A ‘registrant transfer’ occurs when one registrant transfers their domain name to another eligible entity. A new (1-5 year) licence will be issued to the new registrant once the transfer is complete and the domain name will be registered in the name of the new registrant with their contact details.

To initiate the registrant transfer process you will need to contact your registrar of record, who will require you to fill out a form asking you to provide details of the transfer and other relevant information. If you don’t know who your registrar is, you can find out by doing a WHOIS search.

In accordance with the Transfers (Change of Registrant) Policy, the registrar must:

  1. receive a completed transfer form containing the text approved by auDA at Schedule A of the policy;
  2. check that the proposed new registrant is an eligible entity; and
  3. obtain confirmation of the request for transfer from the current registrant contact.

Please contact your registrar for further information and assistance.

You cannot transfer a name which has expired or been cancelled or deleted.

When you transfer a name to a new registrant they begin a new licence period.


Fees for registrant transfers

Your registrar may charge a fee for performing a registrant transfer. This fee is set by the registrar and will vary between registrars.

Category: Managing your .au domain name