Why did my .AT domain expire directly after the transfer?

An .AT domain has a cancellation period of 14 days, which are equivalent with the remaining 14 days of your renewal term. 

If the domain is within the remaining 14 days before its renewal, it will be renewed automatically the night after the transfer has been started. In case there is not enough account credit, the renewal will fail and we will have to transfer the domain back to the nic.at registry. 

It is not possible for us to know the remaining duration of the registration term before the transfer has been completed. Therefore we recommend already having enough credit ready on your account, in case the term ends within 14 days.

You can transfer the domain back to us within the next-to-last day of the term. Please care to have your account covered to make sure your domain will not be transferred back to nic.at due to a failed renewal in the night after the transfer.

To transfer a .AT domain back to us, it is necessary to have an AUTH-Code. Please follow the subsequent steps:

  1. In case you don't posses an AUTH-Code yet, you can obtain it here. (LINK: https://www.nic.at/ui/index.php/rtfconfirm/rtfintro/) There you have to enter the domain name and you and pick INWX GmbH & Co. KG for Registrar/Provider. Afterwards the AUTH-Code will be send via e-mail to domain owner contact which is currently visible in the whois data. In case the mail address is not valid anymore, please contact the previous provider to change it. 
  2. If you posses the AUTH-Code, log in to www.inwx.de.

  3. Then click on the menu option Domain transfer.

  4. Please enter the preferred domain name incl. ending and click on Ok. To transfer multiple domains, list the domains one below the other and if necessary enter the AUTH-Code after a colon.

  5. The transfer request is now in your shopping cart. Click Execute Order and choose domain owner and admin-c, if those are not already auto completed.

  6. Under nameserver you can change the preset nameserver or forward your domain. You can forward to an IP address as well as a domain. In case you don't want to forward, please leave the field empty. 

  7. You can finish the ordering procedure by clicking Execute order or Continue with payment.

  8. With successful payment, the transfer will proceed in real-time.