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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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@kepiluna2 

 

Personally I would update the DNS settings to use GoDaddy's servers first - this way you can mirror all the existing settings, then you can proceed with the transfer.

 

The issue you may have had in the past is that sometimes when transferring a domain - the server where it is transferring from shuts off all services as soon as the transfer completes and so then until you get it reconfigured on the new server and it propagates on the internet that you are down during that time

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@kepiluna2 

 

Personally I would update the DNS settings to use GoDaddy's servers first - this way you can mirror all the existing settings, then you can proceed with the transfer.

 

The issue you may have had in the past is that sometimes when transferring a domain - the server where it is transferring from shuts off all services as soon as the transfer completes and so then until you get it reconfigured on the new server and it propagates on the internet that you are down during that time

I am a GoDaddy End User - Just Like You
Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
* Please note that I offer free advice on this forum. Thank You Info If you would like personalized help, please contact me. Otherwise, please ask your question in the proper forum so the answer can assist EVERYONE in the community and not just you. Thanks! *

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