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Legacy Application Transfer

Avvy Domains soft-launched in April 2021 with an app we now refer to as the Legacy Application. Domains purchased from the Legacy Application will be transferable to the new application in most cases. 

 

How can I transfer my domain?

Domains purchased from the Legacy Application will be automatically migrated to the new system, and you will have the token in the same wallet which it was registered with except in some edge cases (please see “In which cases will it not be possible to transfer a domain” below).

 

Will I have to pay registration fees?

The new system requires yearly registration fees for domains. Users of the Legacy Application will be required to pay registration fees to maintain their registration. 

Users of the Legacy Application will receive a credit for registration fees, calculated based on the amount they originally paid for the domains and the all-time high price of AVAX.

 

In which cases will it not be possible to transfer a domain?

There are two scenarios which will prevent transferring domains:

  1. The new system has new constraints for names. For example: ICANN's Spec 5 Reserved Names will be blocked; IDNs (domains starting with “xn--”) are not initially supported; our character set does not support dashes (-) in the first or last position of a name (this list is not exhaustive). For names which violate new system constraints, it won't be possible to migrate to the new system.
  2. If there is a conflict with a Name Reservation Request and a name transfer, the Name Reservation Request will take priority.

 

What happens if I cannot transfer my domain?

Users who cannot transfer their domain from the Legacy Application to the new application will be able to claim a refund for their purchase.

For IDNs (domains starting with “xn--”), we intend to support these domains in the future. If a user has registered an IDN on the Legacy Application and wishes to maintain the registration, we will support transfer when IDNs are launched.