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Contact Updates - New ICANN Policy

ICANN Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy

Effective December 1, 2016, ICANN is revising its Transfer Policy. The following is an overview of key points and how these changes may affect your account at dotFM.

What's changing? Previously called the “Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy”, this ICANN policy only covered transfers between different registrars.

ICANN is replacing this policy with the new “Transfer Policy” which includes the process of changing ownership from registrant to registrant. With the old policy, only inter-registrar transfers triggered the verification and notification process; with the new policy, updates that merely include the registrant’s first name, last name, organization, and email address will now trigger the same verification and notification process.

ICANN Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy

How will this affect my account at dotFM? dotFM will leverage the designated agent policy option to implement this so that it's as painless for you as possible.

As stated in the ICANN Transfer Policy (1.2 “Designated Agent”), it allows an individual or entity that the Prior Registrant or New Registrant explicitly authorizes to approve a Change of Registrant on its behalf.

This means:

dotFM will act as your Designated Agent, to approve any changes.There will be an addition to dotFM's Domain Registrations Terms for this, as follows:You authorize dotFM to act as your “Designated Agent” to approve each “Change of Registrant” on your behalf (both terms are defined in ICANN’s Transfer Policy). Also, we will automatically implement a 60-day domain transfer lock following a “Change of Registrant” per ICANN’s new Transfer Policy.

What can I expect? For security purposes, and as mandated in the policy by ICANN, you should expect that any change made to the registrant's name, organization, or email address will put the domain in a 60-day transfer lock; it will also trigger notification emails that are sent to the old and new registrant notifying them of the change.

ICANN's New Transfer Policy: Designated Agent (DA)

As stated in the ICANN Transfer Policy (1.2 “Designated Agent”), it allows an individual or entity that the Prior Registrant or New Registrant explicitly authorizes to approve a Change of Registrant on its behalf.

You authorize dotFM to act as your “Designated Agent” to approve each “Change of Registrant” (or Material Change) on your behalf (both terms are defined in ICANN’s Transfer Policy). Also, we will automatically implement a 60-day domain transfer lock following a “Change of Registrant” per ICANN’s new Transfer Policy.

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