Domain Names

HOW TO CHANGE THE DOMAIN REGISTRANT/OWNER

Please note that the following applies if you have sold your company or changed your company name. You do not need to change your domain ownership for any other reason.

Global Domain Names

There is no charge to change the registrant of .com, .net, .org, .info or .biz domain names.

Simply log in to the domain name management and you can update the registrant details from there.

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Australian Domain Names

You can update the details of a domain name from our domain name management section. However, you cannot change the company name or ownership from the domain section.

To change the company name or ownership, a Transfer of Legal Ownership needs to be completed which costs $150 and resets the license. This effectively means your 2 year .au registration period starts from the day it is reset, and any previous registration period will be lost.

To change a .au domain’s legal owner, please click on the link below to order this service and get the process under way.

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CONDITIONS OF .AU DOMAIN TRANSFERS

Conditions under which the licence (ownership) of a .au domain can be transferred.

  • The Registrant sells part or all of their business operations or assets to the proposed new Registrant, and the Deed of Sale includes the transfer of the domain name licence.
  • The Registrant assigns part or all of their intellectual property rights to the proposed new Registrant, and the Deed of Assignment includes the transfer of the domain name licence.
  • Where the Registrant is a legal entity, the Registrant is liquidated or enters into administration and the liquidator or administrator authorises the transfer of the domain name licence to the proposed new Registrant
  • The Registrant and the proposed new Registrant are legal entities belonging to the same group of related entities, eg. where a parent company transfers its domain name licence to a subsidiary.
  • The Registrant is holding the domain name licence in their capacity as an agent of the proposed new Registrant, and at the time of registration the Registrant had entered into an agreement to transfer the domain name licence to the proposed new Registrant at a future date, eg. where a web designer, ISP, lawyer, accountant or other service provider registers a domain name on behalf of a client.
  • Where the Registrant is an individual, the Registrant dies or becomes insane and the executor or power of attorney authorises the transfer of the domain name licence to the proposed new Registrant.
  • A competent arbitrator, tribunal, court or legislative body orders the Registrant to transfer their domain name licence to the proposed new Registrant, eg. in the case of a proceeding under the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP).
  • The Registrant has entered into an agreement to transfer their domain name licence to the proposed new Registrant in settlement of a dispute between the parties, and the Deed of Settlement includes the transfer of the domain name licence, eg. where a trade mark infringement dispute is settled out of court.
  • AND if the proposed new Registrant is eligible for the domain under auDA policy.

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