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How to transfer an external domain

Reviewed on 19 September 2023Published on 01 March 2022
Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets
Requirements:
  • You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console
  • You have entered your credit card information on your account
  • You have external domains
  • You have requested the authorization code to transfer your domain from your registrar

How to transfer .fr and .be domains

  1. Click Domains and DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu. The Domains and DNS dashboard displays. Click «Plus Icon» Register new domain:
  2. Enter the domain name you wish to transfer in the box and click the search icon to verify the domain is available. A selection of available domain names displays.
  3. Click Transfer next to the domain name you wish to transfer. A screen displays to help you prepare your transfer.
    Important:
    • You must have administrative rights to manage and unlock your domain for transfers.
    • You must have the authorization code to initiate the transfer.
    • Your domain must have been registered at least 60 days ago or renewed for more than 45 days.
    • Your domain expires in at least 2 weeks.
  4. Click Initiate transfer once you are ready to proceed.
  5. Enter your authorization code and click Validate. Your order summary displays.
    Tip:

    You can find your authorization code under your domain information or by asking for it directly to your current registrar.

  6. Check the box confirming you accept to be debited.
  7. Click Transfer domain. Once your domain transfer is approved, your domain will display in your Internal Domains tab.

How to transfer domains with other extensions

  1. Click Domains and DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu. The Domains and DNS dashboard displays. Click «Plus Icon» Register new domain:
  2. Enter the domain name you wish to transfer in the box and click the search icon to verify the domain is available. A selection of available domain names displays.
  3. Click Transfer next to the domain name you wish to transfer. A screen displays to help you prepare your transfer.
    Important:
    • You must have administrative rights to manage and unlock your domain for transfers.
    • You must have the authorization code to initiate the transfer.
    • Your domain must have been registered at least 60 days ago or renewed for more than 45 days.
    • Your domain must not expire for a minimum of 2 weeks.
  4. Click Initiate transfer once you are ready to proceed.
  5. Enter your authorization code and click Configure registrant contact.
    Tip:

    You can find your authorization code under your domain information or by asking your current registrar for it directly.

  6. Select an existing registrant contact or create a new one and click Validate. Your order summary displays.
  7. Check the box confirming you accept to be debited.
  8. Click Transfer domain. Once your domain transfer is approved, your domain will display in your Internal Domains tab.
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