Want to move to cloudflare domains, do i need to move a day before renewal?

Hi there, I am looking at moving to cloudflare domains. my domain renews at the end of the year. I am not sure if I have to wait till renewal to transfer to cloudflare, or could I transfer, say today? What happens with the remaining months i currently have?

Apart from .uk domains, a domain transfer will add one year to your renewal date (up to a maximum of 10 years) on top of any remaining time so there is no problem to do it sooner, and don’t leave it as late as 1 day as transfers can take 7-10 days.

Make sure you add the domain to Cloudflare before transferring the domain and follow these steps…

Using Cloudflare as a registrar requires the use of Cloudflare nameservers.

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You can if you like as long as othe icann regulations are met,
https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/transfer-policy-2016-06-01-en

When you transfer, a year is added to the expiry date, the remaining months are not lost.

Thank you. is there whois protection as well?

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Yes, do note that it varies based on the regulations of the TLD, .us for example. Some details worth reading here, Whois privacy for .us domain - #2

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Thank you, its a .com domains so i guess that has whois protection?

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Yes, details here,

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