How to transfer a domain: timing and procedures How to transfer a domain: timing and procedures

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

Registrar List:
Domain.it : Nic Italiano
Domain .com: ICANN
Domain.net : ICANN
Domain .org: ICANN
Domain .eu : EURid

How to transfer a domain .it
If you want to transfer a domain .it you have to ask to your old provider the Authorization code (AuthCode / AuthInfo /EPP) to communicate to the new provider that will startup the transfer procedure. The transfer of a domain .it usually takes 24 hours and will end the night after the beginning of the transfer procedure. After the transfer, it will possible to modify the domain header data for free but both the old header and the new one have to sign the dedicated documentation. In case of a change of header required by the same company the documentation is not necessary. You can obscure the domain header personal data from Whois, except for the Name and Surname. The obscuring of the data does not cause troubles in case of transfer. Domains .it don't have the lock/unlock feature.

How to transfer a domain .com, .net, .org
In case of  a domain .com, .net, .org transfer you have to unlock the domain, unable the privacy feature and ask to your old provider the Authorization code to process your domain transfer. Once you have the code you must communicate it to the new provider that will start up the transfer procedure. The domain header will receive an email containing a validation link to click, to forward the transfer  request. By clicking on the link a page of confirmation will open: the user flags "Accept" and then "Submit".
The transfer of a domain .com, .net, org usually takes 7 days but can be processed even earlier. The change of domain header can be processed with the transfer for free and both the old and new header must sign the dedicated documentation. The privacy policy can be activated at any time.

How to transfer a domain .eu
In case of a domain .eu transfer the procedure to follow is the same we described for a domain .it transfer. The user needs to ask for the Authorization code to his/her old provider and then communicate it to the new one to start up the transfer procedure. The change of the domain header can be processed only after the transfer and paying for a new registration. The obscuring of personal data is provided by default. The transfer of a domain .eu is instant.

If you need to transfer your domain and for more informations click on our Domains Transfer page.

NB. A domain must have been active for at least 60 days before its transfer.
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