What is a domain transfer?
Domain transfer refers to the process of changing the designated registrar of a domain name. Once a transfer has been made, the new registrar will maintain all relevant information regarding the domain and the registrant.
When you are transferring a .st domain registration from one registrar to another, there are specific steps you will need to take to prepare your domain. Below are the details to prepare your domain for transfer with your current registrar and then submit the transfer request with gaining Registrar (where domain is transferred in).
Steps to move your domain registration to another Registrar:
1. Verify that the domain name is eligible for transfer.
To make sure your domain name can be transferred, log in to your current registrar and check the following:
- The initial registration of the domain name was at least 60 days ago
- The domain has been with your current registrar for at least 60 days.
- The domain name is not on hold with your current registrar
2. Prepare your domain for transfer:
- Disable Whois privacy protection tool or Private Registration for your domain
- Verify you have access to the email within the domain’s WHOIS Administrative contact
- Unlock your domain – remove the registrar lock you may have set for added security
- Obtain the EPP code (transfer authorization code) from the current registrar
3. Submit your transfer from your new (gaining) Registrar. This is done by providing domain name and EPP code. For the detailed instructions about transfer process please refer to your gaining Registrar. Please NOTE: transfer require domain renewal which mean that your gaining Registrar may charge you additionally before transfer is initiated.
When transfer is initiated – ST Registry generate corresponding notice(email/poll messages) to the loosing registrar and provide 7 calendar days to approve or reject transfer request, if this is not done within provided time scale – ST Registry will automatically approve transfer request