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Transferring a domain name, immediately ?

     
6:54 am on Nov 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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A couple of nights ago, on behalf of a company I work for, I had to see whether a domain name was available, and knowing from experience that you need to be quick when purchasing, so purchased it, with the view of then transferring it to the company almost straight away. I now find out that it can't be transferred until 60 days after it was registered. I realise I have boobed, but if I can't transfer this immediately I'm in a lot of trouble. How do I find a way to transfer it, now please?
8:32 am on Nov 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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what registrar is it with? (where you registered it)

sometimes a new domain can be "pushed" to a different account at the same registrar.
8:45 am on Nov 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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You can also show an invoice to the company, with a letter of transfer at earliest opportunity, and bill them for your time and expense for obtaining the domain FOR THEM.

The transfer can happen at a later time, just make sure you are reimbursed for your time and effort on their behalf.
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Agree with @tangor.

You should bill them for the domain and your time.
4:05 pm on Nov 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I agree with what's been suggested.
Emphasize your good intentions of early registration to avoid loss on their part.

Remember, you can always set up hosting and e-mail, etc., in the 60-day period, so it should all work fine.
12:21 am on Nov 28, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Sometimes a "domain 'push'" - between accounts set up with the same domain registrar - can be a solution. Talk to your registrar.

Sometimes giving "effective control" of the domain via updating the WhoIs record can get the job done. Set the admin and tech contacts to the email addys of the company's tech person / firm.

Sometimes updating the DNS to have the newly registered domain resolve to the "real party in interest's" servers can be a fix.

An extreme measure might involve reversing the charge on the credit card due to the charge arising from an unauthorized action . . although you may want to sort this out with the registrar to be certain that, IF the charge is reverse and the domain is returned "to the wild", that your company is 1st in line to register it once it's "deleted". (You might inquire of the registrar about your ability to force delete the domain . . although this is a bit . . e x t r e m e.)

There's lots of ways around this issue, assuming everyone is acting in good faith and everyone accepts that the other party acted or is acting in good faith.
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There's still no problem. According to OP they already work for the company and this would be under "work for hire" at the very least. And they still owe the OP for out of pocket expenses.

If, on the other hand, they don't want to play nice and thank the employee for watching their interests, then pick an odd Friday evening and kill the domain and not tell them. (ha!) Somebody else might pick it up.
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I am not sure why you bought it in your name in the 1st place. I bought many a domain for several companies but I used their register to do it. If they asked you to look it up and didn't give you their register login not your fault. Be honest tell them you have the domain for whatever the company wants to do with it and in 60 days move it over. You can build a website, 301 or whatever the dns will go with the move.
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i don't see the problem, the dns records can be set to whatever you want.
and it can be transferred in the fullness of time.