New Domain Transfer Policy as of 12/1/2016
How does the new process work?
The process starts with HIS/OpenSRS submitting a request to modify the owner of a given domain name.
HIS/OpenSRS will then check if the New Registrant has previously accepted Tucows to act as a Designated Agent (DA). If so, HIS/OpenSRS would auto-approve the change for the New Registrant. Otherwise HIS/OpenSRS will send an email to the New Registrant, asking them:
- to approve or decline the Change of Registrant,
- to confirm that their information is correct (as per Registrant Verification), and
- accept Tucows to act as a Designated Agent for all future changes of registrant (optional)
Once the change has been approved by the New Registrant, OpenSRS will check if the Prior Registrant has accepted Tucows to act as a DA. If that is the case, OpenSRS would auto-approve the change for the Prior Registrant. Otherwise, HIS/OpenSRS will send an email to the Prior Registrant, asking them
- to approve or decline the Change of Registrant, and
- opt out of the 60-day registrar transfer lock after a Change of Registrant (optional).
After both approvals have been recorded, HIS/OpenSRS will complete the Change of Registrant and send a final confirmation to both Prior and New Registrant which notifies them about the completed process. In this scenario, the New Registrant will not receive a subsequent email to complete the Registrant Verification process, as this has already been completed with the initial confirmation.Even if the email of Prior and New Registrant is the same, the policy requires OpenSRS to send two separate emails. There is no further response required from registrants at this point of the process.
In case the New or Prior Registrant decline a change, or the request times out after 7 days, the entire process is aborted, and the present owner details will stay in place.