As your domain and website needs change, you might find yourself on the market for a new domain registrar. But if you’ve never transferred a domain before, the process may seem daunting. Check out some of the most common questions about domain transfers and get the answers you’re looking for.
A lot of scary words get tossed around when you start creating your first website: SSL certificates, VAT IDs, name servers. And then there are DNS records: Those mysterious things that you know are super important but you just can’t wrap your head around what they are—much less manage them. And worst of all, some companies (we won’t name names!) charge you for it every month.
But you don’t have to be an internet guru to have and manage your own website. Getting online should be easy. That’s why Name.com has free DNS tools that can make all those scary, confusing internet things a little less frightening.
We’re running a special on domain name transfers right now (for a limited time only) that rivals free pizza and beer. OK, nothing is that good, but that’s one reason why you want to be with name.com: we’re open and honest. However, $6.99 COM/NET transfers for new accounts and $7.99 for existing Namers is really dang good, and we need your help in getting the word out. If we can recognize your effort in helping others bring their domain names to a better place, you could end up with a one-of-a-kind, suitable-for-framing CERTIFICATE OF AWESOMENESS.
But we’d like to help you help us. Sometimes it can be hard to work a conversation about domains into common situations, so we’re offering some talking points.
1. Any domain transfer comes with 1 year extension to registration. So, yes, if you have five months at your current registrar, you’ll have 17 months once you transfer.
2. Our customer support is amazing.
3. Name.com domains come with free email, free url forwarding, free social url forwarding and a free PageZen website.
4. The right domain name is the most effective yet least expensive marketing tool ever.
5. Name customers can come by the office for beer and crackers.
Here are some sample scenarios for bringing up domain names with friends, family and acquaintances:
Watching Sports with Friends
Option 1: “You think this is good, you should see Name.com’s COM/NET transfer special!
Option 2: “You’re wife is hot! Just kidding, did you know that Name.com has an attractive transfer special?”
Option 1: “Cheer up pal, at least you can transfer your COM/NET domain names to Name.com for just $6.99!”
Option 2: “Your choice of teams in pretty awful, but you can make up for it with the right domain registrar.”
Option 1: “I love what you’ve done with your hair! Are you celebrating transferring your domain names to Name.com?
(and that one could really be used for anything: “I love that belt buckle,” “You smell great,” “You must be working out…”)
Option 2: “I think we should go back to my place. And transfer domain names to your new Name.com account for only $6.99.”
Option 1: “I’m sorry dad, but that’s who I am and you’re just going to have to live with it. But I did just transfer my domains to Name.com for just $6.99.”
Option 2: “I don’t have the money I owe you, but I did just transfer my domains to Name.com for just $6.99.”
(and you can see how this could be used in so many situations)
Whole Foods: “Sweet Lord Baby that’s expensive! At least I did the cheapest domain name renewal ever by transferring my domain names to name.com”
Option 2: “Get me five more pounds of pudding. I saved transferring my domain names to name.com.”
Waiting in lobby, at a bus stop or riding in an elevator:
Option 1: “The weather sure has been crazy lately. At least you can count on Name.com’s super cheap transfer special for sunshine.”
Option 2: “The weather has just been fantastic! Of course I’m always warm with all these name.com domain transfer savings.”
Option 1: “That was as good as being able to transfer my COM/NET domain names to name.com.”
Option 2: “I’ll make it up to you by transferring your COM/NETs to name.com for only $6.99.”
As you can see, your opportunities for greatness are many, as are the opportunities for you and your friends/family/lovers to save money. We’ll see you on the Internet!
The past couple weeks have been really good to us: Roughly 5k of our loyal customers voted us #2 in a recent poll by Lifehacker.com for ‘Best Domain Registrar’ and with GoDaddy’s recent outage woke a lot of people up to other options on the web for domain registrations- name.com being the best of course:) So in that vein, we’re going to keep the transfer ball rolling with two awesome promotions:
New Customers: Use the promo code, “NEWBIE” to receive $6.99 COM/NET transfers. Limit 10 transfers per customer.***
Not a new customer? Looking to transfer more than 10 domains? We’d love you to! Use the promotional code, “SWITCHEROO” to receive unlimited $7.99 COM/NET transfers (That’s $7.99 per name).
You guys are smart. So are we. It all works out. When we recently gave away 500 free transfers we had some smartie pants come in and abuse the system (we don’t mind as much when it’s insanely creative, smart ways of doing so) so we’ve put some restrictions in place for this one:
***’Newbie’ will only work with new accounts. If you’ve created an account on or after September 10th that qualifies as “new.” You’ve go to be logged in to use the code so we can do some backend ninja magic to cross check you.