None really care much about ICANN’s Domain Name Transfer Policy. But there are reasons why suddenly it caught attention. ICANN’s New Domain Name Transfer Policy Will Come in to Action From1st December 2016. We Discussed About the Changes ICANN Has Proposed. On 1st June 2016, (ICANN) Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers made an announcement for upcoming domain name transfer policy changes for all gTLDs (non-country code domains). ICANN is a nonprofit organization which governs IP address space allocation, domain name system management and root server system management.
ICANN’s New Domain Name Transfer Policy
The official copy-paste of the updates to the Transfer Policy include:
- Registrars must deny an inter-registrar transfer request if the registrar imposed a 60-day inter-registrar transfer lock following a Change of Registrant, and the Registered Name Holder did not opt out of the lock.
- The definition of Material Change, as it relates to a Change of Registrant, has been clarified.
- The required information in the notification to the Prior and New Registrant has been modified.
- Registrars must deny an inter-registrar transfer in the event of a URS proceeding that the registrar has been informed of.
Here is the official source :
Out of risk of domain frauds, domain hijacking activities, ICANN has to introduce the changes in Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy. After the new policy being forced, domain name registrants are required to take some additional steps in order to confirm a domain transfer.
- When any change in domain contact information like first name, last name, or email address will be made, both the current registrant and the new registrant must confirm the change. This policy applicable for the same person continuing use the domain.
- Both registrants will receive notification regarding pending changes and they can decline.
- Once the changes are done, the domain name cannot be transferred to a new registrar for 60 days. This 60-day transfer-lock period is opt-out now with both party’s approval.
- If current or new registrant declines the changes or they fail to confirm the change within a time period, then the domain transfer/information changes will be canceled.
Problems With ICANN’s New Domain Name Transfer Policy to the Domain Name Users
The current policy was pending for update since 2007. When the end user is both the old and the new registrant then will be required to approve the change of registrant twice. End users must register domains via standard companies, Go with an ethical registrar, who :
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