Change Ownership (Registrant Transfer)

The process for changing the owner of a domain (i.e. the RegistrantClosedA Registrant is the individual or organization that holds the right to use a specific domain name.) is initiated via the RegistrantClosedA Registrant is the individual or organization that holds the right to use a specific domain name. Transfer link located here.

There is no charge for this type of transfer, and functionality of the domain can be maintained through the options provided when initiating the transfer.

Registrant Transfer Process

Transfers are always initiated from the Webnames account which will be gaining the domain name.

  1. Confirm the following information for the domain via a WHOIS lookup [Search the WHOIS].
  2. Initiate a Registrant transfer at Webnames.ca. (https://www.webnames.ca/transfer/rant_add_domains.aspx)
  3. Enter the domain name(s) to transfer and click Continue
  4. Once validated, click Continue once again
  5. On the following Services page, select which services to retain on the domain once the transfer completes
  6. An overview of your transfer, any add-ons which were selected, as well as costs will be displayed. Click Next when ready.
  7. Set up an account with Webnames if you do not already have one
  8. Confirm, choose or create a Registrant (owner) for the domain(s) by clicking Select beside the applicable Registrant. If a list of Registrants is not shown, click back to Step 7 above and look for an option on the right for creating a new Registrant.
  9. If gaining and losing Registrants reside in separate Webnames.ca accounts:
    1. A request to authorize the transfer will be sent first to the Gaining Registrant email address, who has up to 5 days to provide an approval.
    2. Subsequent to the Gaining Registrant approval, a request to authorize the transfer will then be sent to the Losing Registrant email address. Approval from the Gaining Registrant must be obtained with ten days of the transfer process being initiated
    3. As part of this authorization request, the Losing Registrant will also be provided with the option to opt out of the domain's 60-day transfer lock.
    4. Once approval from both parties has been received:
      1. The transfer request will automatically be submitted to the respective Registry
      2. The Registrant transfer will complete within a few minutes
      3. The domain(s) will then become active within the respective Webnames.ca account
      4. Both parties will be notified via email that the transfer has completed.
      5. If the 60-day transfer lock was not opted out of by the Losing Registrant, then the Gaining Registrant will be unable to transfer the domain name to another Registrar for a period of 60 days.
  10. If gaining and losing Registrants reside in the Webnames.ca account, or are configured in a Parent-Child configuration:
    1. The transfer request will automatically be submitted to the respective Registry
    2. The Registrant transfer will complete within a few minutes
    3. The domain(s) will then become active within the respective Webnames.ca account.

The status of your transfers can be monitored via Account -> Manage Transfers.

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