Amazon Route 53
Developer Guide (API Version 2013-04-01)

Locking a Domain to Prevent Unauthorized Transfer to Another Registrar

If you want to prevent someone from transferring your domain to another registrar without your permission, perform the following procedure. You can also use the procedure to disable the lock if you want to transfer a domain to another registrar.

Note

To lock or unlock a .com.au or .net.au domain, contact AWS Support instead of performing the following procedure. For more information, see Contacting AWS Support About Domain Registration Issues.

To lock a domain to prevent unauthorized transfer to another registrar

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Route 53 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/route53/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Registered Domains.

  3. Choose the name of the domain that you want to update.

  4. Choose Enable (to lock the domain) or Disable (to unlock the domain).

  5. Choose Save.

  6. If you encounter issues while locking a domain, you can contact AWS Support for free. For more information, see Contacting AWS Support About Domain Registration Issues.