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Change of registrar for gTLDs

GoDomains can arrange to move most gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) domain names from their current registrar to our preferred ICANN accredited registrar.

Requirements to change registrar

The main requirement to initiate a registrar transfer is to have access to the current administrative contact or "owner" email address listed against the gTLD domain. When we initiate a registrar transfer at your request, an email will be sent to the current email contact. This person will need to be able to access this email message and reply to confirm that the registrar transfer is legitimate and authorised.

It is also possible that your domain is currently in REGISTRAR-LOCK status with the current registrant, which will mean it is not possible to transfer the domain. You'll need to get your current registrar to remove the lock, if one is present. (We will notify you if this is a problem for your domain.)

The change of registrar takes around 7 days assuming the email is replied to in a timely way.

To initiate a transfer, we require payment of a minimum of one year's license fee (renewal) which will be applied to your domain once the transfer is successful. The general charge for this is AUD$55.00 for a one year renewal/transfer. Cheaper per-annum rates are available for longer terms - $88.00 for 2 years, and $33.00 per annum thereafter (up to a maximum of 10 years into the future).

Once ownership has changed

Once the domain registration has been transferred to us as registrar, we will assign a Domain Password specific to this domain to allow you to securely manage any future updates to your domain. This includes services such as re-delegation (changing hosting providers) as well as contact detail management (i.e. ensuring your postal address, phone/fax details and so on are kept current).

All domains moved to GoDomains will also benefit from our renewal service, where we will notify you approximately two months prior to the expiry of your gTLD domain expiry date and advise you of the then current renewal conditions, with renewal notices sent by both email and postal mail.


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