How to Change the Owner of a Domain?


If you register a domain with, you are the 'owner' of this domain, in the sense that this domain will be added to your domain portfolio, and you always have full control over this domain.

Your role then represents that of the "account holder". As of 2016-12-01, this role is also regarded as the "Designated Agent" of a domain (DA).

The responsibilities of a DA are regulated within's Terms & Conditions specifically by sections 5b),g),h) and 14b) and d). The definition of the concept of a DA is additionally defined in addendum 1) in the T&C.


There also is a contact to be published in Whois called 'owner',  which discloses the official identity of the domain owner according to ICANN and/or Registry requirements.

As with all Whois data, you are enabled to set this Whois owner using the domain management


Please note:

  • as of 2016-12-01, the change of a registrant (COR, owner change) of a generic top level domain requires an extended procedure introduced by ICANN:
    •   in general, the prior registrant and the new registrant have to confirm the change
    •   for this, emails will be sent to both, which contain coded links to acknowledge the transaction
    •   the designated agent is also permitted to decide upon this
    •   before the process is started, the initiator also has the option to not apply a 60 day transfer lock after the change of registrant. Otherwise, this lock will be applied by default
    • Resellers should also read about their IRTP-C options
    • the complete policy can be found here
  • You are obliged to enter valid and true address and identity information for Whois data. This is a requirement of all domain registries




In case you want to re-assign a domain to another person (in the sense of moving a domain into another user's portfolio), please visit and chose Domain - Change ownership or permissions.  


In case you are a Reseller, you may also use the standard domain permission administration (My Domains).

You will also find more information about 'roles', 'permissions' and 'assignments' here.


In case you want to claim ownership of a domain for yourself, please also visit the section Domain - Change ownership or permissions.


Tags: grants, IRTP-C, owner change, roles, whois change

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