No matter how you have registered your domain, the required steps to prepare your domain for transfer are the same if you are hoping to move your domains between Enom accounts, you do not need to perform a domain transfer.
For customers that are registered through our Google reseller, then you will need to follow different steps within your access.enom.com domain management portal. If you bought your domain through another Enom reseller, they would need to prepare the domain for transfer on your behalf.
Domain transfer prep
Once you start your transfer, you will not be able to make changes to your DNS.
- Verify you can access the Registrant email, you can update the Registrant email as you need to.
- Unlock the domain.
- Disable ID Protect.
- Request the authorization code/EPP key.
Note: Requesting your authorization code last ensures that it is valid as updating your Registrant contact details will cause a new code to be generated.
An EPP key is good for several days; however, it is suggested that you initiate the transfer soon after receiving it. Provide the authorization code to your new registrar as the gaining provider always initiates the transfer.
If your new provider advises that the code is not working, we can generate a new one for you.
Once you initiate your transfer, you may see the status that the gaining provider is awaiting release by the current registrar. The transfer process is automated, so there is no further action you will need to take with Enom after you have finished preparing your domain for transfer.
Transfers take between five to seven days to complete from the date you initiate the transfer with your new provider. We can not shorten this process. There is no transfer authorization email that you need to approve. Your domain will show a pending transfer status when you do a whois search.
Important: Should you wish to cancel your transfer, you will need to do so through the gaining provider.