How to grant domain permissions to others?

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Many users register domains not only for themselves but for others as well – family, friends, colleagues or customers. It is often wanted or needed that these users can access, and to a certain degree, manage their domains.
For that, customers can grant roles and permissions to other users.

Roles and Permissions

You always can invite additional individuals to administrate your domain(s). For this, you can assign so-called “roles” to other people, which define what sort of access is granted.

Important: These “roles” solely allow to grant access to your domains within, they do not have any impact on what is shown in Whois with its published contact data.

To invite somebody to get access to your domains, a special link is sent to the email address you provide. If the invitee does not already have a login, they will get a chance to register when they click the link in this email.
When creating the role, you may enter a description to name the individual grant for being able to identify your grants later.

You can access the grants dialogue in different ways.

In your domain dashboard:

Only your latest domains will appear in this list. For large amounts of domains you could go directly to your domain list. There you can select “grants” in the menu.

The third possibility is in the “modify domain” area where you can find “Additional granted Domain permissions (Roles)” at the bottom of the page.

You always may issue grants or revoke existing grants in “My Domains“.

The dialogue for adding or removing grants/roles looks like this:

In case you are a Reseller, you not only can assign permissions or whole domains to other users using an invitation similar to the procedure above, but you also may use a direct assignment, which will be applied immediately.

Available roles:

  • Admin: can modify domains e.g. WHOIS data, modify nameservers, modify nameserver records like IP addresses, URL- and mail forwarding; transfering away or deletion of a granted domain is not possible for this role, this only can be done by the legal owner (you) of a domain
  • DNS Admin: can modify nameservers, modify nameserver records like IP addresses, URL- and mail forwarding
  • Billing: can renew domains and receives expiry notifications
  • Internal Transfer/Assignment: Complete assignment of a domain to another user (Internal Transfer). This is to move all claims and permissions on a domain to another user.