With our TRANSIT procedure we protect the domain holder from unintended loss of a domain. The TRANSIT procedure applies, if a domain is no longer administered by a provider. Even if there is no provider for a domain, the domain will not be deleted out of hand and therefore cannot be registered by anyone else while the TRANSIT procedure is ongoing. For the TRANSIT procedure to be performed, the domain is transferred to direct administration by DENIC and managed by the service DENICdirect.
DENIC writes to the domain holder and informs them that their domain has obtained the TRANSIT status and explains the next steps to be taken. The domain holder must decide within a set period what to do with their domain:
- The domain holder can select a new provider to administer the domain in the future by carrying out a provider change,
- Delete the domain by submitting a deletion request, or
- Keep the domain administered by DENIC at charge.
With the TRANSIT letter, the domain holder receives a personal TRANSIT password, the domain holder can use to directly initiate the necessary steps in the TRANSIT Service Center.