This tutorial is to help you get started when you are transferring your domain from dotster.com to another domain registrar. 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 dotster.com, and we are going to begin on their home page.
The first thing you must do is make sure the domain name is not locked, which prevents it from being transferred out of the current registry. Begin by clicking on the My Account link in the right hand corner. Enter your dotster.com account username and password in the boxes. Now click on the login button. You are now logged in to your dotster.com account. Click on the My Domains tab at the top of the page. This opens your Account Management Control Panel. Select the domain you wish to manage, by checking the box in front of the domain name. In the Step 2 box, there is a pull-down menu. Click on the arrow, and select Unlock These Domains from the list. Then click Go. The lock has now been removed from the domain name, so it can now be transferred to another domain registry.
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 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 in the upper right corner.
You are now ready to visit our web site or contact us to initiate the domain transfer request. This ends this tutorial. You now know how to unlock your domain at its current registrar, if the registrar is dotster.com, so that it can be transferred to another domain registry.
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