Transfer of Domain Name

Q1: What is the meaning of “transferring a domain name”?
Q2: What is the condition to transfer a domain name?
Q3: How can I apply for domain name transfer?
Q4: What can I do if I find difficulty in completing the application form?
Q5: What is the fee for domain name transfer?
Q6: What kind of documents should be submitted to HKDNR?
Q7: How long does the transfer process take?
Q8: What are the payment methods? Can I use online credit card channel to settle payment?
Q9: What kinds of credit card are accepted for online payment?
Q10: When will my payment be settled if using credit card online?

 


Q1: What is the meaning of “transferring a domain name”?

A: All rights and obligations derived from the domain name’s registration are transferred to the transferee by mutual consent.

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Q2: What is the condition to transfer a domain name?

A: HKDNR allows domain name transfer under certain circumstances:

  • Domain names upgraded to / registered under the latest HKDNR Registration Agreement are transferable;
  • Transferee applicant must present to the Registry (HKDNR) evidence of mutual consent between the Transferor Applicant and the Transferee Applicant when applying for domain name transfer.

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Q3: How can I apply for domain name transfer?

A: You can obtain and fill in the Transfer Application Form on our website at “Domain Name Transfer“, and mail the original Transfer Application Letter to HKDNR with the required document(s) and payment. For details, please refer to our online instructions.

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Q4: What can I do if I find difficulty in completing the application form?

A: You can contact our Registration Staff at +852 23191313.or by email to enquiry@hkdnr.hk.

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Q5: What is the fee for domain name transfer?

A:  For organizational domain name applications, a Transfer Fee of HK$700 will be charged, which includes HK$500 Handling Fee and HK$200 Annual Fee (if applicable) (Annual Fee for 1 year=$200, 2 years=$400, 3 years=$500 & 5 years=$800); whereas for individual domain name applications, the Transfer Fee will be HK$650, which includes HK$500 Handling Fee and HK$150 Annual Fee (if applicable) (Annual Fee for 1 year =$150, 2 years=$280, 3 years=$380 & 5 years=$550).

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Q6: What kind of documents should be submitted to HKDNR?

A: The required document(s) are:

For organizational domain names:

  1. If both Current Registrant (CR) and New Registrant (NR) CAN prove its HK presence: Prepare the Transfer Application Letter duly signed by both CR and NR and printed on the CR’s letterhead with the endorsement of both company chops, and then send in the completed application letter along with a copy of the required Document(s) of both CR and NR.
  2. If the CR cannot prove its HK presence or it has ceased the business: Prepare the Transfer Application Letter signed by the NR and printed on the NR’s letterhead with the endorsement of its company chop, and then send in the completed application letter along with a copy of document showing that the CR is ceased to exist from The Inland Revenue Department or Company Registry plus a copy of the required Document(s) of the NR.

For Individual domain names:

Prepare the “.idv.hk” Transfer Application Letter duly signed by both CR and NR, and then send in the completed application letter along with a copy of the valid HKID card of both CR and NR. For CR and NR aged between 11-18, please also send in your parents / guardians’ duly signed HKID card copies and relationship certificates.

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Q7: How long does the transfer process take?

A: The transfer will be completed within 3 working days after receiving all required documents with all of them passed our verification process.

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Q8: What are the payment methods? Can I use online credit card channel to settle payment?

A: Please refer to our wbsite for details on the payment methods, and the online Credit Card payment channel is now available. To proceed online payment, applicants are required to have a valid personal credit card and provide details on card number and expiry date. Please note applicants can ONLY settle payment by credit card while making online applications.

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Q9: What kinds of credit cards are accepted for online payment?

A: Personal Visa Card and Master Card are accepted for online payment as long as it is valid and with details on credit card number and expiry date provided.

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Q10: When will my payment be settled if using credit card online?

A: Payment by credit card online will be settled once all required document(s) for the application have been received and passed our verification process.

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If you have further enquiries, please contact us at +852 23191313 or by email toenquiry@hkdnr.hk. Thank you.

Last Updated: 19 / 08 / 2006