How to Transfer from: Gandi to TechHausHost (eNom)

Transfer domain names from Gandi to TechHausHost (eNom)


This page takes you step by step through the procedure for transferring a domain away from Gandi and into an account at TechHausHost (eNom).

The transfer process involves the tasks that are described below. Following the transfer tasks, we provide information about tracking the progress of the transfer, and ICANN rules regarding rejections.

Transfer Task 1: Verify that the domain name is eligible for transfer

To make sure your domain name can be transferred, check the following:

  • The domain name has been registered for at least 60 days, and has been at Gandi for at least 60 days.
  • The domain name is not in "client update prohibited" status.

Transfer Task 2: Update Administrative contact information

Before you can transfer a domain, the Registrant and Administrative contact information (especially the email address) must be up-to-date at Gandi, because the Administrative contact receives the transfer request and okays the transfer.

To update the Administrative contact at Gandi:

  1. Log on to your account at
  2. Navigate to the contact information for the domain name you want to transfer.
  3. Update the Registrant and Administrative contact information if necessary.

Transfer Task 3: Obtain the authorization code or retag the domain name

Some TLDs require that you provide an authorization code for your domain name, to provide an extra level of assurance that the transfer request comes from an authorized source.

To transfer a .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, .name, or .cc domain name, obtain the authorization code from Gandi:

  1. Log on to your account at
  2. Navigate to your list of domain names.
  3. Click the domain name you want to transfer.
  4. On the "domain details" page, you can obtain the authorization code (called Authorization key by Gandi).
  5. Copy and save the authorization code that appears, to include in the transfer request you submit at TechHausHost (eNom).

To retag a .uk domain name:

  • Contact Gandi and ask them to retag the domain name to ISP tag TechHausHost (eNom).
  • Alternatively, you can retag/detag directly through Nominet, for a fee.
  • When you transfer a .uk domain name, use the Auto verification transfer method.
  • You can submit the transfer requests to TechHausHost (eNom) and Gandi in any order.
  • If you submit the transfer request to TechHausHost (eNom) first, you must submit the request to Gandi within a week.
  • If you submit the transfer request to Gandi first, you must submit the request to TechHausHost (eNom) by the next 8th day of the calendar month.

Transfers of TLDs other than those named above do not require any codes or tags.

Transfer Task 4: Unlock the domain name

Before you can transfer a domain name away from Gandi, it must be unlocked. Locking is a feature most registrars offer to prevent unauthorized transfers (hijacking) of domain names.

To unlock:

  1. Log on to your account at
  2. Navigate to your list of domain names.
  3. Click the domain name you want to transfer.
  4. On the "domain details" page, click "unlock".
  5. It typically takes 24 to 48 hours for the Whois to reflect this unlocking. We recommend that you submit your transfer request at TechHausHost (eNom) shortly after this period elapses.

Transfer Task 5: Transfer the domain name to TechHausHost (eNom)

Once you have prepared the domain name at Gandi, you're ready to transfer to TechHausHost (eNom).

To transfer your domain name to TechHausHost (eNom):

  1. Log on to your TechHausHost (eNom) account.
  2. Navigate to "DOMAINS" > "transfer a domain name".
  3. Select a transfer method ("Autoverification" or "Fax", see Notes below) and click "Next".
  4. List the domain names you want to transfer, one per line. Each line should include the domain name, comma, space, and then the authorization code. Separate each line using the "Enter" key:, 11111111, 22222222

  5. Set the "Registrar Lock", "Auto-Renew", "Whois", and "Password" options as you wish.
  6. Click "next".
  7. For Fax transfers, fill in the contact information and click "next".
  8. Click "submit".
  9. When the domain name contacts receive email from TechHausHost (eNom) asking them to approve the transfer, do so by following the instructions in the email.

Note: To decide whether to use the Auto Verification or Fax transfer method, weigh the following considerations:

  • Auto verification involves approving one domain per approval email; Fax involves assembling and faxing identity verification and a list of domains to transfer.
  • Auto verification is generally easier for transferring small numbers of domains (a dozen or so; more if you don’t have convenient access to a fax machine); Fax is easier for transferring larger numbers of domains.
  • Auto verification allows you to transfer domains with different Registrant and Admin contacts; Fax method requires the same Registrant and Admin contact information for all domains listed in the request.
  • If you plan to transfer a large number of domains, but in separate requests, ask TechHausHost (eNom)’s transfer specialists to keep your proof of identity on file so you don’t have to resubmit it with every transfer request.
  • Auto verification is the easiest method if you are transferring from a registrar that does not list Registrant or Administrative email addresses.
  • For .uk and .ca names, always use the Auto verification method.

Tracking: Interpreting status messages

After you submit a transfer request, status messages help you track progress and correct any problems that arise.

If Your Transfer Is Rejected: ICANN rules regarding transfer rejections

If your transfer is rejected, reviewing ICANN transfer rules may help you correct the reasons for rejection.