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Transferring domain between registrars. Downtime?

Hey guys. I've been tasked with overseeing the transfer of my company's domain. Till now, a third party used to control and manage it.

 

I've been told that the last time they transferred domains, there was a downtime of 2 days during which the emails and website were down. I'd like to avoid downtime or minimise it as much as possible. We're transferring the domain from Tuscows to GoDaddy.

 

I've researched about the process of transferring and found nothing much mentioning downtime (so hopefully there shouldn't be any). As far as I can see, it seems to be a painless process.

 

However, I'm still a bit wary about the the whole thing, especially emails. Is there something I need to take special care of? I'm a bit lost and this is the first time I'm doing something like this. Any pointers would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Hi @misnelstain5

 

Welcome to the Community!

If you want to update your nameservers to GoDaddy before you make the transfer, you may want to take a look at this article. It will help you set up DNS zone files at GoDaddy, then apply the nameservers to your domain prior to transfer (per the instructions of the current registrar).

 

 

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@misnelstain5 

 

My advise would be to switch the DNS first - so that it mirrors what is currently setup, then move the registration over.

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Hi @misnelstain5

 

Welcome to the Community!

If you want to update your nameservers to GoDaddy before you make the transfer, you may want to take a look at this article. It will help you set up DNS zone files at GoDaddy, then apply the nameservers to your domain prior to transfer (per the instructions of the current registrar).

 

 

TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
Supporting you at x.co/247support

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