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Frequently Asked Questions : 2

How do I transfer a domain to Domain Central?

Have you ever wanted to manage all your domains under the one roof with a powerful yet simple to use management interface, or do you just need to bring your domains over to a Registrar with the broad range of quality yet affordable services you deserve? Well making the switch to Domain Central is easy.

To take advantage of Domain Central's wonderful services for your existing domains or to renew your domain at our low prices is easy. All you need to do is go to our transfer page by clicking the Transfer Domain link at the top of the screen, or click here.

Complete the following steps to initiate the transfer to Domain Central.
  1. In the transfer option box, enter the domain name and select the domain extension from the drop down list.

  2. Enter the domain Authorization Key. (Also known as the "Domain Password", "Domain Secret", "Auth Key", "EPP Auth Key" or UDAI.) For more information on Authorization Key's, or for assistance finding your Authorization Key, click here.

  3. Make sure the Status of your domain is "OK". You can check this via a 'whois lookup', but if you are not sure about how to do this please contact our customer support.
NOTE: If you have entered the incorrect Authorization Key, you will be given an error message. If this is the case, please contact your current Registrar for the correct details.

The transfer process may vary according to the type of domain you are submitting for transfer. For example .au domain names can be transferred for free, whereas other domain names may require a year added to the licence period during the transfer.

Read on to view the different Transfer processes below:
For a glossary of domain transfer terms click here.


protect your online value

Have you considered registering your .com,,, variants of your domain? The deciding factor usually depends on how serious you are about Protecting Your Online Value. Ask yourself whether it would disturb you if a competitor registered these domains? Our easy to use and reliable Web and Email Forwarding services allow you to point as many domains as you want to your website.

search engine benefits

Another benefit of registering multiple domains is the greater probability of being located on Search Engine listings. An interesting fact is that many Search Engines now feature region specific searches. You can perform a generic search, or you can select the 'Search Australia Only' option.

How the search works is simple; an 'Australian Only' search may prioritise addresses that end in '.au'; a 'New Zealand Only' search may prioritise addresses that end in '.nz'. To guarantee your website is listed and accessed by both regions you will need to have both domain names registered.

In contrast to the above, neither the '.au' nor the '.nz' domains will stand a chance of competing against the '.com', or rather the TLD name space, if someone submits a generic search with no regions specified.

If you currently conduct business in other countries, or one day plan to expand then we recommend securing your country specific domains now.


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