Frequently asked questions about the transfer
What is a transfer?
Transfer is a procedure for transferring domain maintenance between registrars. The transfer procedure is similar to transferring a mobile phone number between operators: you keep the same number, but you pay for service to the new registrar. For gTLD domains, the transfer can be performed no more than once every 60 days, during each new transfer, the registration period is extended by one year.
Is the transfer chargeable?
Transfer is a paid procedure for almost all domains. Upon transfer, the domain registration period is extended by 1 year from the previous expiration date.
Can the transfer take place without automatically extending the registration period?
No. In any case, the transfer is accompanied by an extension. There are cases when the old registrar makes an extension during the ARGP period and immediately after that the transfer begins. If the previous registrar does not confirm the renewal in ARGP, the domain is renewed only once (during the transfer). In this case, after the transfer is completed, you should contact the previous registrar to return the payment for renewing the domain registration
How long does the transfer take?
Usually the transfer takes 5 calendar days. If you want to speed up the process, contact the registrar through which the transfer takes place.
What is required to start the transfer?
In order to apply for a transfer, you need to get a secret domain code (AUTH-code) from the former registrar and ask him to remove the transfer restrictions. The received AUTH-code can be set in the next step, after entering the domain on this page. After filling out the application, the system will automatically offer to pay for the transfer. As soon as the payment is received, the transfer will be started.
Is it possible to change the NS or renew the domain while the transfer is in progress?
After the start of the transfer, the domain acquires the pendingTransfer status. While this status is valid, any actions with the domain are not possible (including NS change, extension, deletion, status change).
What are the transfer restrictions?
To carry out a domain transfer, it must meet the following criteria: at least 60 days must have passed since the registration of the previous transfer; the domain registration period has not yet expired; the domain has no transfer restrictions - clientTransferProhibited.
Losing registrar requests registrar ID of Ukrnames
For .UA domains, our registrar ID is: ua.ukrnames, for gTLD and newGTLD domains - IANA ID 1436, for .УКР domains - ukrnames.