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I still have domains at numerous registrars, especially my private domains, they seem to be scattered all over the place.

Is there a registrar that has bulk transfer in/out for both .ca and .com?

Of a representative could explain the process please.


I know a lot of registrars will allow bulk pasting in of domains but answering emails and entering transfer codes on hundreds of domains can be a daunting task which is why a lot of my domains still remain scattered.


Any members with experience with that?
 

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I still have domains at numerous registrars, especially my private domains, they seem to be scattered all over the place.

Is there a registrar that has bulk transfer in/out for both .ca and .com?

Of a representative could explain the process please.


I know a lot of registrars will allow bulk pasting in of domains but answering emails and entering transfer codes on hundreds of domains can be a daunting task which is why a lot of my domains still remain scattered.


Any members with experience with that?

Baremetal. But they limit their self-service bulk tool to 25 domains at a time. I often just do a bunch of renewals or transfers myself, pasting in 25 at a time, but if you have a truly big list of domains to transfer, just email support@baremetal.com with a text or csv file of domains/auth codes, they'll do the whole batch for you. Nothing to approve. You may have to e-transfer in some funds first to have credit on your account though.
 

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Baremetal. But they limit their self-service bulk tool to 25 domains at a time. I often just do a bunch of renewals or transfers myself, pasting in 25 at a time, but if you have a truly big list of domains to transfer, just email support@baremetal.com with a text or csv file of domains/auth codes, they'll do the whole batch for you. Nothing to approve. You may have to e-transfer in some funds first to have credit on your account though.

But getting the auth codes is always the bigger problem, but I find emailing the registrar support and requesting them is never a problem. I have often emailed many registrars and just asked for a full list of all my auth codes. If they want to be dicks and email each one separately, yeah, that's a pain in the ass. But I've never let my numbers accumulate too much at other registrars.
 

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The reason I mentioned this post is because I am trying to amalgamate more of my .com's to godaddy and some of my .ca's to whc.
I purchased two catalogs a while back and I am running them fully under the previous owners personas. I purchased all rights, websites etc and it added hundreds of domains to my portfolios.

But my god what a mess, the domains are everywhere, I have so many passwords accounts, I have triple namesilo, dan, namespro, dynadot etc.
And man don't get me started about all the dynadot forum names as opposed to user name to move out, it's all a hot mess.

I will say without hesitation that godaddy has the absolute best bulk tools in the business, they just work, I can select 500 domains and make most any change in a few keystrokes. I can make lists and download insanely detailed spreadsheets that include transfer codes, ownership dates and things you can only imagine.

My account rep calls me up several times a year and asks if he can help me with anything. If I have a large number of domains to bring in he will do it for me. Godaddy has really worked on the tools to give domainers the ability to manipulate hundreds of domains at once.

The problem is other registrars are bare bones and to move things over is a one by one nightmare.

For .ca I see a steady improvement at WHC but the bulk tools still have a long way to go to be truly considered bulk tools.

The only thing I have not been able to do at godaddy is bulk forwards, I can do them in bulk if they are all the same bit if I need a specific domain.com/myothersite/?domain=newdomain the address has to be the same even though the end part would have to be different for each domain.

That said, call godaddy and they do it for you, still not ideal but the last time I had to pay my son to spend 2 days modifying forwards.

So this post is more of a rant for me and even with godaddy I would like to see the bulk tools and registrar services merged with dan.com, maybe @jamesiles can give us an update on that one.

WHC and godaddy are the two I ultimately want to use because of TBR with WHC and auctions with godaddy.

Everything else is a hot mess I have 4 catalogs in total now. Two newer ones, a private one and my mapledots one.
Managing thousands of domains is turning out to be a full time job and I have had to reduce my working days on one of my other businesses to free up more time.

For 2023 I wish registrars would focus on bulk move in and bulk move out using CSV with the ability to import in being the biggest one. Adding transfer codes on moving in (or out) has to be automated, we cannot continue this manual crap with thousands of domains.

