Is it possible to change the account which owns a domain?

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    Hi there,

    I’ve got a blog with some friends, using WordPress (

    Our domain ( was purchased by another friend, and now that domain has expired.

    First, I don’t know if I should pay the $5 domain registration again (if it is already registred, even it has expired, I suppose that it is still registered).

    Second: our friend (who purchased the domain), is wondering if it is possible to change the account which owns that domain. It is linked to him, but he doesn’t actually owns the blog, but the domain (we didn’t have credit card when we first purchased the domain and asked him to do it).

    So, I’m wondering if WordPress staff can do some gestions to change domain owner if it is accepted by the current domain owner.

    I don’t know if I have explained myself good enough, so if there is any doubt, just reply with a question.

    If everything is clear, please, give us some information to solve that problem.

    Thank you in advance.

    PS: I meant transferring domain owner to another wp account.
    Blog url:

    The blog I need help with is



    yes upgrades can be transferred from one account to another account with staff help – The staff will need to see the account holder post here that they would like to have the domain name transferred to a different account and the transferred to account will need to be named.

    It looks like the domain name just expired a couple of days ago so speed is important to keep from needing to pay a renewal penalty – the domain mapping should probably also be transferred

    I have flagged this for the staff to help you



    Ok, thanks for your reply.

    I will contact the current domain owner and he will post a message here giving permision to do this action.

    Of course, we also want the domain mapping to be transferred.


    Hi, I’m the owner of the domain ( and I give my permision to the WordPress staff to transfer that domain and the domain mapping to the account “dmicol”, which will be the owner of that domain.

    I would appreciate if you do it as soon as possible, because the domain expired two days ago, and we’re in a hurry.

    Thanks in advance.



    Now I think it’s done, so the ball is in the wp staff’s court.

    Waiting for some news.



    I have transferred ownership of the domain to javierlight5 as requested.

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance!



    Hmm, thanks, but it wasn’t my account but “dmicol”.

    I’m talking with him, so I will close this topic if finally we agree to renew with my account.

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