Improvements to Domain Transfers and Change of Registrant
Wednesday, August 30, 2017As you know, in December 2016 ICANN implemented a new Transfer Policy that included a new change of registrant procedure that all gTLD registrars had to comply with. We have received feedback from many of our customers that this new process is burdensome. In response to these concerns, we spent the last few months reviewing how we can improve our processes while remaining compliant with the Transfer Policy. We’re happy to tell you that we’re in the process of making some final technical improvements and we intend to go live with these on 5th September 2017. Below is some additional information about the Transfer Policy and our planned improvements.
The ICANN Transfer Policy allows the sponsoring registrar to serve as a Designated Agent (DA). The Designated Agent is specifically authorized by the Prior Registrant and New Registrant to make any change on its behalf, through consent that must be obtained from both individually at least once by the sponsoring registrar.