Dear Valued Clients,

ICANN has implemented a new Transfer Policy which affects all ICANN-accredited registrars. The Transfer Policy takes effect from 1 December 2016.

Here are some of the key aspects that are part of the new Transfer Policy :

Inter-Registrar Transfers

- A Form of Authorization, or FOA, is the email that is sent to the registered name holder when a domain transfer is initiated to approve the request. The FOA will now expire after 60 days if the transfer is not completed.

- The FOA is void if the domain name expires before approval.

Inter-Registrant Transfers (WHOIS update/change)

- If a material change is made, we must collect consent from both the Prior Registrant and the New Registrant, prior to making the requested change, even if you represent both parties. A "material change" is a change in the name, company or email address listed for the registrant contact.

- If the Prior Registrant and New Registrant do not confirm the change within 60 days of the request, the change implementation will not proceed.

- Once both Prior and New Registrant parties agree to the requested contact changes, the information will be updated 1 day after.For more information about this change, you can refer to the official announcement from the ICANN website:

We strongly recommend that you keep your WHOIS information up to date and ensure access to the registrant and administrative email is always secure and accessible. If there is a change in your information, such as email address, it is imperative the change be updated in Whois.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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