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How to transfer a domain: timing and procedures

The procedure to transfer a domain depends on the extension (TLD) and on the Registrar managing it.

Domains .it
If you want to transfer a domain .it, request the Authorization code (AuthCode / AuthInfo / EPP) to your old provider. Then communicate it to the new hosting provider that will start the transfer procedure. The transfer of a domain .it usually takes 24 hours and ends the night after the beginning of the transfer procedure.
As the transfer is completed you can modify the domain header data at the cost of 9€ + VAT. Both the old and the new header have to sign the dedicated documentation. All individuals and professionals can obscure their personal data on Whois (except name and surname) for all domains. it. The obscuring of data is not allowed for companies.

We remind you that you can transfer a domain .it on the same day of its registration unlike other generic extensions requiring a minimum 60 days period of registration before the transfer. If your provider refuses to process the transfer you can file a compliant to the Register which may also sue the provider.

A domain .it can also be transferred two times in a row with no minimum period of waiting between the operations.

Domains .com, .net, .org

In case of  a domain .com, .net, .org transfer you have to:

  • Unlock your domain 
  • Disable the privacy feature
  • Request the Authorization code to your old provider to process your domain transfer
  • Communicate the Authorization code to the new provider to start the transfer procedure.

You will receive an email notifying the beginning of the procedure. With the same email, you will be provided with a link to stop the procedure if required.

The transfer of a domain .com, .net, org usually takes 7 days. The change of domain header can be processed for free. Both the old and new header must sign the dedicated documentation. The privacy policy can be activated at any time.

Domains .eu
In case of a domain .eu the procedure to follow is the same as that described for domains .it. The change of the domain header can be processed only after the transfer. The obscuring of personal data ma be requested and provides you only with the obscuring of your email address. The transfer of a domain .eu may take several hours.

To transfer your domain click on our domain transfer page.

NB. You can transfer a domain only if it has been registered at least for 60 days (except for domain .it).


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