Transfer my domain?
Find out how to transfer your domain name to another registrar of domain name provider.
Please note: There are some terminology changes below based on the new set of .nz Rules and the launch of the new .nz Registry System coming into effect on 1st November 2022.
Step 1: Choose a new domain name provider (registrar).
A registrar is a business that sells and supports domain names. Some registrars offer other services, such as website hosting and email services. Others provide registration as a stand-alone service.
The Domain Name Commission (DNC) has a direct relationship with all .nz authorised providers; this is why we recommend them. Because the DNC is the regulator of the .nz domain name space, we cannot recommend one provider over another.
It’s important to know that other domain name providers may resell domain names through .nz authorised providers.
Before transferring your domain name, think about the level of support you might need from your registrar, especially if you have multiple .nz domain names. Customer service options vary for each registrar. For example, some registrars can only be contacted by email, while others provide 24/7 contact centre support.
Step 2: Review your new providers's information and sign up.
Found a registrar you think is right for you? Before you transfer your domain name, check if they provide the information you need. Your new registrar must:
- disclose its terms and conditions
- give you a contract.
You should understand how your domain name provider works with you.
Once you are happy with the terms and conditions, you can sign up for an account with them. The new account will be the new home for your domain name when it is transferred. You can then begin the domain transfer process.
Step 3: Request an authorisation code (UDAI) from your current registrar.
You must confirm that you are authorising a change to your domain name to your registrar. As proof of this, contact your current registrar and ask for an authorisation code (UDAI). Some registrars or domain name providers automate this, whilst others you will need to contact directly. This function is usually accessed by logging into your registrar account and going to your dashboard.
Learn more about getting a UDAI
Step 4: Use the authorisation code (UDAI) to confirm the domain transfer to the new registrar.
Once you have your authorisation code (UDAI), contact your new registrar. Ask if they need any more information to do the transfer. You may be able to enter your UDAI in your new registrar’s dashboard too.
Once this is all complete, your domain should be transferred.