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How to Transfer Away a Domain Name from Namecheap to FastComet

Updated on Oct 10, 2022

In case you already own the perfect domain name, but you’re not entirely happy with the domain registrar related to Namecheap - you don’t have to worry! Simply go ahead and transfer that domain to another registrar quickly and hassle-free. The best thing when you do that is that when you transfer your domain name over to FastComet, you will have the power to manage all your domain settings and billing from your FastComet account. You will have everything in one place. What’s more, you can use your domain name as a Private DNS or even set it up with Google Apps. Additionally, we will send you an email to notify you when the domain name is close to its expiration date. This way, you will avoid any website downtime.

At FastComet, we make it extremely easy to transfer a domain that you have registered with Namecheap. Let us guide you through each step with simple instructions.

Prepare to Transfer the Domain Safely and Easily

Before we go on with the domain transfer, keep in mind that when transferring a domain name away, the nameservers associated with that domain stay the same during the transfer from one registrar to another. For example: when your domain name is using the default Namecheap nameservers, they will be preserved during the domain transfer. Therefore, you won’t have the option to change your domain’s nameservers until the transfer is complete.

Thus, in case you’ve switched to another web hosting provider, and you have already migrated your website, you must ensure that your domain name is pointed to the proper nameservers before you start the domain transfer. Again — you WON’T be able to change the domain’s nameservers until the transfer is finished.

Please note that Domain Name Registration and Web Hosting are separate services. The domain name transfer completion will not migrate your website automatically. If you are a FastComet customer and you want to transfer your website from Namecheap, feel free to submit a migration request from your client area. Our transfer experts will then move your existing websites and emails free of charge, as swiftly as possible, and with no downtime.

Special Offer:
Once the domain name transfer is completed, you can take advantage of our special offer. We will renew your domain for one year free of charge.

Once the domain name transfer is completed, you can take advantage of our special offer. We will renew your domain for one year free of charge.

The details listed in this article are only in regard to transferring your domain’s registration to another registrar. The transferring of the hosting for your website is a completely different process. You can read more about that process in the following article: How to transfer your website to FastComet.

Review Domain Name Transfer Requirements

  • Domain names need to have been registered for more than 60 days in order for them to be eligible for transfer. This 60-day registrar lock is to prevent fraud and theft of domains. This is according to ICANN's Transfer Policy;
  • You cannot transfer your domain if it's within 60 days of а previous transfer;
  • Usually, the domain name should have more than 15 days before its expiration date;

For more information on that matter, you can check our tutorial on domain transfer requirements.

Prior to attempting to transfer a domain away from Namecheap, you need to complete the following steps.

Steps to Transfer A Domain From Namecheap to FastComet

Initiate the Transfer from Namecheap

When initiating a domain transfer from Namecheap to FastComet, follow the steps below:

  • Sign in to your Namecheap account;
  • Go to Domain List and click Manage next to the domain you want to transfer out:

Manage Namecheap Domain

  • Go to the Sharing & Transfer tab:

Namecheap Sharing and Transfer

  • In the Transfer Out section, you would be able to unlock the domain as well as get its EPP/Auth Code (the code will be sent to the Registrant email address):

Namecheap Unlock Domain

Note: 

The Registrant email address is assigned to your domain and is not necessarily the same as your account email address.

There you will also be prompted to enter the reason for transferring the domain name out. If you experience any issues, we will try to do our best to find a solution in your case.

After the transfer at the new registrar is initiated and the auth code is provided, the transfer will be initiated at the Registry level. Namecheap has 5 days to release your domain(s) as per ICANN Transfer policy.

Purchase Your FastComet Hosting Plan

Start by choosing one of our hosting plans. You can check our price list on your own, but it would be best if you contact one of FastComet’s Customer Care specialists via LiveChat. They will help you pick the most appropriate plan for your online project. 

Note:

If you already have an existing website that you plan to move over, check the correct steps to transfer both your Domain Name and Website to Avoid Downtime.

  • Once you have chosen your starting plan with FastComet, go ahead and click on the GET STARTED button:

Choose FastComet Plan and Get Started

  • Choose the option “I already Have a Domain,” and then click on the USE THIS DOMAIN button:

Choose Domain and Use It

Note:

Choosing "I already Have a domain does not initiate the domain transfer. You have to do that separately, as we explain further below in the post.

  • You will see a screen where you have to input all your contact and billing info. Make sure all the information is correct. Once you are ready, go through our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you agree with our terms, check the box, and finish by clicking on the button COMPLETE ORDER:

FastComet Complete Order

Update the Nameservers to Point to FastComet

The transfer needs time to process. As your previous provider (Namecheap) should release the domain to FastComet, it’s best that you point your domain to the FastComet nameservers or via A record to the IP address provided to you in your Welcome email so that you can start working on your website. 

Be sure that you have updated your name servers before the transfer begins so that your domain will be working as soon as possible.

Note:
When you make changes to your DNS, please allow up to 72 hours for propagation after making the change. We recommend performing no changes on your website during that time, as once the propagation is over, they may not be saved on the new server.

Submit a Domain Transfer Request to FastComet

As you may have already seen while purchasing your FastComet hosting plan, we offer domain transfer services to all existing customers. After transferring your domain to FastComet, you get access to our user-friendly domain management interface, and you can take full control of your domain.

To start the transfer process for your domain name, please ensure that you have access to your domain administrative email address. In case you no longer have access to that email address, you may request to have that email changed by your current domain registrar.

When you have done everything in this post up until now, and you are sure that all requirements are met, continue with the following steps:

  • Login to your FastComet Client Area;
  • Click on the Domain Transfer link under the Domains section in your Client Area:

FastComet Domain Transfer Client Area

  • Input your domain and select your domain extension to check if the domain transfer is available for your domain:

Check Domain Transfer Availability

If you don’t find your extension on the list, contact our technical support for further information. You can do that by submitting a new support ticket.

  • If your domain is available for transfer, click on the Add to Cart button to proceed:

Add Domain to Cart

  • Insert your Authorization (EPP) Code in the field shown in this screenshot:

Input EPP Code FastComet

  • If all requirements for the successful domain transfer are met, you should receive your domain transfer confirmation email shortly.

Note:

After changing your domain name servers, the new ones will be set after the domain transfer is complete. Your domain will not be modified by our registrar during the transfer.

Check the Status of a Domain Transfer

Domain transfers can take 5 - 7 days to complete. You may contact us at any time to inquire about your transfer status.

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