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Transfering the REGISTAR of your domain to Martnet / OpenSRS
Escaping the expensive clutches of Network Solutions

Transferring your Domain to Martnet's Registration Service

Martnet uses the registration service, OpenSRS, to register and manage domains. With this service, we can register and renew domains, as well as modify contact information and DNS numbers (ie which host the domain is pointed to). We find this system to be much easier to handle for changing information at a customers request. Once with OpenSRS, a simple e-mail can get your information changed as opposed to filling out multiple forms with other registars, and waiting for something to get done.

Step One:

In order transfer your domain to OpenSRS, you first need to make sure that the information listed as the "Administration " contact on your domain is correct. (you can check this by entering your domain in the openSRS search availability box at http://www.martnet.com/services/whois.php )

If the contact email address is wrong or out of date, please contact the company you originally purchased the domain from. This address needs to be a current email address that you have access to.

Once you've verified that your current registar has your current email address and contact info, you can now tell us to start the transfer process.

This may take 24-48 hours to be confirmed and completed, depending on the speed of your original registar service.

Step Two:

If you're a current MartNet customer, this step is simple: send e-mail to support@martnet.com and tell us your name and the domain you wish to transfer. Verify the spelling on the domain. Then proceed to Step Three, which involves verifying the transfer with both OpenSRS and probably your old registar as well (Network Solutions, etc).

If you're opening a new hosting account with Martnet, then we'll need some additional information to set up your account and the transfer:

  • Your full name
  • Your billing address
  • Your phone number(s)
  • Payment method (DO NOT SEND CC INFO VIA EMAIL, EVER)

Step Three:

When the transfer request is placed, an email from OpenSRS will be sent to the email address listed in the Administration Contact. This email will contain directions from OpenSRS on how to approve the transfer. It will include a link to a page that will finalize the transfer. Follow these instructions and this will complete the transfer confirmation process.

The Email from OpenSRS will look something like this:

Subject: Transfer
Request for YOURDOMAIN.com

A request has been received to transfer the domain YOURDOMAIN.com
to MartNet Communications, an authorized reseller of the registrar
Tucows. .

This acknowledgement of transfer will be processed by Tucows Inc, an
ICANN accredited registrar on behalf of MartNet Communications.
If this is a valid request and you wish to approve this transfer,
please visit the following url and follow the instructions:

https://rr-n1-tor.opensrs.net/transfers/index.cgi?rid=XXX

You will need to enter the following information to complete the transfer:
Domain Name: YOURDOMAIN.com
Password: PASSWORD

If you do not wish to approve this transfer, you may simply ignore this message
and the request will be cancelled, or you can use the Domain Name and Password above to cancel the transfer. Accepting this transfer will change the registrar of record for your domain from its current registrar, to Tucows/OpenSRS; it may also change some of the contact information. If you are receiving this email, you should have initiated, or at least been aware of this request already. If this is the first time that you've heard of this, do not accept the transfer until you are satisfied that the request is legitimate. Thank you. Team MartNet Communications and Team Tucows

If you are transferring a domain that was originally register with Network Solutions, they may also send you an email with a link to a webpage that you must visit to confirm that you approve the transfer to Open SRS. Please follow the instructions on this page to finalize the transfer process. Below is a screenshot of what this webpage will look like:

Click on the "confirm" button, and read the VeriSign Service Agreement. Once you've read their agreement, check the box, and click the "submit" button.

You will then be sent to a page similiar to this one:

You will shortly receive an email from VeriSign confirming the process. Below is a copy of what this message will look like.

Dear Domain Owner:

This is to inform you that the Registrar Transfer Request has been 
approved for:
Domain Name: YOURDOMAIN.COM Requesting Registrar: Tucows, Inc. Current Registrar: Network Solutions, Inc.
Network Solutions is committed to delivering high quality services tailored to meet your needs. We hope that we can continue to serve you in the future. Sincerely, Network Solutions, Inc. Change of Registrar Group http://www.networksolutions.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please note: This e-mail was sent from a notification-only address and cannot
receive incoming e-mail messages or replies. If you need to e-mail us, go
to http://goto.networksolutions.com/contactus.
(c) 2003 Network Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Step Four:

Email us at support@martnet.com and let us know when the transfer has gone through. We'll then make sure everything is set up correctly on our servers. Bear in mind, once this process is completed it may take up to 24 hours for the rest of the internet to recognize the changes.



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