Confirming if a Domain Name can be Transferred

There are various cases where a domain name may not be transferable to another Registrar. This could happen in the following circumstances:

  1. Domain name is less than 60 days old: If the domain name you are trying to Transfer was registered less than 60 days ago, the request will get rejected by the Registry itself.

  2. Domain name has been Transferred less than 60 days ago: A domain name can not be transferred to another Registrar within 60 days of a previous Transfer.

    Example:

    A domain name can not be transferred from Registrar B to Registrar C, if it has been transferred to Registrar B from Registrar A within the last 60 days.

    Exception 
    Note

    An exception to this rule is, the Transfer back to the previous Registrar in cases where both Registrars so agree and/or where a decision in the dispute resolution process so directs.

  3. Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension has been applied on your domain name: If Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension has been applied on your domain name at the Current Registrar, then a Transfer for that domain name to another Registrar will not be allowed. You will first have to disable Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension for the domain name and then proceed with a Transfer.

    Disabling Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension 
  4. Privacy Protection has been enabled on your domain name: If you have enabled Privacy Protection for your domain name, then you need to disable it, before trying to transfer it.

    Disabling Privacy Protection 
  5. Domain name is in the Redemption Grace Period or in the Pending Delete status: If the domain name is in either of these statuses, it can not be transferred.

Domain Name Extension Specific Conditions 
Note
  • A .CN domain name can not be transferred if there are less than 15 days to its Expiry. Moreover, the 2nd condition (mentioned above) will not be applicable for a .CN domain name.

  • If you are trying to Transfer a .EU domain name, none of the conditions mentioned above will be applicable. This is because the .EU Registry does not support any Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension / Privacy Protection feature. There is also no 60 day Registration/Transfer Lock.

    Moreover, you may also Transfer a .EU domain name which is in the Redemption Grace Period.

  • Third Level .ME domain names can not be transferred since Registrar Me-Net 1 is the only Registrar through which Third Level .ME domain names can be registered/managed. However, no such restriction applies to Second Level .ME domain names.

  • Only the fifth condition mentioned above will be applicable for the Transfer of a .NL domain name. This is because the .NL Registry does not support any Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension / Privacy Protection feature. There is also no 60 day Registration/Transfer Lock.

  • The first two conditions mentioned above will not be applicable for the Transfer of a .SX domain name. This is because the .SX Registry does not support 60 day Registration/Transfer Lock.