Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy C
Implementation Project Status
Updated 22 June 2016
- Final implementation published
- New transfer policy goes into effect 1 December 2016
- Board Approval: December 2012
- Announcement of Implementation: September 2015
- Effective Date: 1 December 2016
The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) is a consensus policy adopted in 2004 to provide a straightforward procedure for domain name holders to transfer domain names between registrars. Initial assessments "identified a wide range of issues related to transferring domain names, which resulted in the issues being categorized into subsets. In September 2011, the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council passed a resolution chartering a Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group (WG) to address a set of issues collectively referred to as the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part C.
The Working Group considered the following issues as outlined in the Final Issue Report and made recommendations to the GNSO Council:
- "Change of Control" function, including an investigation of how this function is currently achieved, if there are any applicable models in the country-code name space that can be used as a best practice for the gTLD space, and any associated security concerns.
- Whether provisions on time-limiting Form Of Authorizations (FOA) should be implemented to avoid fraudulent transfers out. For example, if a Gaining Registrar sends and receives an FOA back from a transfer contact, but the name is locked, the registrar may hold the FOA pending adjustment to the domain name status, during which time the registrant or other registration information may have changed.
- Whether the process could be streamlined by a requirement that registries use IANA IDs for registrars rather than proprietary IDs.
- Project Workspace Not Available
- GNSO Policy Development Process: IRTP C