Domain transfer times

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
I just transferred a domain of mine from GoDaddy (99 cent domains are 99 cent domains, I don't care about how evil GoDaddy is) to Dyn.com. I expected it would take a few days, as I've done two transfers in the past (both GoDaddy to Namecheap), and they took that long. This one was done in under two hours. What? How did that happen? Is it normal for it to be this quick?
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
I've never had a domain transfer, from any registar, take more than a few hours to be honest.
 

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
Strange. Have you ever done a GoDaddy to Namecheap transfer? If short transfer times are normal, I'm not complaining, I just wish they'd worked that way for all the transfers I've done.
 

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
Might have been my fault on the previous slow transfers. I accepted the request from the receiving registrar, but didn't give the OK from the "losing" registrar. I just did two more transfers from Godaddy to Namecheap, approving at both registrars on the two transfers, and it took just a few minutes. Godaddy did e-mail about these three transfers asking me to either accept or decline, so I assume they did for the slow ones too and I just ignored it, which caused it to only default to "accept" after a long waiting period. Lesson learned (I hope).

P. S. If you're looking to transfer, Namecheap has a nice sale on right now.
 

Patrick

INIZ.COM
Verified Provider
Depends on the registrar your transferring in and out from, had experiences where it takes few hours to over 5 days.
 

TruvisT

Server Management Specialist
Verified Provider
Never had issues with transfers unless the WHOSIS gets protected. Otherwise, it has always been fast when clients transfer their domains over to us. Longest one we had failed because of protected whois.
 

George_Fusioned

Active Member
Verified Provider
Had to transfer ~50 domains from EuroDNS to ResellerClub: WHAT.A.FAIL

Other than that, never had problems with domain transfers. All would complete in a couple of hours.
 

George_Fusioned

Active Member
Verified Provider
Do you need to input 50 separate codes when you transfer that many?
Of course, but that wasn't the problem. It would be the same with any registrar transfer.

The problem with EuroDNS is their TransferOut procedure. Simply put, it couldn't be more complicated.
 

u4ia

New Member
It's always been fast for a GoDaddy > Namecheap transfer for me, about an hour maybe. I remember way back when I transferred all my domains from 1and1 (live and learn) it took 5 days.
 

joe

New Member
I've only transfered from register.com to godaddy and it took days because of register.com's crazy policies and requiring you to call and verifty like 3 times. I swear it's just a ploy to annoying so much you give up on the xfer.
 

shovenose

New Member
Verified Provider
GoDaddy is fast out once you get past all their convoluted crap. ResellerClub is slow as fuck.
 

GVH-Jon

Banned
Godaddy doesn't like namecheap. This policy has been in place with them since SOPA.
Of course not, I bet it's mostly because namecheap tried to shoot down GoDaddy with their "transfer to namecheap and save the elephants" campaign because GoDaddy's CEO shot an elephant and also because of their public accusations against GoDaddy not abiding by ICANN rules, etc
 
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Mun

Never Forget
Of course not, I bet it's mostly because namecheap tried to shoot down GoDaddy with their "transfer to namecheap and save the elephants" campaign because GoDaddy's CEO shot an elephant and also because of their public accusations against GoDaddy not abiding by ICANN rules, etc
That may have allowed it to continue, but the slowness and even delays started back during the time of SOPA.
 
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