Duration of a Domain Transfer to IONOS

The time it takes to transfer a domain depends on the procedural rules at the relevant registry (registrar).

  • Generic and new top-level domains: transfer takes a maximum of 5 to 6 business days
    Generic Top-Level Domain Examples: .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name…
    New Top-Level Domain Examples: .photo, .web, .online...
  • DNS Update: additional 24 to 48 hours
    A Name server update is usually necessary as part of the transfer.

If all prerequisites for your domain transfer are met, it will take approximately a week until the domain transfer is complete.

You can check the progress of your domain transfer on the Domains page.