A common problem in most organizations is that your web services are spread out. It is easy for an invoice to get lost and suddenly, a domain has not been renewed. The same applies to domains associated with a specific person whose credit card expired or whose email address was removed upon termination of employment.
With the Rackfish control panel, my.rackfish.com, you can easily manage more and more of our services. Domain registration, for example! But what if you already have your domain registered and want to gather all your domains with Rackfish? Moving a domain to another provider is free of charge, and already paid-in periods are retained.
Pro tip: did you know that it is possible to pay for many domains for up to ten years? It simplifies administration considerably while providing protection against future price increases.
Moving a domain, or “transfer” as it is often called, goes like this:
- Request a “transfer code”, “transferkey”, “EPP code” or equivalent from the existing provider. Many providers allow you to do this directly in the control panel, but some may require you to create a support case.
- Under domain registration, type in the name of the domain you want to move and select “Transfer Domain” and then select “transfer”. On the page that follows, fill in the transfer key in the EPP Code field.
- Log in to your account on my.rackfish.com (if you do not have an account yet, you can create it immediately) and complete the transaction.
- Check with the provider you are moving from that the services you will no longer be using are terminated.
- If it is a domain that is actively used, there is a DNS server that points visitors right. If you are going to move DNS to us, this service must be ordered – copy the data in the DNS service from your existing provider. It is also possible to specify any other DNS service in connection with the move if you want to keep the DNS you are now using.
- If you need help, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you get started!