Guide: Register or Transfer a Domain With DNSimple

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1. How to register or transfer a domain

If you don’t own a domain name yet, you’ll need to register one before you can connect it to your website or email.

Registering a domain with DNSimple

To register a domain to your account, follow the steps in Registering a Domain.

You can choose from over 500 top-level domains (TLDs) to register with DNSimple — find yours now.

If you already own a domain name and want to manage its registration through DNSimple, you’ll need to transfer your domain from your current domain registrar.

Transferring your domain

Before you transfer a domain from another registrar, make sure to read our article on how to prepare to transfer your domain.

Once your domain is ready to go, you can transfer it to DNSimple. We also help you transfer without downtime, ensuring your customers have continued access to your site.

Transferring DNS management

You also have the option to keep the domain registration at your current registrar and transfer only the DNS management to us — this article shows you how.

2. How to view a domain’s transfer status

Once you’ve started a domain transfer, you can view detailed information about the transfer request by navigating to your Domain List and clicking “transfer in process”. Read more about the entire domain transfer process.

If you have any questions about registering or transferring domains, contact support, and we’ll be happy to help.