We do charge our clients to transfer a domain to another registrar a $10 administration fee.Â If you choose to work with a different registrar and need to transfer your domain registration away from Hosting Chilli, you will need to update domain status to OK, removing the clientTransferProhibited status (formerly registrar-lock) (.com, .net, .tv, .cc, .org, .in) from your domain name and verify that the whois information for the registrant AND administrative contacts is current, including valid email address(es).
Transferring your domain to another registrar isÂ different from changing your nameservers, or "transferring your domain to your hosting company."Â Please see DNS and NameserversÂ section for assistance with updating your DNS records.
NOTE: Removal of registrar lock does not initiate transfer of a domain; it only updates the domain status to â€œACTIVEâ€, thus enabling registrar transfer.
You can check domain status http://registrar.verisign-grs.com/whois/Â and conducting a 'whois' search for the domain(s).
If the domain is an "EPP domain"(.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, .cn, .com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn, .cn, .tw, .jpÂ and .in) thereÂ may not be a registrar lock, but you will need theÂ EPP/authorisation key.Â Contact us to obtain such information.
Transfer restrictions and additional information
- AÂ domain name must be at least 60 days old before the registries will allow it to be transferred between registrars. Once the lock is removed and the name is past the 60 day registry restriction, the domain will be active and fully transferable to your new registrar.
If a domain is transferred between registrars, no transfer of the domain is allowed for 60-days from the date the transfer was complete. This is a restriction implemented due to ICANN's Transfer Policy and can only be bypassed or overridden in case of transfer dispute or legal proceedings.
For more information regarding the approval and rejection of domain transfers and registrar responsibilities, please refer to ICANN's Transfer Policy at http://www.icann.org/transfers/policy-12jul04.htm.
Due to a registry restriction (notÂ us or any other registrar, but the global registry), if a domain is renewed and then transferred to another registrar within the first 45 days of renewal, the domain will not have an additional year added to the expiration date.
If you are transferring an EPP domain, (.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, .cn, .com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn, .cn, .tw, .jpÂ and .in) an EPP/authorisation key is required and can be obtained from us.