Transferring Country Domains

Guys/Gals,

We have quite a few domains that are registered with different registrars. What I'm hoping to do is to transfer these domains to a single registrar. The issue that I've been having with this, is that most of the registrars that we currently have don't accept transfers of country specific domains. Domains such as .de, .se, etc. I was wondering if anyone has encountered this issue before, I'm sure they have, and what registrar they would suggest to transfer to. I was currently looking at 101domains.com but the reviews seemed to be very mixed.

Thanks,
CSG_INT_IT
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Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
Each country has control over its domain extension. Because of this, some countries have extremely strict rules around how their extensions are allocated to buyers.  In many cases, you may find that only 1 registrar is allowed to control the domain extension. In other cases you may have to show proof of residency or a business entity in the country the domain is associated with or you may have to show that you comply with Sharia law (ie. vb.ly), etc.

Hence there is no short answer to your question. 101domains.com works with many international extensions, but not all of them. Certain domains you have to manage via the original registrar, there is no workaround.
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Bernard S.CTOCommented:
Remember that there are 2 levels of registrars:
- the one responsible for the domain
- resellers which buy to the reponsible.

Some of the "rules" you are presented with might be just attempts by commercial resellers to keep you captive, some are really imposed by the main registrar

If you intend to move all your domains to a single (so commercial) registrar, you might ask them for a quotation and conditions for each of your domains extension
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