Before you can transfer a domain IN to a new host or registrar, you have to prepare you domain to transfer OUT of your old host or registrar.
Here is an overview of what you need to know how to do at your old registrar:
- Unlock the domain
- Suspended privacy
- Make sure the contact information is up to date and includes an email address that you have access to and can read the emails sent to you.
- If you are only changing domain registrars (not website hosts) you don’t need to do anything to nameservers. But just in case, write down your current nameservers.
- Copy your EPP/Authorization code that you’ll need for your new registrar.
- Eventually, you may need to approve the transfer here at your old registrar.