In order to transfer a domain name to the GreenGeeks’ Registrar our clients will need to ensure that several required items and/or actions have been taken.


  1. Domain has been registered for at least 60 days (there is a domain lock whereby a domain name cannot be transferred until after 60 days of the original registration).
  2. Domain name is not expired or close to expiration date (expired domains or domains which are within 14 days of their expiration cannot be transferred and will have to be renewed at the current registrar).
  3. Domain name has been unlocked (please contact the current registrar to do so).
  4. Domain’s name servers are already pointed to the GreenGeeks name servers (please contact the current registrar to have them update the domain name’s (DNS) name servers to Green Geeks – found in your login email).
  5. You have the domain name EPP – Domain authorization code (contact your current registrar to obtain this code).
  6. You are the administrative e-mail contact person on this domain name’s whois record (the administrative email contact person will need to authorize the domain name transfer once the process has begun).

Please ensure that you have all of the following required items and/or actions before you submit your domain transfer request.

Things to understand.

By submitting the domain transfer form below you will be authorizing us to transfer your domain name from your existing domain registrar to the Green Geeks registrar and your domain name will be subject to our Domain Policies.

As a requirement above you will need to have changed your domain name server settings so that your domain name points to Green Geeks prior to this domain transfer as the domain name server settings are unable to be reset during the domain name transfer process which takes between 4-7 business days.

In addition your participation is required as once a domain transfer is submitted to the registrar an email to the administrative email on file for this domain name and the confirmation link within that email must be clicked on to verify the consent to transfer the domain name.

Okay, I’m ready to transfer my domain!

Great! Fill out the form at Domain Transfer Form and we will initiate the transfer request for you.


  1. Paolo Arseneau

    Hi, I purchased a .ca domain with you guys which I currently host a WP site. Say I eventually want to transfer from greengeeks to self hosting (let’s say I have what it takes). Do you have a procedure for that?

    Thank you

  2. Kaumil - GreenGeeks Article Author

    Hello Paolo, I assume you mean to take your website from our servers to a server that is self-hosted by you? I would look to see if self-hosting is actually beneficial for you or not first.

  3. Lance Bowman

    My client has two domains with Green Geeks, each on a different server. Currently, the newer domain name simply forwards to the old domain.

    We want to combine the two domains on the server of original/older of these domains. We do not want to disturb or delete any data on the server, just merge the two domains onto the one system.

    What do we need to do? What is the process? How long would it take? Is this something Green Geeks can manage for us?

    The purpose of the two domains was due to a name change for the client’s organization. We do not want to go through migrating all the data from the old named domain.

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