Confirming if a Domain Name can be Transferred

There are various cases where a domain name may not be transferable to another Registrar. This could happen in the following circumstances:

  1. Domain name is less than 60 days old: If the domain name you are trying to Transfer was registered less than 60 days ago, the request will get rejected by the Registry itself.

  2. Domain name has been Transferred less than 60 days ago: A domain name can not be transferred to another Registrar within 60 days of a previous Transfer.


    A domain name can not be transferred from Registrar B to Registrar C, if it has been transferred to Registrar B from Registrar A within the last 60 days.



    An exception to this rule is, the Transfer back to the previous Registrar in cases where both Registrars so agree and/or where a decision in the dispute resolution process so directs.

  3. Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension has been applied on your domain name: If Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension has been applied on your domain name at the Current Registrar, then a Transfer for that domain name to another Registrar will not be allowed. You will first have to disable Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension for the domain name and then proceed with a Transfer.

    Disabling Theft Protection / Lock / Suspension 

  4. Privacy Protection has been enabled on your domain name: If you have enabled Privacy Protection for your domain name, then you need to disable it, before trying to transfer it.

    Disabling Privacy Protection 

  5. Domain name is in the Redemption Grace Period or in the Pending Delete status: If the domain name is in either of these statuses, it can not be transferred.

Domain Name Extension Specific Conditions 

  • Only .CO, .COM.CO, .NET.CO, .NOM.CO domain names can be transferred.

  • If you Transfer Away your .DE domain name to another Registrar, you will lose the benefit of the remaining term of your .DE domain name.


    If you have registered on January 11, 2011, then the Expiry Date of is January 27, 2012. If however, you choose to Transfer Away this domain name on September 1, 2011 to another Registrar, then you will not receive refund for the remaining term ie. from September 1, 2011 to January 27, 2012.

  • If you are transferring your .DE domain name to ME-net, you have to ensure that Name Servers are visible in the Whois of your domain name, prior to transferring your domain name to us.

    Your .DE domain name Transfer will fail if there are no Name Servers displayed in your domain name's Whois.

    Additional Information

    .DE Whois Server

  • Third Level .ME domain names can not be transferred since Registrar Me-Net See details is the only Registrar through which Third Level .ME domain names can be registered/managed. However, no such restriction applies to Second Level .ME domain names.