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Domai Name Transfers
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We also get asked about transferring domain names from one registrar to another, so we have complied this notes to help you.

FREE! 1 Year Extension Included.

We will add one year to the current expiry date of your domain name for no additional cost. For example, if your domain expires on 5th Nov 2006 and you place a Transfer request on 17th Sept 2006 then after the transfer is complete, the new expiry date of your domain name will be 5th Nov 2007 i.e. you will not lose anytime even if you choose to transfer months before your domains expiry date.

All Transfers are Seamless.

Your domain name's name servers are not altered anytime during the transfer process, hence your domain will not face ANY downtime during this process.

Once the transfer order is placed, the administrative contact of each domain name for which you have placed a transfer request will receive an email, which asks for confirmation of such transfer. You would need to click on a link inside each of these emails for the transfer request to be sent to the registry. The losing registrar in almost all cases will send you emails asking for confirmation per domain name - you can typically choose to ignore these emails.

IMPORTANT:

If your domain expired with your old Registrar, and you renewed it with them, then do not Transfer it within 45 days of the previous expiry date since it will not add 1 more year to your domain name, and you will lose out on the Renewal fees paid to the older Registrar.

ICANN & Registry regulations prohibit the transfer of domain names that have been registered or previously transferred within the last 60 Days. Please wait for 60 days from the date of registration or previous transfer before applying for a transfer of such domain names.

Check if your Domain Name can be Transferred

There are various cases where a Domain Name MAY NOT be Transferable to another Registrar. This could happen in the following circumstances:

Domain Name is less than 60 days Old

If the Domain Name you are trying to Transfer is less than 60 days old, the request will get rejected by the Registry itself. Domain Names less than 60 days old are not allowed to be Transferred to any other Registrar as per ICANN Guidelines.

Domain Name has been Transferred less than 60 days ago

A Domain Name cannot be Transferred to another Registrar within 60 days of a previous Transfer. For example, a Domain Name cannot be Transferred from Registrar B to Registrar C, if it has been Transferred to Registrar B from Registrar A within the last 60 days. An exception to this rule is the Transfer back to the previous Registrar in cases where both Registrars so agree and/or where a decision in the dispute resolution process so directs.

You have Locked your Domain Name

If you have Locked your Domain Name from the Control Panel provided by the current Registrar, then a Transfer Request for that Domain Name will not be allowed. You will first have to unlock the Domain Name from the Control Panel and then proceed with a Transfer Request.

Your Registrar has applied a Lock or Hold on your Domain Name

If the current Registrar has applied a Lock or Hold on the Domain Name due to some pending issue, you would be advised to get in touch with their (current Registrar's) Support Team to resolve this issue, before applying for a Transfer.

If the Domain Name is in the Redemption Grace Period or in the Pending Delete status, the Domain Name can not be Transferred.

Third level .ME domain names cannot be Transferred since Registrar Me-Net is the only Registrar through which Third level .ME domain names can be registered/managed. However, no such restriction applies to Second level .ME domain names.

IMPORTANT

.EU Domain Name

If you are trying to Transfer a .EU Domain Name, only condition (e) will be applicable. This is because the .EU Registry does not support any Lock/Suspension feature. There is also no 60day Registration/Transfer Lock.

UK Domain Name

A .UK Domain Name can be Renewed upto 97 days after its Expiry, post which the Domain Name would be automatically Deleted by the .UK Registry. There is no restriction on Transferring a .UK Domain Name during this period. However, you need to ensure that there is sufficient time prior to Deletion, so that the Domain Name can be Renewed with the new Registrar once the Transfer process gets completed successfully. This is because Transfer of a .UK Domain Name does not include one year Renewal.

Apart from this, none of conditions listed above apply to the Transfer of a . UK Domain Name. This is because the .UK Registry does not support any Lock/Suspension/60 day Registration or Transfer Lock and there is no concept of a Redemption Grace Period in case of a .UK Domain Name.

.WS Domain Name

The .WS Registry does not support Transfer of Domain Names between Registrars. Hence, a .WS Domain Name cannot be Transferred under any circumstance.
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