Because 99.99% of all third party initiated registration move attempts are fraudulent attempts to steal or get control of a domain name, or to prepare for such an action in the future, a notarized release signed by the legitimate owner is required, before the currently guarding registrar will unlock a domain name and allow a transfer.
Because the currently very popular scam move requests, that are spammed to Millions of domain owners, usually turn out to an illegitimate ownership transfers or unreasonable payment demands while the domain is held hostage, a registrar transfer is treated the same as an ownership transfer. ICANN instituted the Domain Lock to to enable the guarding registrars to verify the legitimacy of a move request .
As is seen with spam, forging sender addresses in email is easy. To protect the legitimate domain owner and safeguard their property, currently a notarized release is the only acceptable method to authorize a registration move and/or ownership transfer.
There are two forms available to safely make your transfer: (no other forms are accepted)
Required: Domain Name Lock Release Authorization
Optional: Domain Name Registrar / Ownership Re-Assignement
The first form autorizes the release of a domain name, the second form limits the release to one specified new registrar / owner.
To make sure that the forms print properly on any system, they are in PDF format. If you don't have a PDF reader, here are links to the two most popular PDF readers. Both are free.
Mail the notarized form(s) to
Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0
or to your currently guarding registrar.
(The forms are free to use for anybody)