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How to transfer domains without disruption to your email or websites

If you’ve decided to transfer your domain name to, you may have some questions: How do you do it? How long does it take? And what will happen to your website and email in the meantime?

The answer to all of these questions depends on the type of name servers you have. So if you have host name servers or your own custom ones, then do a little happy dance because you’re in the clear! Your name servers will follow the transfer with no downtime or extra work on your part.

But if you’re using registrar DNS services, you’ll have to get a little more involved to successfully transfer your domain. But don’t worry—we’ll walk you through the process.

Reasons to Transfer to and not from our Marketing Department

First, a quick word from marketing: our COM/NET transfers are really cheap. For a limited time they’re just $8.25 and that includes a year extension of registration. So if you have five months over at some other domain registrar, when you transfer you’ll have a year and five months registration. Very slick, but to truly grasp why you should take the time (really, like a few minutes and some follow up) to move your domains to, we thought we’d ask some employees who are too burdened/busy to care.

The first is from Jeremiah Stanley in support. He just went through a divorce and should be bitter about everything, but no:

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transfer your domain names.And now some reasons to transfer to from Nick in dev. He’s a handsome, athletic fellow who woke up the other morning unable to move one half of his face. It’s a random paralysis called Bell’s Palsy and would make most men punch things. Instead, he gently typed out something positive.

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More reasons to transfer your domain names to come from Henrik. He works out of his home in Seattle, so doesn’t get free beer and is from Sweden so you’d think would be blinded by his indignity over America’s obesity epidemic. Still, he has nothing but nice things to say.

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Or about .14 Swedish Kronor.

There you go, some reasons to transfer into from guys who could have totally blown off an email from marketing asking “Why do you think people should transfer their domain names to” If you still need some extra confirmation, then take a look at what these customers had to say. 

And marketing would like to remind you that, yes, COM/NET transfers are just $8.25, for a limited time. And even when that limited time is over they’re typically around $8.49. And you get a year extension to your registration.

And Jeremiah wanted me to remind you about this.

It ain’t about the transfer: Stopping SOPA and Giving Back

Yes, we’d love for you to transfer your domains to But that’s not what this is about. The issue at hand is the ‘Net. The great wide open for new ideas, for visionaries, and thought so free it could spread its wings and lift us all off the ground. Yes, I just said that, but it’s easy to get sappy about the importance of the Internet. Why not? Look what it has done for communication, for innovation and for personal freedom around the world. Now everyone has a megaphone that’s as big as they want to make it.

Here’s how we’re going to use the Internet to turn up the volume on SOPA.

You can help remind Congress just how bad SOPA is AND support organizations that love the Internet the way it is. Here’s how:

Step 1: Go to this page:
Step 2: Share our message on Twitter

That’s it. When you do that on December 29th, then we’ll donate 5 cents to the cause of your choice. Just do what you do everyday by sharing on the social webs, and we give money to incredible people who fight the good fight. Now get on it. We’re counting on the power of YOU.

If in addition to tweeting your support you’d like to vote with your feet and move to the home of the world’s greatest support, then use promo code “STOPSOPA” for 10% off your transfers and 40% off our incredible hosting.

For more information on how to transfer then click here.

If you’d like to feel really, really good about your own sense of rhythm, then watch this: