New gTLD Domains – Change of Domain Owner

  Domains

Here is some important information to get you started:

  • The change of owner will not bring any further changes to the domain, the operation of the domain itself will not be affected in any way (the same DNS servers will remain, etc.).
  • Changing the owner will not move the domain to another customer account – this may need to be done subsequently (Transfer services between accounts)
  • There will also be no change in the billing data (these can be changed subsequently in the customer data editing if necessary).

Creating a Request for the Change of a Domain’s Owner

  1. Log in to your account in the customer administration (client.wedos.com).
  2. Click on the Domain folder.
  3. Open the detail of the specific domain for which you want to make the change
  4. In the left menu, click on the Change Owner link.
  5. You will see a form in which you have 2 options:
    • A. set up an existing contact – you enter the identifier of the given contact (e.g. if you already have a domain with the new owner with us). You can also select from the list that appears when you select this option.
    • B. create and set up a new contact – if you do not have a contact with us yet or you want a completely new one, you will choose this option. This will be followed by filling in a new contact (i.e. the contact of the new domain owner).
  6. To change the owner, it is also necessary to enter the authorisation password of the domain – first have it sent via e-mail by clicking on the appropriate link (this password will be sent to the e-mail address of the domain owner).
  7. After entering the authorisation password and agreeing to the conditions, just click on the Submit button.

Confirming the Generated Request to Change the Domain Owner

The Original Owner

  1. An email will be sent to the email of the original domain owner with a link to the form to confirm (or reject) the change of owner.
  2. Attention! The request is valid for only 5 days and then expires. If the request has expired, you must recreate it.
  3. The form contains a summary of the changes, including the approval or rejection of the request. The form also includes the option to cancel the domain lock after confirming the change of owner, which we must set to 60 days according to ICANN rules. It can be explicitly cancelled by the domain owner by selecting this option.

The New Owner

  1. Only after the request has been approved by the original domain owner, an email will be sent with a link to the form to confirm (or reject) the change to the new owner.
  2. Attention! The request is valid for only 5 days and then expires. If the request has expired, you must recreate it.
  3. When you open the link from the email, a form will appear that summarizes all the changes and settings.
  4. The new owner can approve the confirmation, which will change the domain owner in the registry within a few minutes, or reject it, thus canceling the request.
  5. Finally, the original and new domain owners will receive an informative email confirming the change.

As part of the confirmation form, the new owner also automatically verifies themselves if the data of the new domain owner has not yet been verified. Why this is the case is described in the New gTLD Domains – Verification of the Domain Owner article.

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