Domain Transfer

Transfer your domain to us, there’s nothing like a new home.

Why Transfer Your Domain To Us?

If you are not happy with your current provider or just need a change, it’s time to transfer your domain to gridhost. We offer a whole list of benefits when you host a domain with us.



.com is derived from the word commercial, and was originally intended for domains registered by commercial organisations. It is the most popular top-level domain in the world.



.plumbing is the ideal top-level domain (TLD) to use for plumbers, as it adds a recognisable and credible title to a domain name, and clearly defines the industry niche you are in.



Do you want to promote the growth and development of the Internet in Africa? Get a .africa extension. This is a new generic top-level domain specifically for those catering to the continent of Africa.

No Contracts

At gridhost we don’t believe in contracts, but we offer simplified billing and easy terms. Plus, with us you can pay upfront for extra discounts.


Depending on your hosting package, you can have between 5 and an unlimited amount of subdomains.


With us you have complete control over your DNS Zone file, so you can modify it as needed.

Technical Support

We operate 365 days a year! Our expert technical support agents are always here to help you troubleshoot and resolve any issues – simply call, live chat, email or leave us a message.

Auto Renewal

We automatically set your domain to renew itself depending on the payment cycle you have selected. You can activate or deactivate this function in your Customer Zone.


Get complete control of your nameservers and point them to a server of your choice.

Domain Privacy

For just R99 per year you can hide your information, relating to your domain, from public search records. You can choose to activate this service when ordering your domain.


Auto Lock

Your intellectual property is of the highest priority to us. gridhost has stringent controls in place to ensure that no one is able to take your domain name once you’ve registered it.

Why Choose gridhost

Top-quality Hardware

We’ve sourced a generous offering to provide commercial-grade hosting at affordable prices.


Safe & Secure

Local hosting at our high-security data centre means backup generators, high uptime and complete peace of mind.

Rapid Activation

We’ll have you online in no time: no forms, no contracts, no setup fees and no faxes – simply sign up online, and pay upfront for extra discounts!

Host Your Website

With gridhost you can get secure, cost-effective web hosting for your website. With instant activation and all-year-round support, your website will be up and running in no time.

Web Hosting Space

We have a range of affordable web hosting packages to suit all your needs. Host your website and emails with us, and enjoy ample disk space, security and other excellent benefits.

Get More Traffic

Let people find you on Google! With a unique domain, you can enjoy more, quality traffic to your website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a domain name?

A domain name is your unique address on the Internet. A catchy, memorable domain name will help people find your website and remember your brand. A domain name is also a great way of branding your personalised email accounts (e.g.

Why do I need a domain?

Registering a domain is the first step in establishing an online identity for you or your business. Having a unique domain name allows you to create a customised website and have professional-looking email addresses.

What makes for a good domain name?

Keep your domain name as short and as memorable as possible, but try to avoid using hyphens. Think of an acronym if you have a long business name, and make sure you also register your full business name to protect your brand. Keeping things as simple as possible will ensure that people will remember you.

How long does it take to transfer my domain name from another web host?

A domain transfer can take place in less than 24 hours. In some cases, and depending on the domain extensions, you might be required to provide an authorisation or EPP key to complete the transfer. You can easily obtain this code from your previous web hosting company.

Do you also transfer my website if I have one?

Because Webafrica does not have access to your previous web hosting company’s servers, we cannot transfer your website. If you do have a website and are unsure of how to do this, all you need to do is ask your previous hosting provider to furnish you with a full backup of your website files and we’ll be happy to assist you in uploading it. Easy as one, two, three!

Can I initiate a transfer on a domain name that does not belong to me?

You can only do this if you have permission from the current domain owner. In most cases, we would always recommend that the owner of the domain name initiate the transfer as any verification emails will always be sent to the registered account holder.

Will my website/email work while a domain transfer is in process?

Yes. If done correctly from your previous hosting company’s side, there should be no downtime at all. In some cases though, propagation (the time it takes for your domain name to tell the world it is now with gridhost) might have intermittent effects on which host a visitor sees when visiting your website. These issues should resolve themselves within 24 to 48 hours – while the propagation process is completed.

Can I add web hosting at a later stage if I only want to transfer my domain name?

Absolutely – you can easily add web hosting at anytime you want. You can either order this from our website or directly from your Customer Zone.