I'm also looking at selling a number of domains in one hundred packs, doing that intimidates me so much because I cannot sit there trying to do all that manually which is why I insisted on buying all credentials for my newer acquisitions. I needed a spreadsheet just for all the accounts and passwords.... what a freaking mess!!!
 

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We've started improving the transfer process at WHC, but we're not done yet.

So far, we've consolidated some emails, for example, the one asking for auth codes. We've also improved the transfer status for incoming transfers, so it's easier to see what is holding up a given transfer, along with some other enhancements.

While you can already initiate the transfer for 100 domains at a time, we're working on increasing that number as the next step. We will also add functionality to provide the transfer auth codes as a pasted list or a CSV file.
 

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We've started improving the transfer process at WHC, but we're not done yet.

So far, we've consolidated some emails, for example, the one asking for auth codes. We've also improved the transfer status for incoming transfers, so it's easier to see what is holding up a given transfer, along with some other enhancements.

While you can already initiate the transfer for 100 domains at a time, we're working on increasing that number as the next step. We will also add functionality to provide the transfer auth codes as a pasted list or a CSV file.

100 is a good amount, if that is what is slowing things down I would not worry about it too much.

Let me know when it can be used, I'm leaving for Jamaica Jan 27 and I was hoping to be transferred by then.
 

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Let me know when it can be used, I'm leaving for Jamaica Jan 27 and I was hoping to be transferred by then.
I'll be in touch about your transfers before that :)
 

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The reason I mentioned this post is because I am trying to amalgamate more of my .com's to godaddy and some of my .ca's to whc.
I purchased two catalogs a while back and I am running them fully under the previous owners personas. I purchased all rights, websites etc and it added hundreds of domains to my portfolios.

But my god what a mess, the domains are everywhere, I have so many passwords accounts, I have triple namesilo, dan, namespro, dynadot etc.
And man don't get me started about all the dynadot forum names as opposed to user name to move out, it's all a hot mess.

I will say without hesitation that godaddy has the absolute best bulk tools in the business, they just work, I can select 500 domains and make most any change in a few keystrokes. I can make lists and download insanely detailed spreadsheets that include transfer codes, ownership dates and things you can only imagine.

My account rep calls me up several times a year and asks if he can help me with anything. If I have a large number of domains to bring in he will do it for me. Godaddy has really worked on the tools to give domainers the ability to manipulate hundreds of domains at once.

The problem is other registrars are bare bones and to move things over is a one by one nightmare.

For .ca I see a steady improvement at WHC but the bulk tools still have a long way to go to be truly considered bulk tools.

The only thing I have not been able to do at godaddy is bulk forwards, I can do them in bulk if they are all the same bit if I need a specific domain.com/myothersite/?domain=newdomain the address has to be the same even though the end part would have to be different for each domain.

That said, call godaddy and they do it for you, still not ideal but the last time I had to pay my son to spend 2 days modifying forwards.

So this post is more of a rant for me and even with godaddy I would like to see the bulk tools and registrar services merged with dan.com, maybe @jamesiles can give us an update on that one.

WHC and godaddy are the two I ultimately want to use because of TBR with WHC and auctions with godaddy.

Everything else is a hot mess I have 4 catalogs in total now. Two newer ones, a private one and my mapledots one.
Managing thousands of domains is turning out to be a full time job and I have had to reduce my working days on one of my other businesses to free up more time.

For 2023 I wish registrars would focus on bulk move in and bulk move out using CSV with the ability to import in being the biggest one. Adding transfer codes on moving in (or out) has to be automated, we cannot continue this manual crap with thousands of domains.

I'm also looking at selling a number of domains in one hundred packs, doing that intimidates me so much because I cannot sit there trying to do all that manually which is why I insisted on buying all credentials for my newer acquisitions. I needed a spreadsheet just for all the accounts and passwords.... what a freaking mess!!!
First world problems LOL