Here is a Guardlex article that claims that it is to prevent domain hijacking:
Once a hijacking has been discovered, the responses to it tend to vary. The registrar is sometimes able to return the registration to its original state. However, if the domain name was transferred to a different registrar, this can prove to be difficult. This is especially ...
is the domain instantly released the day of the expiration date?
No there is a grace period, then redemption period, pending delete then the domain name is deleted and becomes available for registration again. The process could take up to 75+ days.
The problem is that there is intense 'dropcatching' activity, any domain name that is remotely interesting ...
Expiring Domains Explained
Whenever a domain expires you do not lose your domain straight away, ICAN has policy's in place that gives registers more time to renew their domain once it has expired. ICANN refers to these as a Grace Period and a Redemption Period. There is actually 2 stages until entering the 3rd stage where your domain becomes registerable to ...
Your domain is locked with the current expire unless cancelled or extended. During transfer the expire date remains unchanged. In this case its 2015+1=2016 if you extend after transfer.
Some registers charge transfer fees, some enforce renewals, some don't charge or enforce at all.
Could this be due to DNSSEC?
Yes, but impossible to be sure as you do not give the domain name involved, not even the TLD (rules change about transfers and DNSSEC data depending on the TLD). Debugging DNSSEC-related problems in the DNS is already a complicated task when you have the name of the broken domain, but without it, this becomes an impossible task.
You are not selling a car here. Selling a website is selling immaterial property.
You must first specify what you are actually selling.
Domain. You can sell a domain as a brand. In itself it doesn't contain more than the domain name. Probably it is best to transfer the domain ownership within same registrar and then let the new owner to change registrar by ...
Even without that setting, there are protections against unauthorized domain name transfers. Here are the six steps required to transfer a domain name to a new registrar:
Purchase and request domain transfer at the new registrar
Request authorization code at current registrar.
Authorization code received from current registrar.
Begin the transfer from the ...
Theft Protection should mean registrar-lock. Indeed you should not change this while the transfer is in progress.
Nowadays you need an auth code. It's been like that since 2006 if I remember well, assuming we are talking about .com or another gTLD.
In the past it was easy to steal domain names, all it took was:
an unlocked domain name
owner asleep at the ...
Short answer? Both. Sorta.
Transfer the domain name first. Not for any particular reason except that it may take a while. I have seen these go in just a couple of hours and I have seen these go for a couple of weeks. It all depends on the registrars and whether they have their [redacted] together.
Having the domain transferred does not mean that you cannot ...
Ask for access to the back end of the hosting package via CPANEL/Plesk or any other control panel they use.
Once you know what they use you need to find out how to migrate that data from their host to yours, this is fairly simple but the mail part can be a lot harder depending on what they use and I can't answer that until you know.
All registrars work differently. Some charge transfer and renewal fees, while others may not. This can also vary based on the domain extension (.com, .net, etc.). However, generally your existing expiration time will remain the same or be extended by the new registrar.
Depending on your domain extension, Gandi provides the following information as to ...
You're not done yet.
Log into GoDaddy and look for the Pending Transfer screen find the domain name and click Accept/Decline when this dialog pops up click Accept.
Accept or Decline
Confirm that you're accepting or declining the transfer of these domains to another registrar. Note: Domain transfer times may vary.
One method is to use an escrow service. Consider them a disinterested 3rd party who will hold the money and hold the domain registration. When both parties agree that the sale has been successful, they will hand over the proceeds to you and the domain login to them.
They generally charge a fee for this service.
The same DNSSEC transfer issue has just happened to me. I am far from being a pro network engineer and it took me a while to troubleshoot the problem. Thanks to Patrick's excellent answer, I'm back online and I'd like to document the practical aspects of my encounter here, hopefully to help others and the future me.
The story goes like this. I used to have ...
Besides the fact that there is no real "propagation" in the DNS even if everyone says so (because the flow of changes is not applied top to bottom, but things are fetched from "bottom" recursive nameservers), whatever happens in that area should mostly be orthogonal to the case of using DNSSEC or not.
Changing nameservers (which can happen even without ...
Nominet.uk (the registry behind .co.uk) do not have any explicit terms on transfers of .co.uk domains, unless the domain is "expired" or "suspended" (from 30 days after expiry, lasts for 60 days). Domains in these statuses would need to be renewed prior to them being transferred.
From the .UK Registry-Registrar Agreement 26 May 2020, section B.1.15:
I tried to transfer my domain but the company will not unlock it with out a $60 fee.
Unfortunately, this is the problem and needs to be resolved. Why will the company not unlock it without a fee? There shouldn't be a "fee" to unlock the domain, unless maybe the contact details have recently changed (although I'm not sure that the registrar can do ...
gTLD transfers are governed by ICANN rules. So .COM fails in this case.
The rules are as follows (summarized, start at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/registrars/transfers-en if you want all the details, prepare some time and aspirin):
you (as supposedly the current owner of the domain) need to have the associated authInfo. This should be provided by ...
It seems to me that you are not asking to transfer the domain but rather gain access to the dns records.
Login as the domain owner and select active domains
click on the appropriate domain name
on the lower right side of the screen will be the dns servers.
Click edit DNS servers and make the desired changes.
scroll all the way to the bottom and click ...
If you have hosting with Dreamhost they should provide the IP address. Generally, because it is easier, they would set up their own name servers to resolve your IP address. Sometimes people do want control over DNS so they use name servers other than the default ones provided by the hosting company. This does not hurt so long as you can set your own name ...
.cn domain transfers generally work about the same as transfers of any other domain name. You obtain an authorization code from the old registrar, and have the domain unlocked. Then you provide the authorization code to the new registrar and wait up to 5 days.
There is a restriction that .cn domain names registered with a registrar in China cannot be ...
My experience is a little different. When I transfer a (.com) domain to LCN they offer an option to reject the 60 day lock. The transfer process takes a week and the domain owner is sent an email for confirmation, no response and the domain doesn't move. LCN do make a small charge but state that it includes the next 12 month renewal.
I have a related ...
One way to do this would be create child nameservers (e.g., ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com) pointing to the IP address of your custom server. You usually do this at your domain registrar.
Then create A records for ns1. and ns2. pointing to the same IP address and add that to the hostingcompany1 DNS.
Then, of course, you change your domain.com ...
Back-up everything. Databases, files, important emails. Your domain will have to be unlocked for transfer. It does take a while, and your site will only be down for as long as it takes to transfer DNS as long as your site is mirrored on the new host before transfer. Good luck!
Your old registrar cannot not transfer a domain that has expired. They are just following the rules of the Internet road. You will very likely have to renew with the old company before transferring to the new company.
The good news is that most registrars understand and will transfer your domain without an additional charge knowing the situation. Explain it ...
From Transferring a Domain to Amazon Route 53:
To transfer a domain to Amazon Route 53 from another registrar
Confirm that Amazon Route 53 supports the top-level domain (for example, .com or .org) for the domain name that you want to transfer. For more information, see Domains that You Can Register with Amazon Route 53. If your top-level domain isn't on ...
Assuming the entire site is exactly the same (including folder structure) and you only changed the domain name, here's what you need to do:
Complete the migration, make sure all 301's work properly.
Add and verify the new domain on Google's search console.
Use the change of address tool.
Read more here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83106?hl=...
Premium prices depend per registry. Some registries do indeed lock the price at time of registration and all renewals will be at same price. Other registries make you pay higher for the first registration of the domain, but then renewals are priced like any other domain.
In short, it all depends on the TLD. You should ask your current registrar for ...