What is a registrar
A registrar transfer is the act of moving
a domain name from one domain registrar
to another. For example, you might move
your domain name from your current registrar
to Asia Pacific IT to take advantage of
our stability, free web page or customer
support. Transferring registrars will
not affect your e-mail or existing web
site in any way.
What is a domain
A domain name registrar is the organization
or company responsible for providing domain
name registration services to the public.
A domain name registrar is either authorized
by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers, an organization
dedicated to Internet governance) to provide
registration services for the .com, .net
and .org global top-level domain names,
or is authorized by its respective government
to register domain names within a specific
ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain name
extension). CIRA provides this function
in Canada. A registrar must also be authorized
by the registry of a Top Level Domain
to act as an agent of the registry to
process domain name registrations, where
the agent is not a reseller. The registrar
is also responsible for creating and maintaining
a WHOIS database for its customers.
What are the benefits
of transferring my domain(s) to Asia Pacific
Here are some of the benefits you can
enjoy by switching to Asia Pacific IT:
- Free one-page web site
- Unlimited e-mail forwarding
- Domain forwarding
- Customizable DNS zone manager allows
you to create CNAMES, A records, MX
entries, and more,for your domains.
- 24/7 toll-free customer support
- Additional year, added to your current
registration term (total term not to
exceed 10 years) upon transfer
- Real-time domain manager allows you
to easily manage your domain names online
- Access to the latest top level domains,
from .com to .biz
- Knowledge that you are with an authorized,
ICANN-accredited domain registrar
How do I transfer
my domain name to Asia Pacific IT?
All you need is a valid credit card and
approval from the administrative contact
for the domain name (on file with the
current registrar). Use our automatic
transfer form to submit your transfer
What happens after
I've submitted my request?
Once we have received your transfer request,
an e-mail is sent to the administrative
contact to authorize the transfer request.
In the interest of security, each authorization
request is completed by logging into a
secure web page using a unique order number
If you do not have access to the administrative
e-mail address, be sure to change the
e-mail contact before initiating a transfer
request. The transfer MUST be authorized
by the administrative contact.
The next steps
- Once the request has been confirmed,
Asia Pacific IT processes the transfer
request by contacting the registry.
- The registry then notifies your current
registrar of the transfer request.
- The current registrar is given five
days to grant or deny the transfer request.
- If no response is received within
the five-day period, the transfer request
is granted to Asia Pacific IT.
- The current registrar may request
additional confirmation from you. Please
reply to any such requests promptly
to ensure the completion of the transfer.
- The transfer process takes five to
10 calendar days to be completed.
- Once your domain is successfully transferred,
we send you notification by e-mail.
What are the guidelines
for transferring registrars?
- All top level domain names can be
transferred to Asia Pacific IT through
our automated service.
- The domain name(s) undergoing the
transfer cannot currently be involved
in a dispute or on registry lock.
- Your domain name must have been registered
for at least 60 days with your current
- You must ensure that either the administrative
contact replies to the confirmation
request sent to the e-mail address on
file with the current domain registrar.
How much does the
registrar transfer service cost?
There is a $14.95 USD* fee for the registrar
transfer service, which includes one additional
registration year added to your remaining
registration term (term not to exceed
10 years.) Your credit card will only
be charged once the domain has successfully
transferred to Asia Pacific IT. Please
ensure that the request will be accepted
by the current registrar, prior to initiating
and paying for the registrar transfer
*.ca transfers are US$19.95.
Do you offer automated
transfers for multiple domains?
Yes! You can transfer over 100 domains
at once time using our automated
transfer system. Even better, you
will only receive one e-mail confirmation
message from Asia Pacific IT for the entire
What types of
domains can you transfer?
You can transfer most global top level
domains including .com, net, .org, .net,
.biz, .info, .ca, .us and .name.
How long does the
registrar transfer process take to complete?
Once you have initiated and confirmed
the registrar transfer, the transfer process
takes approximately 7 to 14 calendar days
to be completed. Be aware that transfers
require the co-operation of both registrars,
so complications can delay (or even prevent)
the transfer from completing.
Will there be
any disruption to my web site or e-mail
when I transfer registrars?
No. Your web site and e-mail services
will not be affected. The transfer does
not affect the DNS information, associated
with a domain name at the time of transfer.
You may modify the DNS after your domain
name has been successfully transferred
to Asia Pacific IT.
Can a registrar
transfer request be rejected?
Your current registrar has the ability
to reject a domain name transfer request
initiated by Asia Pacific IT in the following
You will be notified via e-mail in the event
that your domain name cannot be transferred
due to one of the above reasons.
- The transfer request was initiated
within the first 60 days of the original
- A dispute over the domain name.
- A pending bankruptcy of the domain
- A dispute over the identity of the
domain name holder.
- The discretion of the registrar
- The domain is close to its expiry
Where can I view
the current status of my registrar transfer
Once you have submitted the registrar
transfer form, you will receive an
e-mail with a link, an order number and
AccessKey so you can track the status
of your transfer request.