Internal bulk transfer between two Openprovider resellers

Question

How to transfer a large number of domains between two Openprovider Reseller Accounts?

Answer

A single domain-transfer between 2 resellers works exactly similar as a transfer from another registrar, it can be initiated via your control panel and, in most cases, will require a transfer code.

If a large number of domains need to be transferred between two reseller accounts, (in case accounts are merged, split up or taken over), regular transfers may not be the most efficient way.

For such cases, there is a procedure in place that allows for an internal bulk transfer - a transfer of a larger number of domains between two Openprovider resellers that requires just two signatures on a transfer form. Apart from efficiency, the biggest advantage is that all contact data will be migrated as well and expiration dates do not change. The procedure is as follows:

  • Complete and sign the internal bulk transfer form; both the losing and the gaining reseller should sign
  • In case just a part of the account must be transferred, a list of the affected domains must be sent in two formats: a list in plain text (e.g. a spreadsheet) and a list signed by both resellers
  • As stated in the form, the gaining reseller agrees on paying the fixed fee of €80 for the bulk transfer and acknowledges that any additional services attached to the domain (including but not limited to trustee service, DNS zone, domain forwarding and whois privacy protection) will be taken over as well
  • Openprovider will validate the bulk transfer with the losing and gaining reseller
  • Finally, Openprovider will complete the bulk transfer and inform both resellers about the result

 

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