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Domain Name Transfers

Domain Name Transfers

This FAQ tells you how to transfer your domain name from one registrar to another.

 

How do I make updates to my domain record?

To make a change, you must send a request to your registrar, who will then put the request through to the .IN registry. NIXI is not allowed to change records directly for registrants.

 

What is an authorization code (auth code)? Where can I get mine?

The authorization code is a 6- to 16-character code assigned by the registrar. The auth code is basically a password for the domain name. Auth codes are a security measure, ensuring that only the owner of the domain can make transfers.

If you do not know your auth code, you can obtain it from your registrar. Registrars are contractually required to provide the auth code upon the request by the registrant.

  • Sponsoring registrars can obtain the auth code for their sponsored domains by sending an EPP command to the registry. Registrars are only able to obtain auth codes for the domain names they sponsor.
  • NIXI does not give out authorization codes to registrants. NIXI advises that you change your auth code after a transfer. You can do this through your new (gaining) registrar.

 

How do I transfer my domain name?

For Registrant-to-Registrant Transfers:

The registrant should update the contact information through the sponsoring registrar. NIXI cannot do this for you; you must do it through the registrar.

For Registrar-to-Registrar Transfers:

  1. Obtain the authorization code from the current sponsoring registrar of the domain. Please consult the WHOIS to find out who the sponsoring registrar is.
  2. After you receive your authorization code, supply it to the new (gaining) registrar.
  3. The new (gaining) registrar should then initiate the transfer. Once initiated, the transfer will be completed in five 24-hour periods.
  4. NIXI advises that you change your auth code after a transfer. You can do this through your new registrar.

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