For you to transfer a domain, you need the EPP code of the domain. The EPP code is an authorization code that is known only by whoever has admin access to a domain. You will have to contact your current domain registrar if you don't know what the EPP code of your domain is.
Once you have the EPP code of your domain, you can place a transfer order by visiting https://hostnownow.com/domain-transfer/ . Once the domain transfer order has been initiated, an authorization email would be sent to the admin contact (that is the email address that was used as the administrative contact when the domain was registered) of the domain. The admin will need to click the authorization link in that email to start the transfer process. After the link has been clicked on, it the transfer process will start and it will take about 5 calendar days for the transfer to be completed.
If your domain is a .ng domain, your domain would be transferred as soon as your order is activated.
Before proceeding with your domain transfer, you need to confirm that two settings are correct for your domain name
- You must ensure that the email address associated with your domain is correct and functional. During the process of transfer, mails will be sent to this email address to complete the transfer.
- You must also ensure that the domain name is not locked. The transfer will not complete even if you agree to proceed with the transfer. You can visit whois.com to check the status of the domain name, to be sure that it is not locked. On the whois page, check the status to be sure that it says "OK" and not "Client Transfer Prohibited" .
Expired Domains & Domains in Redemption
Domains can be transferred while they are expired, but not while in redemption. Although you can transfer an expired domain name, no updates can be made to an expired domain. (So if you need to update your email address to a new email address, you will need to renew the domain name with the current registrar before you can update the information.)
While there is a possibility that transferring an expired domain will work, in most cases it will not because of one or more issues (such as being locked, outdated email address, etc.). If you wish to attempt to transfer it while expired, make sure you monitor the transfer carefully so that if it fails, you can renew it before it goes into redemption.
60 Day Rule
You also cannot transfer a domain unless it has been at the current registrar for at least 60 days.