Transferring a HostGator domain to Strikingly

If you have a domain with HostGator, you can transfer it to Strikingly by following this guide:


Step 1 - Start the transfer

  1. Go to the domain transfer page, or click "Transfer Domain to Strikingly" in Dashboard > Domains page.

  2. Enter your domain and click "Transfer".

  3. Follow the next steps to authorize the transfer.


Step 2 - Log into HostGator

Open a new browser window or tab to access your HostGator account:

  1. Go to HostGator, then log into your account.
  2. Click Domains in the left-hand side menu. Find the domain you wish to transfer.


Step 3 - Unlock your domain (if it is locked)

If your domain is locked, you'll need to unlock it on HostGator through the following steps:

  1. Click the More dropdown to expand the domain's overview.

  2. In line with "Locking", click "Change".

  3. Switch the toggle to "Locking OFF", then click "Save Domain Locking".


Step 4 - Get the authorization code

You'll need an authorization code from HostGator as part of the transfer process:

  1. Under EPP Key, click Request Your EPP Key to view your domain's unique EPP code/authorization code.


  2. You need to copy and paste this code to the domain transfer form on Strikingly.



Step 5 - Complete the remaining steps in Strikingly

Follow the steps in Strikingly to complete your domain purchase and confirm the transfer in your email. It takes about 5 days for your registrar to release your domain to us. You don't have to do anything at this time. Your domain will show "Live" when the transfer process is complete.



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