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Domain Name Transfer

The process of transferring the right to use the domain name “.vn” is granted without auction.

1. Implementation principles

Domain names are allowed to be transferred the right to use upon meeting the conditions specified in Clause 2, Article 49 of the Law on Telecommunications, except for the following cases:

  • Domain names are protected according to the provisions of Article 8 of Circular No. 24/2015/TT-BTTTT dated August 18, 2015 of the Ministry of Information and Communications, providing for the management and use of Internet resources.
  • The domain name is dealing with a violation, is in the process of resolving a dispute, or the domain name is being suspended.

Documents for transfer and re-registration of domain names include:

  • A written request for transfer and receipt of the right to use the domain name.
  • New registration documents of the transferee’s domain name.
  • Documents showing that the parties involved in the transfer have completed the payment of tax on the transfer of the right to use domain names in accordance with the guidance of the Ministry of Finance.

The transferee of the domain name is eligible to register and use the transferred domain name according to the provisions of Clause 3, Article 5 of Circular No. 24/2015/TT-BTTTT and amendments to Clause 2, Article 1 of Circular No. 06/ 2019/TT-BTTTT.

The transfer of the right to use the domain name is done at the Registrar managing the transferred domain name.

The parties to the transfer of the right to use the domain name shall fulfill the obligation to pay transfer tax under the guidance of the Ministry of Finance.

2. Implementation steps

Step 1: Reviewing the conditions before transferring the right to use the domain name

Domain names are allowed to be transferred the right to use upon meeting the conditions specified in Clause 2, Article 49 of the Law on Telecommunications, except for the following cases:

  • Domain names are protected according to the provisions of Article 8 of Circular No. 24/2015/TT-BTTTT dated August 18, 2015 of the Ministry of Information and Communications, providing for the management and use of Internet resources.
  • The domain name is dealing with a violation, is in the process of resolving a dispute, or is being suspended.

The transferee of the domain name is eligible to register the transferred domain name in accordance with regulations.

Step 2: Completing the transfer document

Documents include:

  • A written request for transfer and receipt of the right to use Internet domain names.
  • Declaration of registration information using the Internet domain name of the transferee.

Step 3: Submitting transfer documents

Transfer documents will be submitted at the Registrar managing the transferred domain name by the following methods:

  • Submit directly at the Registrar’s premises.
  • Send to the Registrar by post.

Step 4: Reviewing and checking the transfer documents and notify the result

  • Checking Criteria:
    • The domain name is guaranteed to be in the condition of being transferred.
    • The transferee is eligible to register the transferred domain name.
    • Checking the completeness and accuracy of transfer records.
  • Form of notification of results: Notify in written to the parties involved in domain name transfer.
  • Time duration for notification of results: Within 05 (five) working days from the date of receveing complete documents for transfer of domain name use right as prescribed.

Step 5: Paying transfer tax

When receiving a written acceptance of the documents for transfer of the right to use the domain name, the transferor needs to fulfill the obligation to pay transfer tax according to the guidance of the Ministry of Finance.

Step 6: Re-registering the transferred domain name

The parties involved in the transfer complete the procedures for re-registration of the transferred domain name:

  • Done at the Registrar managing the transferred domain name.
  • Complete the domain name re-registration documents.
    • Declaration of domain name registration of the transferee (according to the form of the Registrar managing the transferor domain name)
    • Proof of completion of transfer tax payment.
  • The transferee pays the registration fee and Internet domain name usage fee at the Registrar in accordance with regulations.

Step 7: Re-registering the domain name for the transferee

The Registrar cooperates with the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) to transfer the right to use the domain name from the transferor to the transferee.

Step 8: Checking the result

The domain name transferee checks the transfer results on the Whois page – Look up the domain name “.vn” for information.

Step 9: In case of withdrawal of transfer documents

In case the parties to the transfer of the right to use domain names would like to cancel the transfer documents, they must send a written notice to the Registrar managing the transferred domain name.

This Content was last updated at 10 AM – June 22, 2021