If a domain is transferred to a new registrar, this is called a domain transfer.
Even if the reasons for a domain transfer are different, there are at least uniform guidelines for the rules to be followed. The ownership of the domain in question remains unaffected by a domain transfer, only the responsible entry in the registry database is changed, which determines which registrar is responsible for the administration of this domain and its owner.
For the procedure of a domain transfer the corresponding Wikipedia article is quoted at this point:
The starting point is always the end customer, i.e. the owner of a domain. His first contact is the future registrar, who then contacts the current registrar via the responsible registry:
If the transfer is carried out as a service through a third party (e.g. a hosting provider), the latter can act as an intermediary between the registrant and the registrar, handling individual or all interactions with the registrars involved on behalf of the latter. The registrant only has to provide him with the documents for legitimation and authorization.
Using the example of transferring a .biz, .com, .info, .net or .org domain, the following steps are necessary:
A domain transfer must be initiated with a so-called Authorization Code, which can be obtained from the Owner or Admin-C via the current registrar. It must be ensured that the domain to be transferred does not have a lock status (registrar lock or HOLD). If the domain is locked, then the owner can request that it be unlocked.
A domain must be at least 60 days old to be transferred. Otherwise the transfer will be denied.
Usually transfers are successfully completed after 5 days.
Other domain names have similar mechanisms, for more detailed info feel free to contact us.