Transferring a .com/.net/.org/etc domain to Nimbus

To transfer a .com/.net/.org/etc domain to Nimbus, there's a few steps you need to go through with Nimbus, and the existing registrar to move the domain over. 

1 - At your existing registrar, make sure that the domain admin contact is up to date as the admin contact will need to approve the transfer during the process. If possible you could speed up the transfer process by setting us up as the admin contact to approve the transfer (admin@nimbushosting.co.uk)

2 - Still at your existing registrar, request that the domain be unlocked, and that they give you the domains auth code. You can usually do this via a control panel, but sometimes you might need to get in touch with them directly for security reasons. 

3 - Via your client area at https://youraccount.nimbushosting.co.uk, place an order for the domain transfer via Domains -> Transfer Domains to Us. As part of this order process, you'll be asked to put in the domain auth code if required. Note on non .uk domains, there is a charge of one years renewal to move the domain over, but don't worry, this is standard, and you'll get a years extra registration on the domain once it is moved across successfully. 

4 - The domain transfer will take 3-5 working days generally, and during this time the admin contact will get an approval email, and you may also get some emails from the central registrar (called OpenSRS) to verify your ownership of the domain and postal address. 

Note 1: Some registrars will disable any DNS zones once the domain is transferred, so we strongly recommend moving the domain over to using our nameservers before you initiate the Tag change. Please see this guide on how to do add the domain to our nameservers, and this second guide on how to edit the DNS records

Note: You can check on the status of the transfer at any time by using a whois lookup site such as https://who.is. As soon as the domain is successfully transferred to Nimbus, you should see  Registrar: TUCOWS, INC on the whois. 

If you have any issues, feel free to drop us an email or support ticket.
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