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Today (December 1st, 2016) is the day that ICANN’s new Transfer Policy officially goes into effect. Like all domain registrars, Enom must be in compliance. As a reminder, the new policy has an impact on all gTLD domains. Whenever a material change is made to the registrant’s name, organization, or email address—which could occur while transferring ownership of a domain, or simply updating contact information—a new Change of Registrant process will begin.

Enom will act as a “designated agent” on behalf of the relevant domain registrant(s). Whenever a Change of Registrant process is triggered, we will auto-approve the changes to the contact information, then email the party or parties noting the change. The domain will then be placed in a 60-day transfer lock (unless the previous registrant chooses to opt-out of the waiting period).

Both our retail and reseller customers will be affected by this change. We’ve drawn up a quick checklist for resellers to review to minimize the new Transfer Policy’s impact on their business:

We’ve appreciated your patience and feedback throughout the year as this major change has been implemented. Be sure to check out the FAQs on our landing page if you have any further questions regarding the new Transfer Policy.