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List of no transfer lock registrars

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by jd854, May 28, 2021

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  1. jd854

    jd854 New Member

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    ICANN clearly allows for (60 day) transfer locks to be removed. Any registrar claiming differently is not familiar with the rules as set out by ICANN.

    Sadly, many registrars do not allow to opt out of a 60 day transfer lock. I am in a situation whereby the ICANN verification email delivery failed, triggering a change of registrant email address so that it could be delivered, which in turn triggered the 60 day transfer lock, which the registrar refuses to lift.

    So other namepros may be duly informed, I propose to build a list of domain registrars who do not impose and/or allow the transfer lock to be lifted on request.

    Let me start the list:
    Dynadot: automatic allowing of transfer
    internet.bs: manual allowing of transfer
     
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  2. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Godaddy... if keep DN contact info the same?
    LoL, like that’ll happen, maybe if low value. Should anyone surprised GD hoops & flames.
     
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  3. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Can be opted-out with most registrars.
    Just method differs: via settings in your account OR by request to their team.
    Some registrars opt-out you by default.
     
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  4. Amit V

    Amit V Established Member

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    Heard also some good about Dynadot from one other NP member and since I had this problem recently, I bought by first domain at Dynadot today. Will also move others to this registrar and see how the experience is.
     
  5. DirkS

    DirkS Dutchman.info VIP

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    To add to the list:
    Namecheap. Automatically.
    Epik if you ask them nicely.
     
  6. Jurgen Wolf

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  7. Grego85

    Grego85 Fire.Horse

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    I recently sold one at Porkbun that was allowed to transfer even though it was only a week old.
     
  8. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    What TLD?
     
  9. Grego85

    Grego85 Fire.Horse

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    .finance
     
  10. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, Donuts doesn't lock their TLDs.
     
  11. Kingslayer

    Kingslayer Top Contributor VIP

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    I recently transferred a domain over to NameSilo, that domain is transfer locked for 60 days, i messaged them to see if this lock can be removed (incase i sold it privately within 2 months) and they made it clear (and i quote) "this lock cannot be removed" but said i would be able to push to another NameSilo account "if sold through their platform".

    I will also add, they did clarify that the domain can also be pushed to another NameSilo account if i sold privately during this 60 days (after i messaged them about that), but this thread is interesting to me that registrars 'can' remove these transfer locks, so why did NameSilo tell me they can't?
     
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  12. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It depends on TLD, the most important factor.
    If transfer is locked by Registry - then internal Registrar's policy doesn't matter at all.
     
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  13. DirkS

    DirkS Dutchman.info VIP

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    You can opt out in your account settings.
     
  14. redemo

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    @Grego85 That's the second nice thing I've heard about Porkbun this week. They also accept crypto payments.
     
  15. DirkS

    DirkS Dutchman.info VIP

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    Yes, but they still lock it once opted out. On my account that is. I have opted out but still have to go through support for each and every transferred domain.
     
  16. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    This opt-out affects only pushes from you to another domainers/buyers and WHOIS changes by you.
    It has no any effect on the domains which were moved to you.

    Overall, there are 2 types of locks:
    1) after registration/transfer (another story);
    2) after change of Registrant (asked by OP).
     
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  17. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I guess, this is just standard lock option (clientTransferProhibited) @namesilo account settings.
    Not "60 days" opt-out.
     
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  18. DirkS

    DirkS Dutchman.info VIP

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    Dunno about that. All I know is that you can opt out and it was enabled automatically for me. My account predates 2016 when the new ICANN regulation came into effect.

    Works for both Transfers and change of registrant (pushed, updates) in my experience.
     
  19. DirkS

    DirkS Dutchman.info VIP

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    It does however as once you transfer a domain the registrant will get updated. The gaining registrar has no way to know the contact info that's used on the losing registrar.

    So basically a transfer equals a change in registrant since '16.

    And yes, new regs are another story.
     
  20. DirkS

    DirkS Dutchman.info VIP

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    Maybe. So basically just about any user using Epic hasn't opted out as I have never received a push or transfer where the domain didn't get locked.

    I really have no clue a to why/how they continue locking domains for no good reason. But I've been discussing that in the Epik thread so no need to go down that route again in this one.

    I never tried updating ownership as the default owner records are correct and would never be in need to be updated.

    I have asked a 100 times to flag my account to get rid of all these locks, I'm ID verified and what not but they continue to lock whatever enters my account.
     
  21. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    It’s archaic done at the ICANN level.
    They are stuck in the past.
    need to make the rule universal, abolish it.

    Might be easier to make a “Worst offenders”
    Network Solutions (Please stop using them)
    Bonus: All transfers away take 5-7 days.
     
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  22. DirkS

    DirkS Dutchman.info VIP

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    Agreed. That's why you see a lot of mention of these locks. Support id still living in the past (pre '16).

    And yes. Netsol transfers take a while, when you're lucky 3 days though but usually 5 days to the minute. Same goes for GD. They randomly seem to need email approval stretching a transfer even beyond 7 days.
     
  23. DirkS

    DirkS Dutchman.info VIP

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    Rereading your post...

    It's not even ICANN who's to blame... It's actually the registrars. ICANN is pretty transparent about it imo.

    They leave a lot of wiggling room to registrars. Registrars decide to oppose restrictions.
     
  24. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Registrars defer to ICANN the “reason” when convenient for them to do so. ICANN needs to take a stand and send a message. I dream — know wont. But Joe Styler once cited the archaic outdated bylines as why, sooo long.
    today, GD lets u if hoops & flame -but it’s start.

    Transfer time to away is higher priority for me.
    Registrars like eNom should be ashamed. — Do they still offer no expedite option if i click “accept” in email? Lol eNom bad class of own

    Dont @ me if cite“safe” -It “safely” kills liquidity.
    Esoteric outdated rules, stuck in past. /rant.

    This topic is near and dear to my heart, Ty OP!
    Get 21st century, Icann; com registry Verisign, trickles to registrars, ICANN-governed, some of which grossly abuse, Icann’s incompetence.
     
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  25. jd854

    jd854 New Member

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    I could not find how to update my original post in order to add names to the list. Herewith the updated overview based on the comments so far. Some redacting took place to make quotes less long in a more comprehensible list.
    Would be nice in the original post to highlight this:
     

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