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1. How do I transfer a Domain Registration to DreamHost?
2. I have a domain registered with Joker.com and am having problems transferring the registration service to DreamHost
3. How much does it cost to transfer a domain registration to you?
4. If I transfer my registration to DreamHost, am I still the owner?
5. Will there be any downtime?
6. Can my current registrar block (or lock) the transfer or transfer it back to them?

 
Transfer Registration Description
If you registered your domain name someplace other than DreamHost, you may transfer the registration to us.

To do so, you need to go to the 'domains'->'transfer' section of your web panel and pick the domain you want to transfer the registration of. Then follow the rest of the steps to put in your transfer request! If you're signing up for a new account with us, you can initiate a registration transfer during the account signup process.

You'll have to approve the transfer and renew the domain for another year, and typically it takes a week. Once your domain registration is transferred to DreamHost, you'll be able to manage your whois information, dns nameservers, and renewal options from us instead of your old Registrar!

Last updated: Sep 14, 2005.

Sub-Areas of Transfer Registration
Question How do I transfer a Domain Registration to DreamHost?
Below are the requirements for “Registrar Transfers” of .com, .net, and .org TLDs. All requirements must be met before we can process the transfer. No exceptions will be made and all necessary chang... (more)
Question How much does it cost to transfer a domain registration to you?
By ICANN decree, every time you transfer a registration to a new registrar, you need to renew the domain for exactly one more year. Even if you've got four years left, after the transfer you'll have f... (more)
Question Will there be any downtime?
Nope! During a domain registration transfer, nothing changes except who the registrar is, and that doesn't really affect anything on the Internet. If your domain registration expires while y... (more)
Question If I transfer my registration to DreamHost, am I still the owner?
Definitely! We're not interested in taking people's domains for ourselves! You are still the only owner when it comes to your domain, and may do whatever you'd like with it. You don't have to host... (more)
Question Can my current registrar block (or lock) the transfer or transfer it back to them?
Once a registration has been transferred to DreamHost successfully, your old registrar cannot reclaim the registration without you explicitly approving a transfer back to them. Unfortunately, get... (more)
Question I have a domain registered with Joker.com and am having problems transferring the registration service to DreamHost
Joker.com has a special procedure when initiating a registrar transfer away from them to another ICANN accredited registrar. A time-window must be established through Joker.com's "Servicezone" b... (more)