How do I transfer a domain name?
1. Check the domain name
Before you can start the transfer of a domain name, it is best that you check if the e-mail address of the domain name holder is still correct. The transfer code that is required to authorise the transfer will be sent to that e-mail address.
In addition, the transfer lock on the domain name must to be disabled. An enabled transfer lock blocks the transfer of a domain name.
The e-mail address and transfer status can be checked by looking up the domain name via a WHOIS search.
2. Initiate the transfer
Input the domain name or domain names that you would like to transfer. One domain name per line.
Finished adding domain names? Click on ‘Check Availability’.
After the search is complete you will see a summary of the ones that you can transfer. Tick which that you would like to transfer and click on 'Add to Cart'.
At this step you will get a summary of the services that are free with the domain names. 'Click to Continue' to proceed with the registration process.
5. Transfer code and name servers
Input the transfer code required for the domain names that you want to transfer. You can receive the transfer code from the registry or registrar, dependent on the domain name extension.
You can also change the settings of the name servers. It is recommended to choose Belnet name servers.
By clicking on the domain name a menu will appear. There you can see the records that will be transferred over. That way you can check which records will be moved over during the transfer of your domain name.
Do you want to keep using the current name servers or add your own name server? Then change the toggle to ‘ON’.
6. Shopping Cart
If the transfer code is correct the transfer of your domain name will be able to proceed. In the shopping cart you will see a summary of the domain names that you are going to transfer. The registration costs with VAT are also present.
Ensure that the details of the domain holder are correct. If needed they can be changed before the transfer is fully complete.
For .be domain names the transfer is immediately processed. For other extensions, for example generic extension such as .com or .net, it will take 5 work days before that the transfer is complete.
Your domain name and mailbox stay active during the transfer process.