If the registrant of a domain name changes due to reasons such as domain name trading or 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 highlights important matters for consideration.

Differences between the transfer of domain name ownership and other situations

If the registrant of a domain name needs to be changed, for example, from Person A to Person B, for reasons such as domain name trading or ICP filing, the ownership of the domain name must be officially transferred from Person A to Person B. If the contact information of a domain name registrant needs to be modified, and the domain name remains owned by the same registrant, only the domain name information needs to updated. Such change does not involve ownership transfer. For more information about updating domain name information, see Modify domain name information. After a domain name is transferred to a new registrant, the domain name remains under the same Alibaba Cloud account.
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Verification time

When a domain name is being transferred to a new registrant, the review of documentation submitted for real-name verification usually takes three to five business days. However, processing time may vary in the following situations:
  • Transfer the ownership of multiple domain names by using a registrant profile for which the real-name verification process is completed:
    • Non-CNNIC domain names: The verification process will complete within a shorter time frame. (CNNIC is short for China Internet Network Information Center.)
    • 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 a registrant profile for which the real-name verification process is completed, you can provide less information and materials during real-name verification. However, CNNIC will review the information of the domain name and the real-name verification. This process typically takes three to five business days.
  • Transfer the ownership of a single domain name by using a registrant profile for which the real-name verification process is completed:

    After you select a registrant profile for which the real-name verification process is completed, you still need to enter the corresponding certificate number and upload materials for real-name verification to transfer the ownership. The verification process typically takes three to five business days.

  • Transfer the ownership of 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 ICP filing. Otherwise, your application may be declined.

Materials required to transfer domain name ownership

Transferring a domain name to a new registrant requires the new registrant to provide materials for the real-name verification, and does not need any certificate or document from the current registrant. Before the transfer, we recommend that you check the type of domain name registrant or the type of domain name suffix, and prepare the required materials accordingly. In this way, you can make the transfer compacted and on an efficient schedule.

The following are 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. On the page that appears, enter the new registrant's information, or select a registrant profile for which the real-name verification process is completed.
  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 registrant.

Transfer multiple domain names at the same time

  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 for which the real-name verification process is completed.
  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 registrant.