ICANN rules for Domain Transfer Rejections.

By | July 13, 2009

ICANN rules for Domain Transfer Rejections.

A transfer may be rejected for the following reasons only:

  • Evidence of fraud
  • UDRP – Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Action.
  • Court order by a court of competent jurisdiction
  • Reasonable dispute over the identity of the Registrant or Administrative contact
  • No payment for a previous registration period (including credit card charge-backs) if the domain name is past its expiration date or for previous or current registration periods if the domain name has not yet expired.
  • In all such cases, however, the domain name must be put into “Registrar Hold” status by the registrar prior to the denial of transfer
  • Express written objection to the transfer from the Administrative contact – email, fax, paper document.
  • The domain name is in Registrar Lock status.
  • The domain name is in the first 60 days of an initial registration period

Domain Transfer May Not Be Denied for any of the Following Reasons:

* Nonpayment for a pending or future registration period
* No response from the registrant or administrative contact
* Domain name in Registrar unlock status
* Domain name Older than 60 days of registration