Preparing a Domain Transfer from a Different Provider

This article will show you how to prepare your domain with your current provider/registrar for a transfer to IONOS and how to access your authorisation code. You will need this authorisation code later to approve (authorise) the domain transfer on IONOS's end.


Depending on the domain extension (.com, .london, etc.), different requirements must be met before you can access the authorisation code and transfer your domain to IONOS. Click here for an overview of all prerequisites for a successful domain transfer.

Select Your Provider

From which provider do you wish to transfer your domain to IONOS?

Is your domain registered with another provider?

If your domain is already registered with another provider, you can prepare the domain transfer as follows:

You can find detailed assistance and instructions on these topics from the customer support or documentation provided by your current provider.

If you cannot find suitable instructions among your current provider's documentation, please let us know. We will gladly create a guide for you.

Transferring Websites, E-mail Addresses, and Subdomains Along with a Domain

When you transfer your domain, usually only the domain itself is transferred.

If you want to transfer connected websites, email addresses, subdomains, and files along with your domain, please continue reading here: Transferring a Domain with a Webspace, Databases, and E-mails