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How do I switch hosts from Dreamhost?
Transfering your domain to another host.

There are two ways to transfer your domain.

1. Change the nameservers to point to your new host and
2. fully transfer your domain to a new registrar.

1. If you just want to host your domain somewhere else yet, you still want to use us as your domain registrar too, just follow these steps and you'll be set:
-go to https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=domain.registration&
-log in, if you are not already, with your DreamHost webid and password
-select domains you want to host elsewhere
-once that is done all you have to do is click on "Modify Checked"
-change the name servers to be the ones for your new host
-the whois record will change in 20 minutes, but the domain dns changes will still need to propagate which can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. In rare cases this can take 72 hours to complete.

2. If you want to transfer your domain registration to another registrar and host your domain elsewhere I suggest you first follow the steps above so that your domain will point to your new host as soon as propagation completes. After you change the nameservers you should then contact your new registrar and let them know you would like to transfer your domain to them. They'll handle the rest! (You will still need to approve the transfer by going to https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=domain.transfer& )

Last updated: Jun 20, 2005.