uHostAfrica is one of Africa’s leading web development, cloud hosting, online marketing and e-commerce companies. Our team thrive on delivering top-notch service to all our clients, with 24/7 customer support always available to attend to client requests and inquiries. Make the move to transfer your domain name to us and enjoy superior service. Before proceeding with your domain transfer, you need to ensure the following are in place:
- EPP code – To get your EPP code, you will have to contact your current domain name registrar.
- Email address – The email address used when registering the domain name has to be correct and functional. This is because, during the transfer process, an authorization email will be sent and this email address. You will be required to click on the authorization link to begin the transfer process.
- Remove the registrar lock on the domain if not, the transfer will not go through. To check, scroll down the whois lookup to where it says “Status:” If the status says “locked,” you need to unlock it before proceeding with the transfer.
Also, ensure the ID protection on the domain is removed.
Once you have done all these, visit this link to place an order. If all the requirements are met, your domain transfer will likely take 5-7 calendar days to be completed. .co.zw domain extensions take 24 hours once the domain has been released by the current register.
Expired Domains & Domains in Redemption
Wondering if you can transfer your domain name if it is already expired? Yes, you can! If you want to transfer your domain name to us but it has expired, all you have to do is make sure all your details with your previous registrar most especially your email address is correct, follow the instructions stated above and you are good to go. If you would like to change your details, you would have to renew your domain name before beginning the transfer.
Please note that it is impossible to transfer a domain name that is already in its redemption period (this is when the expired domain name has exceeded the grace period for its renewal).
While there is a possibility that transferring an expired domain will work, in most cases it will not because of one or more issues (such as being locked, outdated email address, etc.). If you wish to attempt to transfer it while expired, make sure you monitor the transfer carefully so that if it fails, you can renew it before it goes into redemption.
The 60 Day Rule For Transferring Your Domain Names
You cannot transfer a domain unless it has been at the current registrar for at least 60 days.
Want To Transfer But Renewed Your Domain Less than 45 Days Ago?
If you transfer a domain to us which has been renewed at the previous registrar less than 45 days ago, the domain will not receive an additional year when the transfer completes. If you transfer the domain after 45 days of renewing it, then you will receive an additional year added to your registration. This is a registry restriction and applies to all registrars.
Do you have any questions or need more information? Get in touch with us on our social media pages and lets have a chat.