The purpose of this tutorial is to help you get started when you are transferring your domain from Register.com to another domain registrar. There are several things that must take place before you can begin to transfer your domain name. Once they are done, you can begin the domain name transfer at the home web site for the new domain name registrar where you want your domain name transferred to. This tutorial assumes that you have a domain already registered with Register.com, and we are going to start on their home page.
The first thing you must do is make sure the domain name is not locked, which would prevent it from being transferred out of the current registry. Begin by clicking on the login link in the right hand corner. Scroll down, and enter your Register.com account username and password in the boxes. Now click on the Login button. You are now logged in to your Register.com account. Click on the domain for which you want to remove the registry lock. This takes you to the domain page. Scroll down. Now click the Disable Domain Lock link. This takes you to a confirmation page, and you need to click on the Continue button to confirm the change. You now see the confirm page, that the domain lock changes have been made. The lock has now been removed from the domain name, so it can now be transferred to another domain registry.
There are several other things that need to be done while you are logged in to your account. You should verify that your Contact Info is correct and up-to-date both at the current registry and the Who-Is. You also should obtain, most likely by email, what is called the EPP code, or the KEY Code, or it may be called a different name. It is the authorization code that allows the registries to permit the transfer of your domain name. This code needs to be given to your new domain registrar to begin the transfer process. When finished, click the log out button.
You are now ready to visit our web site or Pre-Sales Contact to initiate the domain transfer request. This ends this tutorial. You now know how to unlock your domain at its current registrar, if the registrar is Register.com, so that it can be transferred to another domain registry. For additional assistance, contact us - Pre-Sales Contact.