How to transfer a domain from Porkbun to another registrar
Transferring a domain to another registrar? Before we start, please answer the following questions:
Was your domain first registered 60 or more days ago? If so, great! If not, you’ll need to wait until the 60 day mark before transferring it away from Porkbun. We feel your pain, but our hands are tied.
Has your domain been with Porkbun for at least 60 days? Same deal as above. ICANN rules say a domain must stay at one registrar for 60 days before it can be transferred to another. Please note that if you become dissatisfied with your new registrar, you’ll need to wait 60 days to transfer your domain back to Porkbun for the same reason.
Preparing your domain for transfer
Verify that the email address on file is correct. If it’s not, change it. If you’re setting contact types individually, make sure the email address is current for both the Registrant and Administrative contact. Once your info is current, click Submit to apply your changes and return to Domain Management.
A window will pop up with your key listed under "Auth Code."
Initiate the transfer
In another tab or window, connect to your new registrar and begin the process of transferring over your domain. When asked for your authorization code, copy and paste in the code you revealed in the previous step.
Once you’ve paid your new registrar, depending on the domain you are transferring (such as a country-code domain), there may an email verification step. In this case, it's even more important to make sure that your WHOIS contact information is up to date and privacy is disabled before you initiate the transfer, as your new registrar may send you an email confirmation before the transfer can proceed.
Once the transfer is confirmed at the new registrar, it will transfer about 5 days later. You can accelerate this process once the transfer is confirmed at the new registrar by returning to the "Registrar Transfer" area and clicking "Approve Transfer Out."
We’re sorry to see you go!
Hey, we’re sorry it didn’t work out. No hard feelings. If you are ever dissatisfied with your new registrar, or you just miss us, it’s easy to transfer your domain back to Porkbun. Additional months of registration you purchased at the other registrar will automatically added to your Porkbun account upon your return.