Transfer-in (change of Registrar)
Transfer via our website
A reseller can order a domain name registration directly into our website by using his reseller account and, thus, benefit for our online checkout process and its wizard.
At the final step, he will have to approve the order and the corresponding operations will be created automatically.
Transfer via l'API
By using the API, a domain transfer is requested with the function domainTransferIn.
The function requires the following parameters:
|string (32)||idSession||identifier of the session|
|string (255)||domain||domain name to be transferred|
|string (8)||authID||Authorization code||ifapplicable|
|string (8)||idOwner||identifier of the owner contact||Peut être #AUTO# ou un identifiant avec "isOwner=1|
|string (8)||idAdmin||identifier of the technical contact||avec "isOwner=0"|
|string (8)||idTech||identifier of the billing contact||avec "isOwner=0"|
|string (8)||idBilling||Identifiant du contact facturation||avec "isOwner=0"|
|string (255)||ns1||DNS name server 1|
|string (255)||ns2||DNS name server 2|
|string (255)||ns3||DNS name server 3|
|string (255)||ns4||DNS name server 4|
|string (255)||ns5||DNS name server 5|
Registration rules are different according to the Tlds. See procedure, restrictions and rules Category:Tld
An authorization code can be necessary Restrictions may apply and / or additional information may be necessary for contacts 2 nameservers can be required and, sometimes, a successfull zonecheck is needed before the transfer
Whatever the process used to register a domain name, the Reseller should know the semantic rules of the extension .
The field "IdOwner" can accept a contact ID or the term "#AUTO#"
In the first case, you must provide a contact ID that is defined with the exact name / surname or organization name of the current owner
In the second case, the owner will be retrieved automaticaly if the transfer succeeds. If the field accepts "#AUTO#" for the corresponding tld, any contact ID provided will not be took into account. In any case, it is not possible to change the owner during an ingoing transfer
When you call the domainTransferIn function, the API checks only if the mandatory fields are provided. We check the semantic rules only when the operation is processed, given that we perform the needed verification before requesting the registration to the registry. Therefore the operation may generate an error (Invalid authorization code, protection against transfer enabled, etc.)
Special Notes for generic extensions
According to ICANN procedure, the gaining registrar must contact current owner or administrative contact so they can confirm the transfer (this is called Forms of authorization (FOA))
For these extensions, as FranceDNS is a Reseller of NETIM (its parent ICANN accredited) it will be indicated in the notification sent
NETIM as "Gaining Registrar" FranceDNS as initiator of the transfer request
Basic steps to transfer the domain name via API
the number of nameservers required if a successful zonecheck is required Any restrictions on contacts if an idOwner is required or #AUTO if the authid is required
2) If a zonecheck is required, ensure that the new domain name is installed onto its nameservers according to the technical rules of the registry.
We provide an online tool to test this: http://zonecheck.francedns.com
3) Create a contact for the owner (Field "isOwner" = 1) and provide the needed additional fields corresponding to the semantics rules.
4) Possibly create a contact for administrative / technical / billing contacts if necessary (Field "isOwner" = 0).
You can use your Reseller account handle
5) Request the registration, by using the domainTransferIn function
The API will perform a first check to see if all provided datas are OK (contacts are existing and are belonging to you, nameservers are existing, and so on...)
You receive a tracking number for the request and you can now follow its status
6) FranceDNS makes the domain transfer according to the registry's procedure. Therefore different actions may be necessary as the provision of identification documents or forms Un numéro d'opération est retourné pour le suivi
During an outgoing transfer, a domain name is transferred from FranceDNS to another registrar. This kind of operation is requested by the gaining registrar.
For some extensions the registrar-lock feature is available. In the present case, it is necessary to disable it.
If the protection is enabled, i.e the domain name is locked, FranceDNS will automaticaly reject any transfer requests from another registrar.
Otherwise, if the protection is disabled, FranceDNS will automaticaly accept them during the corresponding procedure.