If you try to update the domain owner's contact details for an .ES domain, you'll find that this option is disabled in your Members Area:
This is because ESNIC, the domain authority for .ES domains, requires that any changes to the domain's owner contact details are done directly on their platform. You can still make changes to the Administrative or Technical contacts on your panel:
To change the domain owner's (registrant's) contact details, follow the steps below 👇
Step 1 – Gather the New Owner's Details
The new owner of the domain will need to have a NIC identifier. The NIC identifier is associated with a nic.es account and follows this format:
AAAA0-ESNIC-F0. If needed, you can create a new account here: Create nic.es account
Make sure that the contact details used can be verified, as the .ES domains regulation requires this.
Step 2 – Access the nic.es Platform
Log into your nic.es account using your NIC identifier and password 👇
If you need to find out your NIC identifier, search for your domain name at dominios.es – it will be shown as part of your registrant data:
If you don't have a password, click on Retrieve password or follow this link: Renew nic.es password.
Step 3 – Change the Domain's Contact Details
Head to the Domain Transfer Request section and enter your domain name:
Scroll down to fill in the data of the new owner and new administrative contact (ACP) by adding their NIC identifiers. Both contacts can be the same in the case of persons. The ACP contact must not be a corporation:
Once done, enter the captcha and click on Continue.
STEP 4 – Sign the Application
Next, sign the application using an electronic DNI/certificate or by uploading a photocopy of the national identity or certifying document. The maximum file size allowed is 2 MB. If you have issues attaching it, try resizing it until it is uploaded correctly.
STEP 5 – Confirm the Request
An email will be sent to the new owner and administrative contact to confirm the request. The current owner will have to access nic.es using their NIC identifier and perform the following actions:
Accept the transmission process – click on Yes
Confirm the domain's data – you will have the option to change registrar and nameservers. Make sure to indicate Registrar.eu (our vendor code at Nic.es) as the accredited registrar; otherwise, the domain management will be moved to nic.es:
Sign the transmission agreement – use an electronic DNI/certificate or upload a photocopy of the national identity or certifying document
Once confirmed, nic.es will proceed with the review and verification of the request. If everything is correct, it will be accepted. The processing takes approximately 5–7 days.