How can I transfer my domain name to Gandi?
Transferring your domain name to Gandi is advantageous for several reasons. To ensure that this process takes place as smoothly as possible, we have done everything possible to make it as simple and intuitive as possible, all while keeping it very secure. However, there are a few things you need to understand before you can transfer your domain name to our platform.
Why should I transfer my domain name to Gandi?
Transferring your domain name to Gandi will let you benefit from our pricing, as well as every one of the perks that come with having a domain name registered on our platform. If you’re also subscribed to our Simple Hosting solution, having your domain name at Gandi will make setting it up and automatically renewing it every year a lot simpler.
After you transfer your domain name to Gandi, you will automatically gain access to our free mail servers, allowing you to create 2 e-mail addresses with 3 GB of storage each, and up to 1000 aliases, giving you the possibility to create and use e-mail addresses following the syntax “email@example.com”. This helps your users identifying which addresses genuinely belong to your website.
Furthermore, at Gandi, any new purchase or transfer of a domain name comes with a free Standard SSL certificate for a year. You will thus be able to benefit from all the advantages provided by an encrypted connection to your server, as well as the “https” prefix for your domain name and the lock icon appearing next to the address bar in all modern web browsers. This all helps proving 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 must be aware of a few conditions your domain name needs to fulfill in order to be eligible for a transfer.
Your domain name currently be 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 its transfer to Gandi is thus not eligible. Your domain name must have gone through proper registration, and display the proper contact information in the WHOIS. You should make sure those are correct by looking up your domain name in a WHOIS search engine. The email address associated to your domain name is the one we will contact when you request a transfer, so please make sure it’s properly set up.
Finally, your domain name’s anti-transfer protection must be disabled on the platform it’s currently registered at. This protection prevents an unauthorized person from attempting to steal your domain name, but it also prevents legitimate transfer requests from going through.
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