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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ICANN resolves transfer problems on OnlineNIC

Acting in compliance with the recent Court orders permitting transfers to resume on the OnlineNIC, the global coordinating agency for the Internet, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has resolved the transfer issues.

ICANN in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online said it was not unaware of the fact that customers of registrar OnlineNIC, had problems with previous transfer requests but they should now be able to transfer their domains to a different registrar if they wish.

“ICANN is aware that some customers of OnlineNIC have been prevented from completing requested transfers and we have been working with the relevant parties in an effort to resolve complaints,” official said.

OnlineNIC, Inc. had interpreted a court order to mean that OnlineNIC was prohibited from allowing any domain names registered under its accreditation to be transferred to a different registrar.

Two new court orders issued on May 13, 2009 provided for a receiver to act in a limited capacity in order to facilitate the transfer process.

With the latest court order, any registrant that experienced difficulty recently with transferring domain names from OnlineNIC to another registrar should now be able to complete the transfer by contacting their preferred registrar.

“Once the transfer request is initiated, it is expected that OnlineNIC and its receiver will follow the procedure spelled out by the court to permit legitimate transfers to be processed within a few days of the request,” ICANN official said.

While transfers should be possible now, ICANN is not suggesting that registrants request transfers if they are satisfied with the service and functionality available through OnlineNIC.

ICANN will continue to monitor the situation, advising that in the case of a customer buying a name through one registrar, and wanted to switch to a different registrar, ICANN said that it is possible to conduct such transfer through the due process based on its Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy.

“All ICANN-accredited registrars, provides that registered name holders must be able to transfer their domain name registrations between registrars. You must wait 60 days after the initial registration or any previous transfers to initiate a transfer,” official said.

ICANN further advised that if customers wish to move their domain name, they may initiate the transfer process by contacting the registrar to which they wish to transfer the name to.

“This registrar is required to confirm your intent to transfer your domain name using the Initial Authorization for Registrar Transfer form. If you do not respond or return the form to the registrar, your transfer request will not be processed,” ICANN said.

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