CHANGE OF REGISTRANT AGREEMENT
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY, AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
This Domain Name Change of Registrant Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between GoDaddy.com, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“GoDaddy”) and you, and is made effective as of the date of electronic acceptance. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of your use of GoDaddy’s Change of Registrant services (the “Services”) to transfer a registered domain name from a current or prior registrant (the “Prior Registrant”) to a new registrant (the “New Registrant”), and applies to both the Prior Registrant and the New Registrant.
Your electronic acceptance of this Agreement signifies that you have read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by this Agreement, along with GoDaddy’s Universal Terms of Service, Domain Name Registration Agreement, Domain Name Transfer Agreement, and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, which are incorporated herein by reference.
The terms “we”, “us” or “our” shall refer to GoDaddy. The terms “you”, “your”, “User” or “customer” shall refer to any individual or entity who accepts this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
GoDaddy, in its sole and absolute discretion, may change or modify this Agreement, and any policies or agreements which are incorporated herein, at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to the GoDaddy website (this “Site”). You acknowledge and agree that (i) GoDaddy may notify you of such changes or modifications by posting them to this Site and (ii) your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site after such changes or modifications have been made (as indicated by the “Last Revised” date at the top of this page) shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as last revised. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement as last revised, do not use (or continue to use) this Site or the Services found at this Site. In addition, GoDaddy may occasionally notify you of changes or modifications to this Agreement by email. It is therefore very important that you keep your shopper account (“Shopper Account”) information, including your email address, current. GoDaddy assumes no liability or responsibility for your failure to receive an email notification if such failure results from an inaccurate or out-of-date email address.
GoDaddy is an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) accredited registrar. You acknowledge and agree that as an ICANN-accredited registrar, GoDaddy is bound by an agreement with ICANN. You acknowledge and agree that GoDaddy may modify this Agreement in order to comply with its agreement with ICANN, as well as any other terms and conditions set forth by (i) ICANN and/or (ii) the registry applicable to the top level domain (“TLD”) or country code top level domain (“ccTLD”) in question. As used herein, the terms “registry”, “Registry”, “registry operator” or “Registry Operator” shall refer to the registry applicable to the TLD or ccTLD in question. To identify the sponsoring registrar, click here.2. THE CHANGE OF REGISTRANT AND TRANSFER PROCESS; GoDaddy's Role
The Prior Registrant and the New Registrant both agree they are entering into this Agreement of their own free will. The Prior Registrant and the New Registrant acknowledge and agree GoDaddy's sole role in connection with this Agreement is as processor of change of registrant information and/or the transfer of the registration request for the domain name and GoDaddy's only responsibility under this Agreement will be to process the electronic change of registrant information and/or transfer of the registration request for the domain name. The Prior Registrant and the New Registrant assume full responsibility for the legal validity of any change of registrant information and/or transfer of the domain name.
Please note the following:
- By entering into a change of registrant transaction, you acknowledge and agree that the domain name may not be transferred to another domain name registrar within sixty (60) days after the completion of the change of registrant transaction (the “Transfer Prohibition Period"). Therefore, if either the Prior Registrant or the New Registrant anticipate the need to transfer the domain name to another domain name registrar within sixty (60) days after completion of the change of registrant transaction, the Prior Registrant and the New Registrant should make arrangements to transfer the domain name to the new domain name registrar first, and make any necessary changes to the domain name registrant second.
- In addition, in the event the domain name is subject to a subsequent change of registrant transaction within the Transfer Prohibition Period, the Transfer Prohibition Period will begin again upon completion of the subsequent change of registrant transaction.
A. Change of Registrant Process
Once the Prior Registrant initiates the change of registrant request, GoDaddy will send a confirmation email to both the Prior Registrant and the New Registrant. Both parties must acknowledge and explicitly consent to the change of registrant information in order for the changes to be approved. Both the Prior and New Registrant will receive emails regarding the change and will need to click through to a landing page where (1) the Prior Registrant will need to review the domains and change of registrant information; the Prior Registrant will also need to opt-out of the 60-day transfer lock if the intent is to transfer the domain to a different registrar, and (2) the New Registrant will need to review the domains and change of registrant information; New Registrant will need to enter into a new registrant agreement with GoDaddy (if applicable). Both the Prior Registrant and New Registrant must confirm the terms of the change of registrant transaction within five (5) days of receipt of the confirmation email. In the event either the Prior Registrant or the New Registrant fails to confirm the terms of the change of registrant transaction within such five (5) day period, you acknowledge and agree the change will not occur and the change of registrant information request will expire, requiring the Prior Registrant to begin the process anew.
Upon completion of the change of registrant transaction, GoDaddy will send an email to both Prior Registrant and the New Registrant confirming the change of registrant contemplated by this Agreement. If the Prior Registrant has any objection to the change of registrant whatsoever, the Prior Registrant assumes all responsibility for responding to such email and notifying GoDaddy of any objection within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the email. The Prior Registrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold GoDaddy harmless for any issues that arise as a result of an improper change of registrant, whether intentionally or unintentionally initiated, whether by the Prior Registrant or others acting on its behalf.
B. Transfer Process
Upon the Prior Registrant’s initiation of a transfer request, GoDaddy will send a confirmation email to the New Registrant. The New Registrant must log into its account and confirm the terms of the change of registrant transaction within ten (10) days of receipt of the confirmation email. In the event the New Registrant fails to confirm the terms of the transfer transaction within such ten (10) day period, you acknowledge and agree the transfer will not occur and both the transaction ID and the security code for the transfer shall expire, requiring the Prior Registrant to begin the process anew.3. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE PRIOR REGISTRANT AND THE NEW REGISTRANT
You hereby represent and warrant that, on behalf of the Prior Registrant or the New Registrant, you have the right, power, legal capacity and appropriate authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of the Prior Registrant or the New Registrant, respectively, and that they have not transferred to any other person or entity any of the rights, claims, or interests that are the subject of this Agreement. You further represent and warrant that, as the shopper of your Shopper Account, you are explicitly authorized by the registrant of domain name(s) in your Shopper Account to be the Designated Agent for the purposes herein. “Designated Agent” means an individual or entity that the Prior Registrant or New Registrant explicitly authorizes to approve a change of registrant request on its behalf.4. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors and assigns.5. RELEASE AND DISCHARGE
The Prior Registrant acknowledges entering into GoDaddy’s Universal Terms of Service, Domain Name Registration Agreement, Domain Name Transfer Agreement, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, and related d