Important: This article applies to Network Solutions® customers only.


A transfer into Network Solutions means that you are transferring your registration from your current registrar to Network Solutions. A transfer to another Network Solutions account means that you are transferring your domain from one Network Solutions account into another Network Solutions account.

You will need to prepare your domain name for transfer at the registrar where you currently manage the domain name. Then you will need to complete a few steps at Network Solutions.

Typically, domain transfers can take between 5 to 7 days to complete. Depending on where you currently manage your domain name, some registrars can release the domain early after the transfer has been initiated.

Select an option below for instructions:

Prepare at Your Current Registrar

Before you begin the transfer process, make sure you have prepared your domain name. With a few exceptions, the following steps are the same for most domain names:

1. Make sure your domain was registered or transferred more than 60 days ago.

Note: ICANN, the regulatory body that governs domain names, requires domain name providers to prevent domain transfers in certain circumstances. Specifically, a transfer is not allowed until 60 days after the following events have occurred:

  • Domain is registered

  • Registrant contact information has changed

  • Domain is successfully transferred

These restrictions apply to both transfer ins to us and transfer outs to another domain provider. Please click here for more information on ICANN's policy when transferring registrations between registrars.

2. Remove any locks or security settings at the current registrar.

3. Request an authorization code from your current registrar.

4. Change your domain privacy settings to public. For more information on how to manage perfect privacy, click here.

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Initiating Transfers into Network Solutions

 Follow these steps to initiate your domain transfer if you do not have an existing Network Solutions account.

1. The person who wishes to be the new owner of the domain name can start the process at

2. Enter the domain names you would like to transfer, separated by commas if you have more than one, and click Continue.

3. Review your order. Then create an account and click Create Account.

4. Complete your order.

You should receive an email at the administrative email listed on the WHOIS for your domain that will request your authorization code. This email may take 2-4 hours to be delivered. Click the link in the email and enter your authorization code to begin the transfer.

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Initiating Transfers into Another Network Solutions Account

Follow these instructions to initiate a domain transfer into another account.

1. Click Here to login into your account.

2. On the left side of the page, click Domain Names.

3. Under Transfer or Move Domain, click Move Accounts.

4. If there is no current account, click Create New. If there is an account, go to step 5.

  • Select whether you are creating a Personal or Organization account, then click Continue.

  • Enter the Account Name, then click Create.

5. Select the account you want to move your domain to if an account already exists, then click Continue. If the account is not connected with your account, the gaining registrant will need to initiate the transfer. 

  • Check the box confirming you want to move your domain into this account, then click Move.

You have successfully moved your domain to another account!

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Requesting an Authorization Code from Network Solutions

Follow these steps to request an authorization code from within the Account Manager.

1. Click Here to login into your account.

2. On the left side of the page, click Domain Names.

3. Under Transfer or Move Domain, click Request Auth Code.

4. Check the box agreeing to the risks and responsibilities of transferring your domain name, then click Continue.

5. Answer the questions about your transfer, then click Submit.

Your request has been received.

Note: You will receive your authorization code via email in 3 days.

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Transfers Out Completed

Once a request to transfer away has been initiated, will send an email to the current Account Holder or Primary Contact of the domain name, asking the individual to authorize the transfer request. 

The Account Holder/Primary Contact has 14 days to authorize the transfer request. Once a transfer request has been authorized, the domain transfer will complete. The person gaining the domain name will be notified within 48 hours. 

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Check Transfer Status

For Transfers In

In the Account Manager on the Transfer Status page, you can easily check the status of domain transfers. The status icon indicates when action is required and whether there are any issues with your transfer.

For more information on transfer status, click here.

Note: You can check for the transfer status in your homepage by looking at Items in Process.

For Transfers Out

In the Account Manager under the Transfer or Move Domain section of the Domain Details page, you can easily see domain transfers' status.

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