Domain Name transfers and such


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I’m in a precarious sitaution with a clients domain name and I am not sure how things are going to go from here…

The client – the mother of a friend of mine – got pretty screwed with a hosting company that designed her site and got her a domain name. She’s pretty much a computer novice to begin with but she wanted to put her company online…

ANway, her domain name is up for renewal in a matter of days and she wants me to re-design the site (and I will be bringing it over from her current host to dreamhost)… I tried to transfer the domain name to Dreamhost but should I (or the client) be expecting email other than an invoice over this? I read (through a different registrar) about ICANN’s rule changes that effect domain name transfers and it made me think if I don’t touch this domain name, it will transfer to Dreamhost anyway…

…or doe sthe fact it’s almost time to renew it mean that transfers can’t be done right now?

Thanks.