In this tutorial we will show you the steps on how you can transfer your domain away from Whogohost to DomainKing.NG. Domain transfer to us is simple and hassle free.
Note: Domain Transfer involves zero downtime if you don't change the nameservers of your domain during the domain transfer.
But if you are using the nameservers of your old registrar & you don't have any active hosting with them after the domain transfer then your domain will not work with their nameservers. And this will cause downtime.
There are some prerequisites involved before you can transfer your domain from Whogohost to us. You need to Unlock your domain name & get your EPP code from Whogohost before you can transfer your domain to us.
To transfer your domain from Whogohost you need to do the following:
1) Unlock your domain name
2) Get your EPP code
2) Place the Domain Transfer Order
1) How to Unlock your Domain Name with Whogohost:
If your registrar has enabled registrar lock on your domain then you cannot transfer your domain away from Whogohost. It is a type of lock on your domain set by your domain provider to prevent any unauthorized domain transfer without your permission.
So you need to disable the registrar lock when you want to transfer your domain.
To Disable your registrar lock at whogohost you need to do the following:
1) Login to your Whogohost client panel
2) In navigation bar at the top in your client panel at Whogohost, click on the "Domains"
link as shown in the screenshot below:
3) Now you will see a list of all your domain with Whogohost. Under the "Manage Domain"
section, click on the "Manage domain"
link next to the domain that you want to transfer.
4) Now click "Registrar Lock"
button on the left hand side in your client panel.
5) If the registrar lock is enabled, then click on the "Disable Registrar Lock"
button to disable the registrar lock.
Now your domain name has been unlocked and is ready for transfer.
Now you need to get you EPP code to transfer your domain name.
2) How to get your EPP Code or Auth Code from Whogohost:
Auth Code or EPP code
is a unique code for your domain that you need to use to transfer your domain to another provider. It is a form of unique security code for your domain that only you would know so nobody can transfer your domain without your permission.
To get the EPP code for your domain name at whogohost you need to do the following:
1) Login to your Whogohost client panel
2) Click on "Domains"
link in the menu bar.
3) In the "Manage Domain"
section click on domain name that you want to transfer.
4) Now click on the "Get EPP Code"
button on the left side of your panel.
5) You will now see your EPP code
as shown in the screenshot below.
Copy and save your EPP code
as it will be used during the domain tranfer when you place the domain transfer order with us.
Step 3) Place the domain transfer order:
After unlocking your domain name & getting your EPP code, you need to place the domain transfer order
at DomainKing.NG. You can place the domain transfer order from our domain transfer page
On the domain transfer page, you just need to enter your EPP code the you got from Whogohost in the previous step.
After that just follow the steps and place the order for domain transfer.
Step 4) Initiate the domain transfer to DomainKing.NG:
After you have placed the domain transfer order with us you will receive an email from us confirming the domain transfer to us. You need to initiate the domain transfer by clicking the link in the email
Step 5) Approve the Domain transfer Request:
This is the final step.
After the domain transfer to us has been initiated by you, you will receive an email from Whogohost's domain Registrar regarding the domain transfer request away from Whogohost. You need to approve the domain transfer
by clicking the link in the email that you will receive.
. After you have approved the domain tranfer, your domain transfer will be initiated. And your domain will be transferred from Whogohost to DomainKing.NG with 24-48 hours.