If the registrant of a domain name changes due to reasons such as domain name trading and ICP filing, you must transfer the domain name to the actual domain name registrant as soon as possible. This topic describes how to transfer domain name ownership in different scenarios and the considerations to which you must pay close attention.

Differences between the transfer of domain name ownership and other situations

The registrant of a domain name was Person A. Due to certain reasons such as domain name trading and ICP filing, the actual registrant of this domain name became Person B. In this case, this domain name must be officially transferred to Person B. The domain name registrant remains the same, but the domain name registrant's contact information is changed. In this case, only the domain name information needs to be updated. For more information, see Modify domain name information. After a domain name is transferred to a new domain name registrant, the domain name remains under the same Alibaba Cloud account.
Scenarios Solution Related topic
The domain name registrant changes: Transfer the domain name to another domain name registrant
The domain name registrant remains the same, but the contact information of the domain name registrant, or the administrator or the payer of the domain name is changed: Modify domain name information Modify domain name information

Verification time

When a domain name is transferred to a new domain name registrant, the real-name verification process takes three to five business days. Specific scenarios are as follows:
  • Transfer the ownership of multiple domain names by using the registrant profile that has passed the real-name verification:
    • Non-CNNIC domain names: The real-name verification process for transferring non-CNNIC domain names takes less time.
    • CNNIC domain names ( such as .cn, .中国, .公司, and .网络): If you transfer the ownership of a CNNIC domain name by using the registrant profile that has passed the real-name verification, you can provide less information and materials for real-name verification. However, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) still reviews all materials of the domain name and real-name verification. This process takes three to five business days.
  • Transfer the ownership of a single domain name by using the registrant profile that has passed the real-name verification:

    To transfer a single domain name to a new domain name registrant, you still need to enter the corresponding certificate number and upload materials for real-name verification after selecting a registrant profile that has passed the real-name verification. The verification process takes three to five business days.

  • Special domain names such as .gov.cn: Registrants of special domain names cannot be changed online. The real-name verification time varies depending on the actual situation.
Note It takes about three business days to synchronize verification results to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) database. After a domain name is transferred to you, we recommend that you wait for three business days before you apply for an ICP filing. Otherwise, your application may be declined.

Materials required to transfer domain name ownership

When a domain name is transferred to a new domain name registrant, you do not need to provide the certificates and documents of the current domain name registrant. However, you must provide the related materials of the new domain name registrant to complete the real-name verification process. Before the transfer, we recommend that you carefully check the required materials based on the type of domain name registrant or the type of domain name suffix, and prepare the required materials in advance. In this way, you can avoid a long transfer period due to incomplete materials or long time for applying for some related materials.

The following lists the materials required for the ownership transfer of individual, organization, .gov.cn, .商标, and .餐厅 domain names.

Transfer a single domain name

  1. Log on to the Domains console.
  2. On the Domain Names page, find and click the target domain name to access the Basic Information page.
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  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Info Modification > Registrant Info Modification.
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  4. Enter the information about the new domain name registrant, or select a registrant profile that has passed the real-name verification.
  5. Select I have read, understood and accepted Alibaba Cloud International Website Domain Name Service Agreement. Then click Save.
  6. Follow the instructions to transfer the specified domain name to the new domain name registrant.

Transfer multiple domain names simultaneously

  1. Log on to the Domains console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Bulk Operations > Common Bulk Operation > Info Modification, or choose Bulk Operations > CNNIC Bulk Operation > Info Modification.
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  3. On the Bulk Operations page, enter the domain names that you want to transfer to a new registrant. Select Registrant Info, and then select a registrant profile that has passed the real-name verification.
  4. Obtain a verification code to complete email verification.
  5. Select I have read, understood and accepted Alibaba Cloud International Website Domain Name Service Agreement.. Then click Submit.
  6. Follow the instructions to transfer the specified domain names to the new domain name registrant.