How to transfer a website?
The steps are as follows :-..
Before any of these steps begin, we recommend that the buyer should deposit the negotiated amount of sale to Actinium as a third party and after the website is transferred the amount can be transferred to the seller after getting permission from both the parties.
1. Seller to transfer the domain/ Buyer to accept the domain
2. Buyer to sign up for a hosting account/ seller to provide access to their hosting account
3.Seller to provide access to all connected third-party services and accounts
4.Seller to send to the buyer any files related to the website
Transferring a website to a new owner/ receiving a website from a current owner is straight forward process with a few steps.
Seller to transfer the domain/ Buyer to accept the domain
The first step is to transfer the domain, please see this guide: How to transfer ownership of a domain
Buyer to sign up for a hosting account/ seller to provide access to their hosting account.
After the domain has been transferred, the buyer will need to find a suitable hosting provider for the website.
As a seller, transferring a website is the most straightforward. Simply provide the new owner with access to your hosting account. Make sure that any confidential information is removed before doing so - or obtain the buyer's details and change the account’s contact information to match the new owner.
Seller to provide access to all connected third-party services and accounts.
A website often has additional third-party services such as Google Analytics that will also need to be transferred to the new owner. With respect to Google Analytics, since it is linked to your Google account and therefore other services that you will want to continue to use, it would be better for the buyer to setup a Google Analytics account and the website transferred to that.
Seller to send to the buyer any files related to the website.
The last thing that should be considered are any files that are associated with the website. This can include logos, icons and other images or media.
The above should cover almost everything involved in transferring a website to a new owner.
Many companies offer website transfer services. If you have any concerns about the process this may be a better option that trying to do it yourself as their site migration team will take care of the entire website transfer process for you.
Please note that Actinium is providing these guidelines as only limited advice and not absolute direction. The parties should verify and get their own legal and professional advice in relation to the transfer process. The exact process and nature of transfer is the responsibility of buyer and seller and should be discussed and agreed upon by both parties.