it is stored in public databases for the world to see for some time.
Spammers, advertisers & fraudsters take advantage of this, and harvest your details.
This is why I use a throw-
Give it a few days -
When to turn off the WhoIs
If the new WhoIs details are not circulated to the various authorities before you turn off WhoIs protection -
So, give it a few days, after changing your contact details, before you start the transfer.
You can check it by doing a FREE WhoIs check on the Internet (but do not rush).
This varies, many registrars offer a free transfer in.
Some may make a charge to transfer out.
Do not mistake the three tiers of charges :-
1 Special offer on the 1st years
2 Renewal charge made in
3 The cost of a transfer.
In the first year, price is very important -
For the long term go for a registrar, who :-
1. Has no hidden charges.
2. Does not restrict transfer and
makes no charge for it.
3. Has good public reviews.
4. Provides good customer support.
5. Has acceptable pricing.