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IMPORTANT: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Announcement
Posted by on 25 November 2016 12:37 PM

Effective 1 December 2016, ICANN’s new Transfer Policy (IRTP) takes effect. Please read further for more details.

What is Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP)?

The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) was developed by ICANN for the safe and straightforward transfer of domain names from one registrar to another.


Why is it important?

New IRTP is dispute resolution mechanism, method of undoing the transfer if it was done as a result of an error.


Who is it applicable to?

All gTLD names, ICANN-accredited registrars and registries.


What will change?


  • If Registrant Contact change is made, consent from both the former and new Registrant is mandatory.
  • Registrant Contact change applies to:

    change in the name

    company or

    email address (of the Registrant)

  •  If the Former Registrant and New Registrant do not confirm the change within 60 days of the request or prior to domain expiration, the change implementation will not proceed.
  • Registrant Contact modification approval link will be valid for 60 days provided the domain has not expired.
  • Once the Registrant Contact change is approved by both the former and new Registrant, contact modification will be completed within 24 hours.

Impact on Processes:

Mentioned below are some of the processes that will be directly impacted by this policy change and will be updated to comply with the new policy:

  • Domain Name Transfer
  • Modify Contact Information
  • Contact Modification on Domain Move.
  • Bulk Modification of Contacts (will be deprecated).


Act Immediately:

Please make sure your registrant contact information is accurate. If not, you can make the necessary changes from your Control Panel.

Trust this helps. We’ll be keeping you updated with all the developments happening at our end on this matter. Feel free to reach out to us for any further queries.