Transfer domain names from Melbourne IT to VMA Domains


This page takes you step by step through the procedure for transferring a domain away from Melbourne IT and into an account at VMA Domains.

The transfer process involves the tasks that are described below. Following the transfer tasks, we provide information about tracking the progress of the transfer, and ICANN rules regarding rejections.

Transfer Task 1: Verify that the domain name is eligible for transfer

To make sure your domain name can be transferred, check the following:

The domain name has been registered for at least 60 days, and has been at Melbourne IT for at least 60 days.The domain name is not in "client update prohibited" status.

Transfer Task 2: Confirm contact information

Before you can transfer a domain, the Registrant and Administrative contact information must be up-to-date at Melbourne IT, because it is these contacts who receive the transfer request and okay the transfer.

To update these contacts at Melbourne IT:

Log on to your account at "View/Manage Domain Names".Click the domain name you want to transfer.If the contact information needs to be updated, click "Change Contact Details" and then click "Go to Advanced Mode".Make any needed changes and click "OK".

Transfer Task 3: Obtain the authorisation code or retag the domain name

Some TLDs require that you provide an authorisation code for your domain name, to provide an extra level of assurance that the transfer request comes from an authorised source.

To transfer a .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, .name, .cn, .tw, .cc, or .in domain name, obtain the authorisation code from Melbourne IT

Log on to your account at "View/Manage Domain Names".Click the domain name you want to transfer.In the "Domain Details" section, click "View Domain Name (authinfo) Password".The password displays in the interface. Record it so you can supply it in the transfer request at VMA.

Transfer Task 4: Unlock the domain

Before you can transfer a domain away from Melbourne IT, the domain must be unlocked. Locking is a feature most registrars offer to prevent unauthorised transfers (hijacking) of domains.

To unlock:

Log on to your account at "View/Manage Domain Names".Click the domain name you want to transfer.In the "Domain Details" section, click "Unlock Domain Name".

Transfer Task 5: Transfer the domain name to VMA Domains

Once you have prepared the domain name at Melbourne IT, you're ready to transfer to VMA Domains.

To transfer your domain name to VMA Domains:

Log on to your VMA Domains account.Navigate to "DOMAINS NAMES" > "transfer a domain name".Enter your domain name and click "Next".Enter the authorisation code....Click "next" and follow the prompts.Click "submit".When the domain name contacts receive email from VMA Domains asking them to approve the transfer, do so by following the instructions in the email.

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