How to transfer ownership of a domain

Flippa.com provides a platform to enable sellers and buyers to meet, sellers to place Listings for sale; and sellers to conduct auctions, classified or catalog sales. Flippa provides limited advice assistance in the transfer of assets and inclusions within a sale as per a seller's listing.

Summary:

  • If buyer and seller have accounts on the same domain registrar, the seller retrieve's the buyer's account ID and requests a "domain push" within their control panel. 
  • If buyer and seller have accounts on different domain registrars, the buyer should contact their domain registrar, who will then reach out to the seller's registrar. 

Detail:

Transferring domains between owners is a simple process involving the domain registrars of both the buyer and the seller. 

A domain registrar is a company like GoDaddy, Name.com, etc. which holds all the information pertaining to the domain's ownership. 

If buyer and seller have accounts on the same domain registrar, the process is straightforward. The seller simply retrieve's the buyer's account ID and requests a "domain push" within their control panel. 

If buyer and seller have accounts on different domain registrars: 

  • The buyer may initiate the transfer by contacting their domain registrar, who will then reach out to the administrative contact of the site's old registrar. 
  • The seller may facilitate a smooth transfer by unlocking the domain and providing an authorization code or an EPP code.

Please note that to complete the transfer the buyer and new owner of the domain may need to accept the domain into their account.

Each domain registrar may have different processes. For more detailed information, you may contact your domain registrar for the exact process for transferring/ receiving domain ownership. 

Please note that Flippa can only provide limited advice for any asset transfer and the transfer of any other inclusions within a sale and any advice should be followed up and verified as it is purely provided as assistance and not absolute direction. The exact process and nature of transfer is the responsibility of buyer and seller and should be discussed and agreed upon by both parties. 

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