Domains, Upgrades

Move Your Domain »Transfer a Domain to Another WordPress.com Site or Account

You can transfer ownership of a domain to another WordPress.com administrator on your site, another site which you own, or if you bought the domain from WordPress.com another registrar (place where domains are bought and sold) by following the step-by-step instructions below.

Note: Only the owner of the custom domain is able to perform this action. All admin users on a site will see domains connected to the site at My Site(s) ->Domains, but only the domain owner can transfer the domain to another site. Transferring ownership of the domain will mean you no longer have access to the domain’s settings, and won’t be able to cancel, renew or transfer it any more – only the new owner will have that ability.

Transfer Domain to Another Administrator on the Site

Step 1: Add the new owner as an Administrator

A domain can only be transferred to another admin on the same site, so the first step is to add the new owner as an admin if they aren’t one already. This can be done under My Site ->People ->Add. If the new owner is already a non-admin contributor on the site, you can change their role to that of admin at My Site ->People ->Team. The new admin will need to accept the invitation before you can transfer the domain to them.

You can learn more about adding users to your site here.

Step 2: Select the domain

Log in with the account used to purchase the domain, then you can manage your domain from Domain Management. Select your site if you have more than one (also found from the Domains tab in your My Site menu).

Domain selection screen

Select the domain you want to transfer from the list, and you will see its information, settings, and options:

Domain options screen

 

Step 3: Transfer the domain to the user

Select Transfer Domain, and you will see an option to transfer the domain to another registrar, user, or site:

Select Transfer to another user. You will see a drop-down listing all administrator users currently on our site. Select the user from this drop-down.

There is also some text saying if you proceed you authorize us to act as your Designated Agent to complete the transfer on your behalf.

Transfer domain ownership information screen

Step 4: Complete the transfer

Click Transfer Domain. You will see one last confirmation pop-up.

Transfer confirmation screen

Once you click Confirm Transfer the domain will be transferred to the other site.

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Transfer Domain to Another Site You Own

Step 1: Select the domain

Log in with the account used to purchase the domain, then you can manage your domain from Domain Management. Select your site if you have more than one (also found from the Domains tab in your My Site menu).

Domain selection screen

Select the domain you want to transfer from the list, and you will see its information, settings, and options:

Domain options screen

 

Step 3: Transfer the domain to the new site

Select Transfer Domain, and you will see an option to transfer the domain to another registrar, user, or site:

Select Transfer to another WordPress.com site. You will see a drop-down listing all sites your an Administrator user on.  Click on the site from the list you’d like to transfer the domain to.

Step 4: Complete the transfer

Click Transfer Domain. You will see one last confirmation pop-up click Confirm Transfer to finish things up.

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Transfer Domain to Another Registrar

To transfer your domain to another registrar you’ll want to follow our complete guide on how to transfer the domain.

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Domain Mapping Transfers

To transfer a domain mapping upgrade to another user on your site, or between different sites in your account, please contact support and we can take care of it for you.

 

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