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Topic # 225611 26-Nov-2017 18:57
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I have a client who registered a .com domain via Domainz about a month ago. They are wanting to transfer it away, but I have read that some registrars have a 60 day period after registered the domain, before they will allow it to be transferred. I have contacted Domainz last week, but haven't hear back from them, and they have nothing that I can see on this topic in their help section. Does anyone know what the rules are with this?

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  Reply # 1908118 26-Nov-2017 19:27
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That's an ICANN restriction, not something Domainz have put in place.  Any domain that is registered or updated within 60 days can not be transferred.


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  Reply # 1908228 27-Nov-2017 07:59
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When you read the fine print, its actually up to the registrar if they want to allow transfer or not but most are lazy and say no. 

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  Reply # 1908278 27-Nov-2017 09:44
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The fine print applies to domain update tasks.  Commonly, a registrar will put the client transfer lock on when any contact details are updated on the domain - This doesn't need to have the 60 day restriction put in place.  Change of Registrant policy has been recently updated to allow the 60day limit to be removed, I believe.


However, a new registration is still subject to it I would have thought.  



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  Reply # 1908329 27-Nov-2017 10:44
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What's the reasoning behind the 60 day restriction? To stop hijacking or something?

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  Reply # 1908337 27-Nov-2017 10:53
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What's the reasoning behind the 60 day restriction? To stop hijacking or something?



The registrar can confirm payment in that time period and it allows a registrant time to lodge a complaint for policy breach.

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