Domain transfer

How can I transfer my domain name to Gandi?

There are lots of reasons to transfer your domain to Gandi. And, to make the transfer process as smooth as possible, we have done everything we can to make transferring simple and intuitive, while also fully secure. If you're ready to transfer, there are a few things you need to do first to get ready.

Transferring your domain name to Gandi

Why should I transfer my domain name to Gandi?

When you transfer your domain name to Gandi, you will benefit from our prices, as well as every one of the perks that come with having a domain name registered with us. If you’re also subscribed to our Simple Hosting solution, having your domain name at Gandi will make setting up your instance and automatically renewing your domain every year a lot easier.

After you transfer your domain name to Gandi, you will automatically gain access to our free email service, which includes two email addresses with 3 GB of storage each, and up to 1,000 aliases. With an email address at your domain name like "," you will be able to help your customers associate you with your website.

Additionally, at Gandi, any new purchase or transfer of a domain name comes with a Standard SSL certificate, free for one year. With an SSL certificate, you will get to have an encrypted connection to your server, an “https” prefix for your domain name, and the lock icon will appear next to the address bar in all modern web browsers. All of this helps prove your website’s trustworthiness to your users.

What are the prerequisites to a successful domain name transfer to Gandi?

While transferring your domain name to Gandi is a simple and intuitive process, you should be aware of a few conditions your domain name must fulfill in order for it to be eligible to transfer.

Your domain name must be currently valid, and its expiration date has to be far enough into the future for your domain name to remain valid throughout the transfer process. An expired domain name, or one that’s about to expire during transfer is, then, not eligible. Your domain name must have gone through proper registration, and display the proper contact information in the WHOIS. You can make sure that these are correct by looking up your domain name in the WHOIS directory. The email address associated to your domain name in the WHOIS is the one we will contact when you request a transfer, so make sure it’s set up correctly and will be active throughout the transfer.

Finally, your domain name’s anti-transfer protection needs to be disabled by the registrar where it’s currently registered (depending on the domain ending). This protection prevents an unauthorized person from trying to steal your domain name, but it also prevents legitimate transfer requests from going through if it isn't deactivated beforehand.

FAQ/frequently asked questions

You only need to do a few essential tasks in order to get your website online:

  1. Register a domain name
  2. Choose your hosting
  3. Configure your hosting with our CMS creation process

At Gandi, enjoy a web development environment adapted to your needs thanks to our PaaS hosting services. Here's how to get a PaaS server up and running in just a few minutes.

Choose an email address based on your domain and take advantage of secure email accounts that let you easily manage your emails on any platform. Our email hosting options:

  • Standard
  • Premium
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