There are several things that must take place before you can begin to transfer your domain name. Once they are done, you can begin the domain name transfer at the home web site for the new domain name registrar where you want your domain name transferred to. This tutorial assumes that you have a domain already registered with OpenSRS, and we are going to start on their home page.
- The first thing you must do is make sure the domain name is not locked, or that will prevent it from being transferred out of the current registry. Enter your domain name, OpenSRS account username and password in the boxes on the log-in screen. Now click on the Manage Domain button. You are now logged in to your OpenSRS account.
- Click on the Domain Locking link in the menu at the top of the page. This opens the Domain Locking screen. Scroll down, and check the status of the locking. You are unable to change the locking status for a domain from here. You would need to contact your domain supplier for assistance it you need to change the status.
There are several other things that need to be done while you are logged in to your account. You should:
- Verify that your Contact Info is correct and up-to-date both at the current registry and the Who-Is.
- You also should obtain, most likely by email, what is called the EPP code, or the KEY Code, or the Authorization Code, or it may be called a different name. It is the authorization code that allows the registries to permit the transfer of your domain name. This code needs to be given to your new domain registrar to begin the transfer process. When finished, click the log out button.