Domain Transfer Questions


#1

I have a .biz domain that I’d like to transfer over to DH. I’ve unlocked it, turned the privacy protection off, and the DNS servers have been changed so it now points to my DH account and the site hosted by them. Just two final issues before I transfer over:

  1. The whois entry has a different email from the one on my Dreamhost account. Is this a problem?

  2. The domain name was auto-renewed about 2 weeks ago. I know the Dreamhost wiki says that this is a problem, but does it really prevent the transfer from working?

Thanks.


#2

Dreamhost can’t register or receive a transfer of .biz; only .com, .net, .org, and .info.

But to answer your questions:

  1. The whois entry only matters in that you need access to that email account.
  2. Auto-renew doesn’t matter, AFAIK. It’s new registrations that matter.
  3. You’ll need to get the Authorization Code from your current registrar to initiate the transfer.
  4. But, as I said, DreamHost can’t register a .biz domain, though it can host it just like it can host any other TLD.

-Scott