Prerequisites for a Successful Domain Transfer
The following requirements should be met before you start your domain transfer:
- Domain must be registered for at least 60 days
Certain domains must be registered under your name for at least 60 days before they can be transferred to a different provider. This is required by a directive from the ICANN registry and is mandatory for all providers. The sixty-day period applies to the following domain extensions:
- - Generic Top-Level-Domains: .com / .net /.org / .biz / .info / .name / etc.
- - New Top-Level Domains: .photo / .web / .online / etc.
- The domain transfer lock must be disabled
For your safety, generic top-level domains (.com, .net, .org., etc.) are protected by a Domain Transfer Lock by default. Before you start the domain transfer, you must disable this domain transfer lock.
- Private registration must be disabled
Private Registration (WHOIS Privacy) prevents your personal data such as your name, address and email address from being published in the WHOIS database. This setting protects the domain owner/registrant from unwanted spam emails, for example. If you are using private registration for your domain, you must disable it before starting a domain transfer.
- Contact details (email addresses) for your domain must be up to date
Correct and current email addresses must be recorded for the domain owner (Reg-C). You can check these using a WHOIS query.
If necessary, you can check and update the contact details for your domain on the Domains > Privacy and Contact Details page. This generally takes about 24 to 48 hours.
- There must not be a DISPUTE record
A .de domain with a DISPUTE record cannot be transferred to a third party. In most cases, a DISPUTE record is valid for one year.
Show Background Information
You can find information about the domain and its owner in the public WHOIS Database.