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5 Simple Steps to Transfer Your Domain Name over to The Server Center! (easy)
Often, the most timely process in getting set up will be if you are transferring your domain name from another provider to The Server Center. This article is intended to help minimize the time a domain transfer takes from start to finish. Due to the addition of many registrars to the field, the process of transferring a domain has become somewhat more complicated than it used to be. The domain transfer process differs depending on through whom your domain was registered.
If your domain name is already registered, but not residing on The Server Center Name Servers, then you will need to modify your domain name to point to us for Nameserver services. This should be a simple process as most registrars have automated forms to accomplish the task. Begin by visiting the registrar that you used to register the domain name (usually someplace such as Network Solutions, Register.com, Joker, or Dotster) and follow the instructions that they provide.
The main goal is to change the Domain Name Server information (DNS) to match that of The Server Center. This may or may not include all of the information provided below but will certainly need to include at least some of it. The following information covers the majority of things your registrar may request where The Server Center is concerned.
Domain Name Servers & IP NumbersRemove the current name servers listed with your domain name and replace the name server information with the following. It is very important that there are no typos or other errors in this section. If you do not list the name servers exactly as they appear below, your domain name will not work as expected. Always double and triple check to be sure this is entered exactly as it appears below.
Your registrar may only require the name and not the numbers. They may also only require one name server rather than two. This is OK. The important part is that what you do provide is typed correctly. We have provided the information below in text format so that you may easily copy and paste it without the extra spaces HTML format may add.
If you would like to list The Server Center as the technical contact for your domain name you may do so by entering in the following information. Note that you do not need to list The Server Center at all if you prefer not to. Often times it is best to list yourself (with a backup email address), or the one closest to you with technical abilities, as the technical contact. This person will have more ability to help you if/when the technical contact is required as The Server Center is no longer able to approve transfers and/or changes due to the high rate of domain hijacking.
If you require help from The Server Center simply contact us!
Finding your Domain RegisterChoose your registrar ("Referral URL") from the list below for specific instructions on modifying DNS/nameserver information. If your registrar is not listed below, you will need to contact them directly for instructions. The best way is to seek their FAQ pages!
The form you will need to make changes for the primary and secondary name servers are located here. http://www.networksolutions.com/cgi-bin/makechanges/domain.mod
To transfer a domain registered through register.com, go to mydomain.register.com and list the new nameservers for The Server Center. Register.com assigns customers a username and password for modifications.
Some additional research will be required for a CORENIC domain. CORE is actually a group of registrars/resellers. Go to www.corenic.net/ and use the "search whois" box near the top of the screen, to query your domain. The output will list a CORE Registrar, like this:
CORE Registrar: [CORE-11]
Click on the registrar link to see the specific information on the registrar used. The most frequently used CORE registrar that we have seen at The Server Center is JOKER.COM. To modify such a registration, go to joker.com and select the "Service-Zone" link. You will then need to log in. You should then replace the nameservers that are listed there with our nameservers.
Other CORE registrars will likely have their own procedures also -- you should contact them directly if you used such a registrar.
For a domain registered through AW Registry, you will need to go through them to transfer the domain. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request they update the domain to use our nameservers.
For a domain registered through Bulk Register, you will need to go through
their web page to make the changes. Use this link and log in: bulkregister.com/cgi-bin/account.cgi
Go to www.domaindirect.com and click on the "Relocate your domain" link. You will then need to enter your domain name and log in. Once you are logged in, you will need to set these to be The Server Center nameservers.
Go to domaininfo.com and click on the "nameserver" link. You will then need to log in. Once you are logged in, you will need to set these to be The Server Center nameservers.
This registrar has given the following instructions:
Go to https://www.domainpeople.com/domainpeople/Login and log in. Then you should click the modify the DNS/Nameservers to list The Server Center nameservers.
Go to www.dotearth.com and click on the "Modify Existing Domain " link. You will then need to enter your domain name and log in. Once you are logged in, you will need to set your nameservers to be those assigned by The Server Center.
Go to https://www.dotster.com/account/login/ and log in. Then you will need to add The Server Center nameservers to the account to have the transfer happen.
Go to https://www.enom.com/LoginPage.asp and log in. Then you should click "modify the domain" to list The Server Center nameservers.
Go to www.easyspace.com/indexlogin.html and log in. You need to hit the services button next to the domain that you want to transfer. Then the service to select is "Name Server Configuration." Once this service has been added you can click the name server configuration button at the top of the screen. Check the "use custom name servers" box. You should then replace the nameservers that are listed there with those assigned by The Server Center.
The details will not be updated unless you hit the submit order button. Then confirm the order to complete the updates.
Go to direct.internetnamesww.com/maintenance.shtml and fill in your domain and registry key. Then click on the button for "Edit Delegation Details". Then you will need to add The Server Center nameservers to the account to make the changes.
Go to https://www.names4ever.com/cgi-bin/DNR_ChangeDNS.exe and log in. Then you will need to add The Server Center nameservers to the account to make the changes.
Go to https://webnic.registrars.com/dcp/index.html and log in. Once you have logged in, you will need to add The Server Center nameservers.
You can also email email@example.com and request they make the changes.