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Internet News   Internet News : Nominet to charge for domain name transfers
   posted by _Steve_ on 22-Apr-2003 18:49:27 (1449 reads)
Nominet UK is to start charging punters 35 a time to transfer .uk domain names from one person or organisation to another.

The .UK Registry insists the charge is being introduced to cover the administrative cost of transferring domain names.

Up until now, the task - which includes a number of checks to ensure that any domain transfers are above board and legit - has been done free of charge.

Now, though, the not-for-profit organisation says that with around 2,500 domain name transfers a month it can no longer shoulder the administrative cost.

Said Lesley Cowley, MD of Nominet UK in a statement: "We take a lot of care to make sure that domain names are not transferred in error.

"While this process creates additional work for Nominet, it is essential to preserve the integrity of the domain name system, the accuracy of the register database and the confidence of .uk domain name holders," she said.

The new charge is due to be introduced from May 19.

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Re: Nominet to charge for domain name transfers
Posted on 22-Apr-2003 19:13:22
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Nominet has been charging 15.00 since February for domain name transfers (change of tag associated with domain name) that they have to handle directly - although there is no charge if it is done via the current tag holder (registrar).

This new 35.00 charge is for Registrant transfers, i.e., new domain name owner details, that Nominet have to transfer manually. Registrant details, etc, are another thing that can be done via the current tag holder, although changing the "For" field is an issue. Considering that all Nominet need to do when they recieve a correctly filled out certificate is change the details, I think that 35.00 is a bit too much.

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Re: Nominet to charge for domain name transfers
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I agree, 35 does seem a little on the steep side!


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Re: Nominet to charge for domain name transfers
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Most people will be unaffected by this, as most people simply have their dns records updated for their domain name when changing hosts.

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