It does seem like a number of questions using the transfer tag really should be using the more specific and commonly used domain-transfer tag. Other questions using the transfer tag that aren't related to domain-transfers includes topics such as:
Tags get created by users just by adding them to questions, so even if we deleted the
transfer tag and replaced it with more specific tags such as
data-transfer, we couldn't prevent users in the future from recreating and using the
transfer tag again.
In the general case of transferring something, it seems the combination of two tags (e.g.,
transfer) might be more suitable than trying to conceive of each
___-transfer tag possible, while trying to prevent users from adding the
transfer tag back again.
domain-transfers tag has already been created and used fairly extensively for a while now, I'm going to sort through the questions tagged with just
transfer that really should be tagged with
domain-transfer and edit them to use the
domain-transfer tag instead.
I'm also going to edit the tag info for the
transfer tag to:
The act of moving data, web-hosting, email, etc...to another location or party. Please add an additional tag to specify what would be transferred (e.g., data, web-hosting, email, etc..). For transferring domains, just use the commonly used domain-transfer tag alone.
I'm also going to add tag info for the
domain-transfer tag, which was missing:
Transferring domains to another registrar, host, DNS provider, or party. Please do not include the transfer tag since that's already implied.
So in summary, since there's an unknown combination of "transfer" tags possible and we can't prevent the
transfer tag from being recreated, the best we can do is to provide better information on how to qualify it with the addition of another tag, and to re-tag questions asking about domains with the commonly used
About 31 questions out of the previous 85 questions tagged with just
transfer were edited to use the
domain-tansfer tag instead. Also, when typing "transfer" in the Tags form, the
domain-transfer tag will appear too.