The GDPR deadline has necessitated changes in the way Registrars manage the inter-Registrar transfer process. In accordance with ICANN’s Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data, the following changes are made in order to ensure seamless progression of domain name transfers:
There are four important changes you should take note of:
- A revised workflow is being implemented such that no Form of Authorization (FOA) will be sent on behalf of the gaining Registrar.
- The transfer request will be immediately made to the registry once the customer successfully places the order and submits the authorization code.
- There will be no Change of Registrant process required for inbound transfers.
- This revised workflow will be deployed as soon as possible, no later than Thursday, 31st May 2018.