How to Transfer a Domain From Epik to Porkbun

Want to initiate an Epik domain transfer to Porkbun? We’re excited to welcome you aboard, so let's get started!

Transfer Domain Names from Epik to Porkbun

It’s easy to transfer domain names from the Epik domain registrar to Porkbun. We’ve listed the steps below for you to follow:

Make sure your “Registrant” contact information for your Epik domain is up to date then unlock your domain. This guide shows you how.

Grab an authorization code (also known as an EPP key) from Epik. This key is a one-use password that allows you to transfer your domain to another registrar, in this case, Porkbun. This guide shows you how to get your authorization code from Epik.
Epik will email it to you within 24 hours at the email address listed under your “Registrant” contact.

Initiate the domain name transfer from Epik to Porkbun on our Domain Transfer page:
Type in your domain to be transferred under Domain Name, then copy the authorization code from your email from Epik and paste it into the Auth Code field. Hit “Submit.” 
The transfer (or transfers) will be added to your cart. From Your Cart, click "Continue to Billing" to pay for your transfers. Once you’ve paid, we will send you an email asking you to confirm the domain name transfer from Epik to Porkbun. Find the email and click the provided link to confirm the transfer.

Waiting Period for Domain Transfers

Now that you’ve started to transfer a domain from Epik to Porkbun, it can take up to seven (7) business days to complete. You can check on the status of pending transfers by logging into your Porkbun account and clicking "Transfer" at the top of the page. 

Want some more understanding along the way? Check out our guide to what each different domain transfer status means.

Potential Domain Transfer Issues

There are a few scenarios where you simply can't transfer a domain from Epik to Porkbun — or anywhere else.

Was your domain first registered fewer than 60 days ago? If so, you’ll need to wait until the 60-day mark before transferring it to Porkbun. We feel your pain, but our hands are tied.

Was your domain transferred fewer than 60 days ago? Same deal as above. ICANN rules say a domain must stay at one registrar for 60 days before it can be transferred to another.

Did your domain expire recently, or is it about to expire? If it’s close, you may want to renew your Epik domain there first before transferring it to Porkbun to prevent any interruption of service. Please note that Epik domain transfers can take up to seven days to complete, per their support article. Please contact Epik support for a definite answer about whether your expired domain will transfer in time. 

Additionally, if you renew an already-expired domain at Epik, then transfer the domain to Porkbun within 45 days, your registration may not be extended for an additional year. For more information, check out our guide " If I transfer a domain to Porkbun, will I lose any existing months or years of registration?"

Does your domain already have more than nine years of registration? Since domains can only ever have ten years registration max, sometimes the registry won't allow transfers that already have nine years of registration.

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