If the contact information of a domain name registrant, such as the email address, address, and mobile number, changes, the existing registrant information must be modified. If the registrant of a domain name changes due to reasons such as domain name trading or Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing applications, the ownership of the domain name must be transferred to the actual registrant. This topic shows you how to modify registrant information and transfer domain name ownership in different scenarios and describes the precautions related to the operations.

Relevant concepts

  • Modify registrant information or transfer domain name ownership

    The system determines whether to modify registrant information or transfer domain name ownership based on the changes in the registrant information.

    Note Before you transfer your domain name ownership to another registrant, you must check when your domain name expires in the Domains console. You cannot transfer the ownership of an expired domain name. If you want to perform the transfer, you must renew the domain name before the transfer. For more information, see Renew a domain name.
    • Scenario 1: Entity A owns a domain name. The registrant of the domain name needs to be changed from Entity A to Entity B due to reasons such as domain name trading or ICP filing applications, or the name or certificate number of Entity A changes. In this scenario, the system automatically transfers the ownership of the domain name from Entity A to Entity B.
    • Scenario 2: The registrant of a domain name remains unchanged, but the contact information of the registrant, such as the mobile number, email address, and address, changes. In this scenario, the system automatically modifies the registrant information of the domain name.
  • Modify domain name information

    If the registrant information of a domain name remains unchanged, but the information about the domain name administrator, buyer, or technical contact changes, the domain name information must be modified. For more information, see Modify domain name information.

  • Transfer a domain name to another Alibaba Cloud account

    After the ownership of a domain name is transferred, the Alibaba Cloud account to which the domain name belongs will not be changed.

Scenario Example Solution Reference
The registrant of a domain name or the registrant information changes.Transfer domain name ownership
  • The name of the organization used for real-name verification changes.

    For example, the organization name changes from DocExample to DocExample02.

  • The domain name is sold.

    For example, Entity A sells a domain name to Entity B. Then, the domain name belongs to Entity B.

  • The contact information of the registrant changes.

    For example, the email address of the registrant changes from Address A to Address B.

Modify registrant information or transfer domain name ownership
The registrant of a domain name remains the same. However, the information about the domain name administrator, buyer, or technical contact changes.Modify information
  • The contact information of the administrator changes.

    For example, the mobile number or email address of the administrator changes.

  • The office location of the organization used for real-name verification changes.

    For example, the office location changes from Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang to Binjiang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

Modify domain name information Modify domain name information
The registrant of a domain name remains the same, but the domain name is transferred to another Alibaba Cloud account.
  • Multiple domain names that were previously managed by different Alibaba Cloud accounts are transferred to a single Alibaba Cloud account for centralized management.
  • The domain name was previously managed by a specific Alibaba Cloud account. After domain name trading, the domain name is transferred to the Alibaba Cloud account of the buyer.
    Note If the individual who performs real-name verification for the domain name changes after the domain name is transferred to the destination Alibaba Cloud account, the ownership of the domain name must be transferred.
Transfer the domain name to another Alibaba Cloud account
  • Online transfer
  • Offline transfer

Review period

When the ownership of a domain name is being transferred to a new registrant, the amount of time required to review the materials submitted for real-name verification is usually three to five business days. The specific review period varies in the following situations:
  • Transfer the ownership of multiple domain names by using a registrant profile that has passed real-name verification:
    • Non-CNNIC domain names: The verification process can be complete within a short period. CNNIC is the abbreviation of China Internet Network Information Center.
    • CNNIC domain names including .cn, .中国, .公司, and .网络: If you transfer the ownership of a CNNIC domain name by using a registrant profile that has passed real-name verification, little information and few materials are required for review. However, CNNIC still reviews the domain name information and real-name verification materials. The review process usually requires three to five business days.
  • Transfer the ownership of a single domain name by using a registrant profile that has passed real-name verification:

    After you select a registrant profile that has passed real-name verification, you must still enter your certificate number and upload materials for real-name verification to transfer the ownership. The review process usually requires three to five business days.

  • Transfer the ownership of special domain names with suffixes such as .gov.cn: Registrants of special domain names cannot be changed online. The amount of time required to review real-name verification materials varies based on the actual situation.
Note The review results require about three business days to be synchronized to the database of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). After the ownership of 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 denied.

Materials required to transfer domain name ownership

If you want to transfer the ownership of a domain name to a new registrant, you must provide materials of the new registrant for real-name verification. The certificates or documents of the current registrant are not required. Before the ownership transfer, we recommend that you check the registrant type and domain name suffix and prepare the required materials in advance. This facilitates the transfer.

The following materials are required to transfer the ownership ofindividual or organization domain names:

Transfer the ownership of a single domain name

  1. Log on to the Domains console.
  2. On the Domain Name List page, click the domain name for which you want to transfer the ownership to go to the Basic Information page.
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  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Info Modification. The Registrant Info Modification tab appears.
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  4. On the Registrant Info Modification tab, enter the information of the new registrant, or click Use registrant profile to select a registrant profile that has passed real-name verification.
  5. Read and select the terms of service, and click Save.
  6. Follow the instructions to transfer the ownership of the specified domain name to the new registrant.

Transfer the ownership of multiple domain names at a time

  1. Log on to the Domains console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Bulk Operations > Common Bulk Operation, or choose Bulk Operations > CNNIC Bulk Operation to go to the Info Modification tab.
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  3. On the Info Modification tab, enter the domain names for which you want to transfer the ownership. Select Registrant Info and a registrant profile that has passed real-name verification.
  4. Click Get Verification Code to obtain a verification code and enter the obtained code in the Email Verification Code field to complete email-based verification.
  5. Read and select the terms of service, and click Submit.
  6. Follow the instructions to transfer the ownership of the specified domain names to the new registrant.