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TitleTransferring .au Domain Names
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The below article outlines how to transfer a .au domain name to Melbourne IT, see the changing ownership of .au domain names article if you want to transfer ownership of a .au domain.

To transfer a .au domain name to Melbourne IT you will need:

What do I need to consider before I transfer my domain to Melbourne IT?

  • Once a domain enters PENDINGTRANSFER status, it's name servers cannot be modified until the transfer is complete. You might want to consider modifying your domains name servers before beginning the transfer.
  • If the domain is expiring within 89 days, you will have to renew the domain during transfer.

How to transfer a .au domain to Melbourne IT if you're a new customer:

  1. Click here to transfer your domain
  2. Type in your EPP password (also called a domain password)
  3. Click [Continue]
  4. Follow the prompts on your screen
  5. Click [Submit]
  6. Click [Create a new account]
  7. Fill in the appropriate fields
  8. Click [Continue]
  9. See "Approving" section of Transfering .au domain names article for further steps.

Once submitted, you will immediately get an email to the email address provided during account creation. This email will include your account reference and password for your new account. No domain or services will exist within the account yet however.

How to transfer a .au domain to Melbourne IT if you're an existing customer: 

  1. Login to the Console
  2. Select the Order tab
  3. Click Transfer domain
  4. Type in the domain and select the appropriate .au extension from the drop down
  5. Type in the domain EPP/Authcode
  6. Click [Continue]
  7. Select an existing user from the drop down menu or create a new one using the form provided. This contact is simply a Melbourne IT domain contact and will not modify the existing domain contact details available on Whois. It is simply used for administrative purposes at Melbourne IT
  8. Click [Transfer]
  9. See Approving the .au domain transfer below for further steps

Once submitted, you will immediately get an email to the email address provided during account creation. This email will include your account reference and password for your new account. However, no domain or services will exist within the account yet.

Approving the .au domain transfer

Once a request has been made to transfer the .au domain to Melbourne IT, an email will be sent to the registrant contact email address of the domain (this email can take 1-2 hours to be sent). You can check what the current registrant contact email address for your .au domain is at AusRegistry's website.

If you do not currently have access to this email address, you must contact your current registrar and request they update your domain registrant contact email address.

To proceed with the transfer, an approval link that is provided to the registrant contact email address must be clicked. Once clicked, the request to transfer the domain begins. It generally takes 48 hours from the moment the link is clicked for the .au domain to be transferred to Melbourne IT.

Review status of transfer

See Review order status support page for steps.

.au domain transfer process

  1. Registrant contact email address clicks an approval link
  2. Melbourne IT advise AusRegistry of transfer request
  3. Domain enters PENDINGTRANSFER status
  4. Current registrar release domain (typically within 48 hours of request)
  5. Domain is transferred to Melbourne IT
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