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    EasySpace costs

    Anyone else think that 49 is a rip-off to transfer a domain name out?

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    It depends who their target market is. If you're buying domains in bulk, yes, it's a ripoff. If you're a business with three or four domains and don't plan on ever touching them, it's perfectly fine.

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    I think paying anything over 0.00 is a rip-off to transfer away.
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    Re: EasySpace costs

    Originally posted by braveheart
    Anyone else think that 49 is a rip-off to transfer a domain name out?
    i think you mean for .co.uk IPS tag change correct?

    happened with me few years back and i let the domain drop and re-register it at enom accepting the risk rather than pay this ripoff
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    If it is a changing the co.uk tag, nominet does not charge the registrar for a tag change nor should you have to pay
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    Whoops, I read the topic wrong and thought he was complaining about normal transfer fees.

    Definitely a rip-off then.

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    If it's a .uk domain then - as others have said - you can go to Nominet (the .uk registry) and get them to transfer the domain for you for 15 plus VAT. If it's a .com/.net/.org then unfortunately you're going to be stuck with paying Easyspace's rip-off charge. Lots of complaints about his in other forums too!

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    This is why it pays to read the T*C's *before* you buy something !
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    Not to mention that registrars can charge to transfer out:

    http://www.icann.org/transfers/dnholder-faq-03nov04.htm

    My registrar is charging me a fee to transfer to a new registrar. Is this allowed?

    Yes. Registrars are allowed to set their own prices for this service.

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    Originally posted by davezan
    Not to mention that registrars can charge to transfer out:

    http://www.icann.org/transfers/dnholder-faq-03nov04.htm
    But I think this is a co.uk (nominet) which is outside of icann's area
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    Originally posted by dmaven
    But I think this is a co.uk (nominet) which is outside of icann's area
    If braveheart's referring to a *.uk domain, anyway. But yup, what
    I posted won't apply to Nominet since they've got their own rules.

    (Braveheart's my all-time fave movie, btw. But that's off-topic. )

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    VERY nice set of FAQs gathered there

    Thanks for sharing Dave!
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    Originally posted by othellotech
    This is why it pays to read the T*C's *before* you buy something !
    From what I've read elsewhere I understand Easyspace changed their T&Cs after they got taken over by another company, and that the rip-off transfer fee was brought in at that time.

    We don't know if we're talking about a .uk domain or a GTLD one. Charging 49 (= USD 86) is unreasonable in either case, but if it's a .uk then there is a way round it which is to use the Nominet transfer form and pay Nominet 15 plus VAT. With a GTLD domain the OP is stuck because Easyspace won't unlock domains unless you pay the fee.

    While neither ICANN rules (for GTLD domains) nor Nominet rules (for uk domains) prohibit such transfer-out fees the amount being charged is definitely unreasonable and well out of line with what is industry practice. I wonder if this is something UK Trading Standards would be interested in - or is it too much of a minitory interest?

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    They were acquired by iomart about 1.5 years ago however the transfer away fee pre-dates that if my memory serves me well
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    Originally posted by Bashar
    VERY nice set of FAQs gathered there

    Thanks for sharing Dave!
    No prob, Bashar. But to be honest, I've long been afraid to post
    that lest some registrars might see it and get funny ideas.

    Oh well, they know what they're doing...I hope...

    Originally posted by Lubeca
    I wonder if this is something UK Trading Standards would be interested in - or is it too much of a minitory interest?
    Although "industry standards" don't require the vendor to charge
    a free for transferring out, I doubt there's anything saying they
    can't do such a thing either.

    But...anything's possible!

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    Originally posted by davezan


    Oh well, they know what they're doing...I hope...

    I would not count on that

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