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What is Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP)?

Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy

Domain Registrant Policy 

ICANN’s new Transfer Policy (IRTP) is going to take effect. Please read further for more details.

What is Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP)?
  • The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) was developed by ICANN for the safe and straightforward transfer of domain names from one registrar to another.
  • The policy contains information about the method of transferring a domain name, dispute resolution mechanism and the method of undoing the transfer if it was done as a result of an error.
  • Transfer Policy is applicable to all gTLD names and ICANN-accredited registrars, and the amended Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP) is applicable to all gTLD names, ICANN-accredited registrars and registries.
  • These new requirements will take effect and will be enforced by ICANN, beginning on December 1, 2016.

What will change?
  • If Registrant Contact change is made, consent from both the former and new Registrant is mandatory.
  • Registrant Contact change applies to:
  • If the Former Registrant and New Registrant do not confirm the change within 60 days of the request or prior to domain expiration, the change implementation will not proceed.
  • Registrant Contact modification approval link will be valid for 60 days provided the domain has not expired.
  • Once the Registrant Contact change is approved by both the former and new Registrant, contact modification will be completed within 24 hours.

Impact on Processes
Mentioned below are some of the processes that will be directly impacted by this policy change and will be updated to comply with the new policy:
  • Domain Name Transfer
  • Modify Contact Information
  • Contact Modification on Domain Move.
  • Bulk Modification of Contacts (will be deprecated).

Act Immediately
Please make sure your registrant contact information is accurate. If not, please make the necessary changes from your Control Panel.
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