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  Post #1 (permalink)   01-25-2010, 12:04 PM
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If you purchase a registered domain name, how to actually transfer the domain ownership from the previous registrant to you? Also, will you have to pay the renewal fee immediately after you buy it?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   01-25-2010, 12:20 PM
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Whoever owns the domain name has to initiate the transfer process. Most domains require you to have the EPP code (security key) in order to initiate and complete a transfer. Also, make sure the domain is UNLOCKED before the transfer.

Most transfers will also renew your domain name for another year once completed (depends on the registrar).
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When you buys domain you shall ask the one who is selling it to move it to account of yours with their current registrar or to authorize a transfer to your registrar.
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