What is involved in transferring a domain?

Requirements for transferring a domain name

Per ICANN regulations, we are required to obtain express authorization from the Transfer Contact(s) (listed Registrant or the Administrative Contact) of the domain(s). Hence, a transfer may only proceed if confirmation of the transfer is received.

When a transfer order is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the registrant and administrative contact(s) for the domain(s). (Per ICANN Regulations, transfer verification will NOT be sent to technical, billing or other listed contacts for the domain.) If this confirmation is not received, the transfer will not proceed. Without this confirmation, transfer requests are not sent to the registry and the domain will not be put into “Pending Transfer” status for release by the losing registrar.

In order to transfer a domain between registrars, a domain must meet the following requirements:

  • The domain must be at least 60-days old. Domains that are not yet 60-days old are not transferable between registrars. This is a registry restriction, not a regulation instituted by us or other registrars.
  • A domain must be in “ACTIVE” or “OK” status. If a domain is in “REGISTRAR-LOCK”, “REGISTRAR-HOLD”, “REGISTRY-LOCK”, “REGISTRY-HOLD”, “REDEMPTION PERIOD” or “PENDING DELETE” status, the global registries will not allow registrar transfer. Therefore, you need to contact your current domain registrar to unlock the domain if it is locked or renew it if it has expired.

If above requirements are met, your domains would be transferred to us within 10 days.

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