It is very important to chose a validator that you trust and respect. Sometimes the validator you have selected may begin to perform poorly affecting your rewards, or they change their configurations (ex: increase commissions). You may also find that you would rather support another validator that supports the ecosystem in a way that better suits your vision.
One epoch in Near lasts ≈ 12 hours
In order to re-delegate Near (NEAR) you will first have to undelegate your active stake. The NEAR network enforces a 3 epoch (≈ 36h) cooling period for your NEAR to undelegate. In that period, you will not be earning interest on your NEAR and will not be able to withdraw them.
Once undelegated you will be able to delegate to a new validator. You will have to wait for the start of the next epoch for it to activate and generate rewards. After activation, you will receive rewards at the end of every epoch.
In order to avoid these waiting periods where you will not earn rewards, it's important to select a trustworthy validator from the start. Please take a moment to read about why we think you should stake with P2P Validator!
For more information on staking Near (NEAR) with P2P Validator and our special offer for large NEAR delegations, visit https://p2p.org/near.
For additional staking support, visit the P2P Near support centre.
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