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Important changes to gTLD (.com, .org, .xyz) rules

Posted by sbh-admin on 26 11 2016.

As some of you may be aware, ICANN (the organisation that creates the rules for gTLD domains such as .com, .net, .org etc) has changed some of their rules.

The biggest change you need to know about is that any changes to the first name, last name, organisation, or email address of your .com domains will now initiate a domain transfer process. This process will require both the new registrant and the old registrant to confirm the domain transfer (which will expire after 7 days if not confirmed). Once complete, both the new and old registrant will receive email confirmation letting them know everything has completed. After that, the domain will be locked for 60 days and no further transfers can happen in that time period.

It’s also worth noting that if your domain has 60 days left before its expiry date, you will not be able to transfer it out. Again, these are not rules created by us and we don’t have any influence over them and we cannot bypass them either.

Relevent knowlegebase articles have also been updated to reflect these recent changes.

Please see the link below for more information:


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