There are various different types of domain transfers available, these are Ownership, Registration and Nameserver transfers. The only type we will be looking at here is a Nameserver transfer. This type of transfer can be made without modifying the ownership of the domain or changing the company in charge of maintaining its registration.
When a domain is transferred to new Authoritative Nameservers (The Nameservers that contain the working DNS Records) what is being done is that the global DNS system is modified to point any requests for DNS information to the Memset Nameservers instead of the previous / old Nameservers that were in use. Essentially you are updating the location in which your DNS records are being held and managed.
Unfortunately, Memset cannot do this for you because the company that registered the domain has no way of knowing who Memset is and if our intentions are honest or not. They will only transfer the domain at the request of the account holder.
What Do I Need To Do?
Fortunately, the process is very simple to transfer a domains Nameservers to Memset. However, in order to ensure normal operation of the domain throughout, the process must be carried out in the following order:
- Add the domain to the Memset DNS Manager as either a New DNS Zone or within an existing Zone
- Create the DNS Records required for the Domains operation it will need to use after the transfer.
- Transfer the Domains Nameserver to the Memset Nameservers.
The process in order to transfer the domains Nameservers to Memset will vary slightly from provider to provider, however generally, you need to log into the Control Panel for the company that registered the domain (your Domain Registrar), locate the section for transferring the domain to new nameservers and enter the following as the new authoritative nameservers:
ns1.memset.com ns2.memset.com ns3.memset.com
Once these new nameservers are submitted the domain will start to use the Memset nameservers from within 1 to 12 hours later.
If you are unsure on where to make these changed then you can contact your Domain Registrar for further assistance.
Unfortunately there is no fixed timescale as to when the changeover will happen. However, this website "http://www.intodns.com/" checks and displays the authoritative nameservers for a domain. When the top section displays the Memset nameservers as listed above the domain has completed the transfer.