Pre-transfer Checklist

(for .com, .net, .org. info. .biz, .us domains)

Is the domain eligible for transfer?

For gTLDs (.com/.net/.org/ etc.), verify:

  • That the domain was created at least 60 days ago
  • That the domain has not been transferred from another registrar in the last 60 days
  • Ensure that the domain's registrant (owner) information is correct and clearly visible in the whois,
  • Ensure that the owner's or administrative contact's e-mail address is valid and is one that you have access to,
  • Ensure that the domain has not already been deleted at your current registrar

For domains, remember that you need to 'push' it to Gandi by changing the tag to GANDI at your current registrar.

Tips for minimizing downtime

Depending on your DNS arrangement, there is always the possibility of downtime during a transfer. Optionally, you can take these extra steps to lower the risk:

Back up your email. If your registrar is also your email provider, and if your email is stored on their servers, you might want to download it to your computer before transferring.

Last modified: 08/15/2012 at 08:44 by Amy B. (Gandi)