Ownership change to global domains

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Ownership change to global domains

On 1/12/2016 a new regulation came into force on behalf of ICANN, the authority that manages domain names worldwide. The regulation determines that a domain registrar is required to get approval from both the old and new domain owner in order to request a change of ownership for the domain.

The regulation affects domain names with global suffixes (COM, NET, ORG, incoming new extensions, etc).

Therefore, changing a domain owner, name, company name, or email address requires that the change request be verified before it can be processed.

A request to change a domain owner’s details will be similar to a domain ownership change request for the IL extension, meaning that the current domain owner’s signature on the change of ownership form will need to be signed, along with an ID document, as well as confirmation from the new domain owner.

Handling fees will be charged for an ownership change – an amount similar to those collected for the ownership change in the IL suffix.
Unlike ownership change in the IL suffix, changing ownership for global extensions does not require re-registration, only domain owner approval.

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