Why transfer your domain name

Simplify your domain portfolio and keep all your domains together in one account. Manage your domains seamlessly, with 24/7 access to the powerful administration features provided by our customer console. By keeping your domains in one secure location, you avoid the risk of losing track of one or multiple domains, reducing the chance of accidental expiry. With your domains all in the one spot, you’ll also save on management costs.

How to transfer domain names

You can transfer your domain to a new owner in 3 easy steps. Enter the domain your wish to transfer. Check your email to authorise the transfer and you’ll receive an email confirmation once your domain is transferred.

Domain name transfer process

.au Domains (.com.au, .net.au, .org.au, .id.au)
  • .au transfers are actioned once confirmation has been received by Melbourne IT from the authorised contact for the domain
  • It takes 48 hours for the relevant domain registry to transfer the domain
  • While the transfer process is free, registrations within the renewal period (90 days to expiry) will require the registration renewal payment to be submitted at the time of transfer.
Top level domains (.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz)
  • Top level domain transfers take 5–10 days to complete
  • You may need to contact your current registration provider to remove a registrar lock on your domain before you begin
  • You may transfer an expired domain to Melbourne IT. However, if the status of the domain is “Redemption Period”, “Pending Delete” or “Expired”, you will not be able to transfer the registration and should contact your current registrar.
  • Requires a minimum of 1 year renewal upon transfer, which is then added to the end of your registration period.
.nz Domains (.co.nz, .net.nz)
  • .nz domains must be submitted with the UDAI (Unique Domain Authorisation Indicator)
  • .nz domains are transferred instantly
.uk Domains (.co.uk, .org.uk)

All .uk domain names require manual processing. If you wish to transfer a .uk domain, please complete the following .uk Domain Transfer Form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A domain name transfer is where there are changes made to the registrar with which your domain name is registered. Changing the registrar with whom your domain name is registered is known as domain name transfer.

Yes. To transfer your domain name to another registrant, contact your existing registrar and request a change of registrant. When your registrar gets your confirmation, they will perform the transfer and notify both you and the new registrant when it is complete.

Yes and no. For example, if you registered your domain in June and transferred to a different registrar in December you would pay the new registrar 1 year’s registration fee. And, your previous registrar would not reimburse you for the remaining months you were not with them.

Yes, we can. Contact our support department.

If your domain is currently registered with us, the auth code may be found within the Console. Follow the instructions below to obtain your auth code.

Log into your Account
Manage the domain you want to make changes to
Click Domain Name
Click ‘Show’ next to ‘EPP Password’
If you have a .au domain, you will need to click on View, located next to Current domain password (Auth-Info) in order to see your auth code