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So changing domain registrar taking long long time!

     
7:26 pm on Apr 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hi so I'm changing registrar for my domain and it's taking a long time! Is this normal?

I googled this topic and many folks are complaining but I guess it's done so that to ensure security of domain name holders? (hacked accounts?)

Anyone have any insight into this? Thanks!
8:48 pm on Apr 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It depends on where you're leaving and where you're going. And how you define a "long" time.

The last time I switched registrars, based on the time stamps on the e-mails I received, it took a little over 24 hours. But that may have just been when the e-mails we sent- I thought each one took less than 24 hours.
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Up to 5 working days after the transfer authorization is received / confirmed.
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Been four working days but no update! Monday then
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Yes it took me 5 business days to complete all registrar xfers.
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Yes it took me 5 business days to complete all registrar xfers.
Sounds like it was good to transfer away from them. Even if 5 days is "acceptable" practice, there's really no reason it should actually take that long. What year is this, 1998?
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Did you read all the instructions?

Because, lot of registrars are sending a notification to the owner that they received a request to transfer the domain to another registrar. In this notification, it's often state that, you can disapprove/cancel the transfer, and that if you do nothing, after 5 days, they transfer will be done. But, this is to "cancel" a transfer. Often, there is another tool to "approve" the transfer, this is usually available on the dashboard. So if you do nothing, it takes 5 days , before the transfer occurs. But if you approve it explicitly, it can be done within a couple of hours. It happened to me.

I found out "accidentally", I was transferring a domain name, and while waiting, I kept checking the status on both the old and new registrar, when , one day, I saw the tiny print about approving the transfer.