NameCheap always allowed expedited transfers away in the past but it seems they have recently removed this option so registrants will now have to wait the full six days for automatic approval of outbound transfers. Here is the support chat regarding this: 17:26 Rep: Regarding a fast release option, unfortunately, this feature is temporarily unavailable. 17:26 Rep: According to the ICANN transfer policy, transfers are automatically approved in 5-7 calendar days after transfer initiation. 17:26 Rep: Your understanding is highly appreciated. 17:26 Me: Is it due to be reinstated anytime soon? 17:27 Rep: I'm afraid I don't have any details to share regarding this. 17:28 Me: OK. Thank you for your assistance. This is definitely a negative for me as my buyers don't like having to wait the maximum time for transfers when needing to switch registrars. 17:29 Rep: I am sorry for the inconveniences it has caused you 17:29 Me: But thank you for the clarification on your policy. I've always been very happy with NameCheap but this is something to bear in mind if using them.