Domain name problem

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I purchased a domain last week from someone and the domain expires in
October 2006. He transferred it to me freely through the same
registar. I'm trying to move the domain to my own registar and they
told me I can't per ICAN. Here is the email


According to ICANN regulations, you cannot transfer a name within 60
days of expiration. You need to renew your name (which expires in
October) before you can transfer it. Should you have any further
questions or concerns, please let us know.

I was wondering how the guy was able to transfer it to me then?

Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Domain name problem

He didn't transfer it to you.  He sold it to you, and then changed the
contact, tech and admin info on the domain.  The domain stayed with the same
registor.  This is standard regs.
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Re: Domain name problem,

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Because there's a difference between changing the registered owner and
moving the domain to another registrar.

Unless the renewal fee is outrageous, there's no reason not to just
consider it part of the expense of acquiring it. You can move to your
registrar after the 60 days, but you'll also have to pay for another
year with your registrar.


Re: Domain name problem

Actually they made a mistake.

Here is the 2nd email that I got.


Actually, I gave you incorrect information. I have requested
clarification, and learned that you can transfer the name as it nears
expiration. (But not within 60 days after registration) I apologize
for the confusion. I believe you must have accidently cancelled the
transfer in an email link. I suggest you attempt to transfer the name

On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 22:25:11 GMT, "Red E. Kilowatt"

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