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Inter-Registrar Transfer Information

Transferring your domain name to a new registrar

If you wish to transfer your domain name from one ICANN-accredited registrar to another, you may initiate the transfer process by contacting the registrar to which you wish to transfer the name. This registrar is required to confirm your intent to transfer your domain name using Initial Authorization for Registrar Transfer. If you do not respond or return Initial Authorization for Registrar Transfer, your transfer request will not be processed.

Your current registrar may also choose to confirm your intent to transfer using Confirmation of Registrar Transfer Request.

Please note that you may not transfer your domain name to a new registrar within the first 60 days after initial registration, or the first 60 days after a transfer.

Transfer Disputes

Disputes between registrars over alleged violations of the transfer policy may be initiated by any ICANN-accredited registrar.

If you believe that your domain name was transferred to a new registrar without your authorization or consent, please contact the original registrar.

If you believe that your transfer request was inappropriately denied by your registrar, please contact the registrar to whom you wish to transfer for assistance.

Please note that there is a limited list of valid reasons when a registrar may legitimately deny a transfer request. See the text of the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy for more details.

Forms used for Transfers

Initial Authorization for Registrar Transfer – This form must be used by the registrar to which you wish to transfer for the purpose of verifying your authorization of the transfer as the registered name holder.

Confirmation of Registrar Transfer Request – This form may be used by your current registrar to verify your intent to transfer your domain name to a new registrar.

Transfer FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions are available for <domain name holders> and <registrars>. If you have questions about the transfer policy, please contact your registrar or you may file a complaint with ICANN by going to http://reports.internic.net/cgi/registrars/problem-report.cgi.

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