60-Day Lock After Change of Registrant

Due to ICANN policies that went into effect December 1st, 2016, making changes the registrant contact will lock the domain for 60 days. During that period, it will not be possible to transfer the domain to another registrar.

After 1 December 2016, registrars must impose a lock that will prevent any transfer to another registrar for sixty (60) days following a change to a registrant’s information. Registrars may (but are not required to) allow registrants to opt out of the 60-day lock prior to the change of registrant request.

To transfer a domain name to another registrar and change the registrant’s information, registrants may:

  • Request the transfer to another registrar before changing the registrant’s information (to avoid the 60-day lock); or
  • Have the prior registrant opt-out the 60-day lock (if this option is offered by the registrar) before making any change to registrant information.

Because policies may vary by registrar, please review a registrar’s policy before making a change to registrant information or transferring to another registrar.

At the time being, we don’t support the ability to opt-out the 60-day lock, therefore we highly recommend that if you plan on transfering your domain you should make sure to wait until it is transferred to update the contact information.