In my opinion, this is a feature all registrars should have and as a domainer, I consider it quite desirable. Several companies already offer this and not having to wait that much for a transfer to finalize is a very nice perk.
For those that don’t know what expediting a transfer means, it’s quite simple to understand. The process works like this: after initiating a transfer, you normally have to wait a few days for it to finalize but some companies make it possible to speed up the process. That’s pretty much it.
Now sure, this feature is considerably more important for domainers than for regular customers who only transfer domains every once in a while. After all, domainers frequently move inventory out of registrars for all sorts of reasons (due to the fact that a sale took place, for example) and being able to get it over with quickly helps quite a bit.
It’s not a “deal breaker” by any means or in other words, I definitely wouldn’t leave/choose a registrar just because this feature isn’t present. Other aspects are far more important, the price for example.
But still, just thought I’d write this post so that the registrars which aren’t currently making it possible for people to expedite the transfer process can hear a domainer’s perspective about this feature.
Implementing something like this would be anything but complicated and in my opinion, domainers would appreciate such an initiative. I doubt adding this feature is a priority for registrars that mainly work with retail customers (end users) but for those which have a significant domainer customer base, it deserves to be on the “to do” list.