How ICANN’S new transfer policy will affect domain transfers

If you or your customers plan to transfer a domain name in the near future, read on to find out about new policy changes that may impact your transfer process.

Through this blog we hope to cover the following points,

  • What the IRTP is
  • How this impacts you
  • What aalpha net solution (ANS) is doing to aid you in this process
  • FAQ’s

What is the IRTP?

‘The Inter Registrar Transfer Policy’ is a new transfer policy by ICANN that affects all ICANN-accredited registrars and takes effect from the 1st of December 2016.

In our email dated November 3rd, we outlined the new process that would apply to any domain registrant who changes or modifies contact information post the 1st of December, 2016.

How the IRTP affects you?

ICANN has revised its IRTP to curb domain hijacking and fraudulent transfer of gTLDs. An IRTP action is triggered when you or your customers make any material change to the registrant’s name address or organisation – while transferring ownership of a domain name or merely updating contact information.

Since these policy changes will impact you and your customers, you need to complete additional steps in order to confirm a transfer to another party.

Electing the privacy protect feature on your domain name will also trigger a change and affect you and your customers as per the revised IRTP policy.

Note: We have also updated our Registration Registrant Agreement.


We hope this was helpful and if you have any further questions please feel free to get in touch with us.