Domains, Upgrades

Move Your Domain

If you registered your domain with, you don’t have to use as your host. The domain you registered is yours, and you can use it with any host you want.

Here are three options for using a domain registered with outside of

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Note: If you registered your domain elsewhere, you should contact your registrar for information on pointing it away from Use our Domain Helper to check where your domain is registered.

Transfer domain registration to another registrar

To transfer a domain from one registrar to another, you need to generate an authorization and send it to the new registrar. With this unique code, the old registrar will allow the new registrar to take over the domain registration.

You can get your authorization code (also called EPP code) from Domains, by clicking Edit and then Transfer Domain.

The transfer usually takes a few days. When it’s complete, your domain will no longer be registered with This doesn’t affect your blog. It will still be available at the free address.

» Instructions for transferring a domain to another registrar

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Change name servers to point the domain outside of

You can leave your domain registered with and point it to another host by changing its name servers. You’ll keep the domain upgrade you purchased with us, and just stop using our hosting.

To change name servers, you need to insert the name servers provided by your host under Domains — by clicking Edit and then Name Servers.

» Instructions for changing name servers.

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Updating DNS records using A Records

Some hosting providers require further DNS changes to point a domain to their servers. They may provide A and CNAME records you need to add to your domain.

» Instructions for setting custom A records.

To point your domain to a site hosted with GoDaddy also requires changing the A and CNAME records but we have created some specific, detailed instructions for that particular provider.

» Instructions for pointing a domain to GoDaddy.

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Which of these options is the best for me?

All of these options achieve the same result – your domain will point to another site, with another host.

If your new host supports incoming domain transfers, it may be easier to have both your domain and your hosting managed in the same place.

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Moving a domain internally

You can also transfer a domain to another admin on your site, or you can transfer a domain to another site in your account.

» Instructions for transferring a domain to another user or site

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Transfer a domain from another registrar to

If you have a domain somewhere else and want to transfer it to instead, see here for instructions on incoming domain transfers.

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