In this easy to follow guide, you’ll learn how to Transfer your domain from Bluehost to Namecheap in under 30 minutes or so with step by step instructions.
I’ve been a bluehost user for a long time since 2012, When i first signed up for bluehost, i also got to choose a free domain from them and i did.
For some reasons, i had to upgrade to high performance and most reliable service provider, so i ended up with A2 Hosting.
Since A2 Hosting offered 51% OFF discount + Free Site Migration, i happily signed up immediately , the whole process was done without any issues.
Still the domain was with Bluehost, since it had more than 6 months to expire, i checked the renewal cost for the domain. It was $15 at that time ( 2012 ).
When i checked the same with NameCheap, i got a Transfer Coupon which the total cost came down to $8.
Since then, for domain registration, i always prefer Namecheap over Godaddy, for its affordable pricing plus free whois protection and most importantly the super awesome support system.
Step by Step Guide on Transferring Domain from Bluehost to NameCheap :
1.Log in to your Bluehost dashboard > Domains
2.Check the domain you wish to Transfer to Namecheap, here in below screenshot, i’ve checked my domain on left side and on the right side i’ve got few control options.
3.Now, Goto Transfer EPP tab, and copy the CODE which will be required to authorize this domain transfer to other registrars.
4.Also, click on “Lock” tab, and click “Unlock your domain” , after that you’ll see the page as given below,
6.You’ll be redirected to Namecheap’s Domain Transfer Eligibility page next,
7.Just enter Authorization Code you copied from Bluehost Transfer EPP page, and Add it to cart & complete payment.
8.In the next few minutes, you should be getting an email from Namecheap regarding your purchase of Domain name along with Domain Transfer Request email for your domain.
Just click on the transfer request link & click Approve Transfer. That’s it.
9.Once you’ve done it, you’ll receive ” Confirm Registrar Transfer ” email from Bluehost which you should click ” Approve Transfer” .
This will speed up the Domain transfer from bluehost to namecheap very fast.
Usually Domain transfer takes upto 24 – 48 hours but if you contact Namecheap via Live Chat – Domain transfer team, they’ll speed up the entire process.
I did requested them to fasten the transfer & they gladly did it. My domain from bluehost had been transferred to Namecheap within half an hour.