How to transfer your domain to Hostimul?

This article explains the process to transfer your domain to Hostimul.

Please follow the steps to initiate and complete the transfer.


Domain Preparation


Before transfer your domain, you need to update its settings with the current registrar. Please contact them if you need support.


Contact Information Reviewing


Your contact information is included on your domain's record in the WHOIS database, as required by ICANN. Upon transfer, the gaining registrar will use the information on the domain's record to email critical information regarding the transfer to the administrative contact, so you need to make certain it's correct. Better to use a public email service, like Gmail instead of an email address that’s associated with the domain. 

Updating the registrant contact information (name, organization, or email address) for generical top-level domain (gTLD) will initiate a Change of Registrant process, which requires additional verification before the new information is saved. Each registrar handles this process a bit differently, so check with yours to see what you need to do.


Privacy Disabling


The next step is to disable domain privacy. Privacy masks your contact information from being made public in the WHOIS database, but the gaining registrar needs that information to know where to send the code(s) authorizing the transfer. Once privacy is disabled, the registrar can view the contact information on your domain's WHOIS record and send the domain transfer emails to the administrator; otherwise, those emails will go to a Privacy Protection inbox that cannot be accessed.


Name Servers Update


Name servers direct the traffic for your domain to the host server. If you’ve already moved the website to your Hostimul account, you'll want to update your name servers now to minimize downtime during the transfer; otherwise, you'll have to wait until the transfer is complete. You cannot make DNS changes while the transfer is in progress, so it is important that you do it now.


You can find our nameservers in "New Account Information" email. 


Your new DNS settings will begin to propagate as soon as you save your changes. Each ISP updates at a different rate, usually taking 24 - 72 hours to complete worldwide. During this time, your emails will be down, and your web traffic will be directed to either the old or new host, depending on the visitor's ISP.


Domain Unlock


The next step is to unlock your domain, making it available for transfer.


EPP Code


You need the EPP code, also called the Authorization code. It's a unique password for the domain, ühich consists of letters, numbers, and special characters and required to authorize the transfer. For example X9S03ZQ5490KJ32AM.


Transfer Initiation


  1. Log into your cPanel Domain Manager.
  2. Click Transfer in the submenu at the top of the page.
  3. Enter the domain you want to transfer to your account, without www, and click Continue.
  4. Our system will check the domain's status to determine if it’s ready for the transfer. Remember, the transfer won't be approved if it's still locked. Enter the EPP code and click Continue.
  5. As part of our two-step verification process, we've emailed the Admin Verification code to the domain's administrator. Enter the code and click Continue.
  6. Here you have the option to change your name servers, set your renewal preference, and choose if you want to add domain privacy.
  7. Finally, check the box agreeing to the Terms of Service, then click Add to Cart.


Check the Progress


It can take up to five days for a domain transfer to complete. You can check its progress by following these steps:


  1. Log into Domain Manager  in cPanel.
  2. Click Transfer in the submenu at the top of the page.
  3. View the transfer progress under Details, and click the link for more information.
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